Hello! You can call me Moorea or Ms. Maguire. I love providing math help for kids, especially in word problems.
When I was in high school, some teachers overexplained things, which frustrated me. They droned on and on with unnecessarily long, complicated answers.
Fast forward a decade. As a teacher myself, I noticed many students getting answers from unreliable websites. Make sure you're sitting down because what I'm about to say will shock you: Some sources give out false information.
So in 2017, I began designing my own website to help with math, a trustworthy resource to learn how to solve word problems in a straightforward way. When I'm not creating step-by-step videos, I save teachers and parents time by delivering high-quality word problems and worksheets.
Born and raised near Los Angeles, California, I graduated from Wellesley College in Massachussetts. The west beckoned me back, and I found myself studying curriculum & instruction at New Mexico State University. View my teaching certificate and master's degree in education.
Certified in 6th to 12th grade math, I taught at a traditional public school, an
alternative public school, a private
school, a multi-family homeschool, and an online charter school.
So why did I lose the job I mentioned at the beginning of this page?
My classroom management had not been very effective, to put it nicely.
Hindsight's always 20/20, right? Looking back, I should have kept my kids focused by following the wisdom of veteran teachers and using worksheets. Something about worksheets make 95% of students bear down and work. In other words, worksheets keep goofing off to a minimum.
Ideally, education would be nothing but imaginative group projects, speech & debate, creative writing, and games. In reality, a number of factors prevent stellar behavior during those ideal lessons:
I've never been a parent, but from what I hear, there's a similar perfect world vs. real world effect: There's how you want to parent your children, and then there's reality.
I design your word problems and worksheets for the real world.