My second job in America was being a math tutor at the local college I went to. .
Students would come to the learning center and get private tutoring on different subjects. I was hired for Math and Statistics.
I discovered that I loved tutoring. Most people that came to the center have reached a turning point in their life. They have already realized they didn't have the right foundation. A lot of them were working full time - likely in a job they hated. They were in college to change their lives. Their determination was inspiring.
In the beginning I didn't know how to explain math. A lot of the students were anxious around it.
The first thing they usually told me was how much they hated math. I tried different things but it din't work. So one day, I tried something different.
Me - What is 1/5th of 200?
Student - Gave me a blank stare.
Me - If you had only $200 and you had to split it equally with 5 of your friends, how much would each get?
Student (within in seconds) - $40 of course.
They often had a look that said - That was easy.
Eureka moment - Teach math like it is all about money.