Parent-Teacher conference for my oldest son was tonight. My lovely child is failing math mostly because he's not turning in work. I asked him if there were any concepts he didn't understand and he said that there were a few that were giving him trouble. I asked him why he hadn't asked me for help and he said that he didn't know if I could help him. His teacher pipped up that there were tutoring options. I looked at her, then looked at my son and said "Son'sname, have you ever told your teacher what I did for a living for ten years?". He looked sheepish and said "Math Teacher". His teacher laughed, but my brain hurt. Umm, honey, I have a master's degree in math, taught 7th grade and community college for 10 years. I think I can help you with Algebra I. UGH.