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Topic: speaking engagements

The Math Unicorn is Back! Free Magical Math Tea Parties, Thurs 5/14 and Fri 5/15 @ noon eastern!

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Yesterday, a 4th grader who came to our first math tea party wanted to know, “When is the next one?”

Well, good news! Our next math tea party is next week!

And you’re invited!

Do you feel overwhelmed by suddenly having to homeschool your child with math?

Wondering how you’ll make it through the rest of the school year?

Filled with dread trying to explain math homework?

Do you wish you could actually make math…magical?

Then come join us this coming Thurs 5/14 and Fri 5/15 @ noon eastern,
as I join forces with beloved tea party legend, Mrs. B of Tea With Mrs B,
for this fun virtual event.

We will unveil the secrets of making math magical that I’ve discovered over my career as a Virtual Magical Math Tutor, helping creative, passionate, unique kids achieve true math mastery.

You will learn simple, effective, fun tools that can be used on any problem and at any grade level.

Then we will practice applying these tools together,
choosing from problems you bring to class,
with participants taking turns in the spotlight getting help directly from me.

Wear your favorite tea party hat, and bring your favorite tea!

This event is designed for:
– parents, 
– or parents and kids *together*,
– but is NOT for kids to attend solo. 
(This is NOT a “drop-off” event.)

NOTE: This time we’re splitting it into two age groups: 

Thurs 5/14 @ noon eastern 
for 3rd graders and up, with their parents
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER yourself & your 3rd-12th grader

and Fri 5/15 @ noon eastern
for 1st & 2nd graders, with their parents
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER yourself & your 1st-2nd grader

COST: Free!  
LOCATION: On zoom! You’ll get the link when you register

And please share with anyone who you sense could use this support!

Related links:
Testimonial: I’m Officially a Math Unicorn
Case Study: a 5th grader goes from saying “Math Doesn’t Like Me” to singing and dancing about math while wearing a purple tutu
What Parents Of Math-Confident Children Secretly Do (That Typical Parents Don’t) – #1

Topic: speaking engagements

Thurs April 23: Virtual Math Tea Party–you’re invited!

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Feeling stressed out about doing math with your child?

Come to our virtual math tea party, Thurs April 23rd, 6-7:30 pm eastern!

Parents have been thrust into a trial by fire—learning to balance on the tightrope between our jobs and as de-facto in-home teachers.

If you’re finding yourself at the end of that (tight) rope, and you’d like support, join me (along with co-host, beloved etiquette legend Mrs. B of Tea With Mrs. B) for a virtual math lesson and tea time!

During this lesson:

1. We will unveil the secrets of making math magical. You will learn simple, effective, fun tools that can be used on any problem, at any grade level. 

2. We will practice applying these tools together, choosing from problems you bring to tea. Participants will take turns getting help on their specific problems.

Brew your favorite tea, and don your most festive party hat! 

Please email 1-3 math problems in advance to work through together during the call. 

We are in this together, and will walk you through this rather intimidating subject with our signature magic and whimsy. 

WHEN: Thurs April 23rd, 6-7:30 pm eastern (register here)

WHERE: on zoom! (link provided after registration)

COST: It’s FREE! Parents and children are welcome to attend together or parent may attend on his or her own.

AGES: Parents & children from 3rd-12th grade

I’m excited to see you there!!

Sending you love,
The Professional Math Unicorn 😉

PS. Just click here to register!

Topic: speaking engagements

Update: Me + my cello are going to Iceland!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Rebecca Zook playing cello in Central Park – Photo Credit Martin Lee #ChineysPhoto

Hey beautiful ones!

I am so excited!

I’ve been invited to Iceland to perform and record with my cello this August in a sacred cave, on a magical glacier, and in an ancient forest full of elves!

So I will be stepping out of my office to fully immerse myself in the Iceland experience.

After taking two weeks as a full break, I’ll just be serving my magical math mentoring clients from Iceland while performing and recording.

I am totally looking forward to sharing this new magical Iceland energy with you when I return!

In the meantime, if you are interested in working with me one-on-one, you can submit your application for my special math mastery programs here.

I will be scheduling application interviews for when my schedule is open in September.

In the meantime, if you’d like to to follow my magical cello adventure in Iceland, I’ll be sharing updates right here on my facebook music page, including videos of me performing.

Sending you love,

PS. Update to the update: I’ve now returned from Iceland and am accepting applications for new students!

If you would math to feel like a magical adventure for your child,
just fill out this application here.

Once your application is received, I will reach out to schedule a special application interview for us to get clear on whether my work would be a fit for your family.

I’m so excited to receive your application!

Topic: speaking engagements

“End the math freakout” live in LA: Tues 1/31 in Santa Monica

Friday, January 6th, 2017

I’m very excited about this rare upcoming West Coast appearance!

On Tues 1/31 at 6 pm, I’ll be speaking to parents at the Montana Avenue Public Library in Santa Monica, Los Angeles about how to raise a math-confident daughter!

Come and join me, and please spread the word to parents who you think may be interested!

Math can be an enormous source of parental anxiety, where even the most math-confident parents can find themselves stuck when it comes to supporting their own child. Make sure that math anxiety isn’t an obstacle to your daughter’s dreams.

You will discover how to support your daughter to achieve true mastery, rise to the top of their class, and even come to experience math as a source of joy and a type of self-expression.

You’ll walk away with clear steps, case studies, and tools that you can use immediately at home to ensure math confidence and success.

Talk title: End the math freakout: How to raise a math-confident daughter

THIS TALK IS FOR: Parents of creative, passionate, unique daughters from 4th grade through high school who are having issues with math and know that something needs to change.

Date: Tuesday, 1/31

Time: 6-7 pm

Location: 1704 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Cost: Free and open to the public.

I would love to see you there!
Sending you love,

Topic: speaking engagements

I’m speaking about the future of math education: Wed 11/16, 6-8 pm, at the Connecticut Science Center

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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I’m very excited to announce….

I will be serving as an expert panelist on the future of math education at the Connecticut Science Center, Wed 11/16, from 6-8 pm!

I would love to have you in the audience and meet you in person!

The details:

Date: Wed 11/16
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Connecticut Science Center,
250 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT
Cost: $10 for general admission, $5 for museum members

To get your tickets click here.

The other panelists and the moderator are also going to be great:

Moderator: Marjorie Wikler Senechal, Ph.D, Louise Wolff Kahn Professor Emerita in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology at Smith College
Panelist: Fabiana Cardetti, Ph.D, Graduate Director for Instructional Development, UConn Department of Mathematics
Panelist: Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D, Dean UConn Neag School of Education

Hope to see you there 🙂

Topic: speaking engagements

Come meet me live in Nashville, Wed 7/13/16

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

cropped butterfly invite

[special speaking engagement in ‪#‎Nashville‬]

Math anxiety: while it’s one of the main reasons girls opt out of STEM classes, majors, and careers, math anxiety is rarely, if ever, even mentioned in school. But trying to teach students math while ignoring math anxiety is like trying to build a cathedral during an earthquake.

Next Wednesday, July 13th, I’ll be speaking at a very special Think Tank sponsored by the Center for STEM Education and girls to address this very issue.

Join me for my session, “End the math freakout: how to break the cycle of math anxiety and raise a masterful, math-confident generation of girls.”

In this presentation, you will discover how to use girls’ emotions around math as a secret weapon to create deep mastery and achievement, whether you’re preventing math anxiety or supporting girls already struggling with it.

You’ll learn groundbreaking tools to build and nurture your girls’ math confidence, including:
-why perfectionism doesn’t create perfection
-growth mindset
-flow orientation
-mastery mindset, and more
so your girls can shift the paradigm, achieve true mastery, rise to the top of their class, and even come to experience math as a source of joy and a type of self-expression.

You will walk away with clear steps, case studies, and tools that you can immediately use to eliminate math anxiety and nurture a mastery approach and mastery mindset in your own classroom, school, or community.

Date: Wednesday, July 13th
Time: 3 pm (I won’t be speaking the entire day, but my presentation is part of the conference that runs from Wed 7/13-Thurs 7/14)

Location: Middle School 214 at Harpeth Hall School
3801 Hobbs Road
Nashville, TN 37215

Click here to register.

I would love to see you there!
Sending you love,

‪#‎HarpethHall‬ ‪#‎thinktank‬ ‪#‎girls‬ ‪#‎STEM‬ ‪#‎STEAM‬ ‪#‎STEMefg‬ ‪#‎CenterforSTEMEducationforGirls‬

Topic: speaking engagements

Engagement x Excellence, March 22 at the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

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Do you find yourself wondering…how can I truly engage my students with math?

Or even just…why is there such great insecurity right now about US students mastering math?

Or questioning…how can I help my students excel and succeed in math in ways that are deeply meaningful to them?

On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, I’ll be speaking at a very special professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and those involved in the mathematical lives of middle and high school students.


Topic: speaking engagements

Come meet me in person at UC Santa Barbara – Sunday 2/14!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

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Does it break your heart to hear your child say things like, “I’m not good at math?”

Do you wish that math could be something you and your child actually enjoyed TOGETHER?

Or maybe your child is confident with math, but you’re already worried about what will happen when the material gets harder?

This Sunday I’ll be speaking at a very special conference, Tech Savvy at UC Santa Barbara, which is one of the only conferences in the world with programming for both 6-9th grade girls AND their parents.

Join me for special interactive, hands-on workshops on How to Raise a Math-Confident Daughter (for parents) and a Math Mastermind (for girls)!

Date: Sunday, February 14th
Time: 9-5 pm (I won’t be speaking the entire day, but my presentations are part of the day-long event)
Location: UC Santa Barbara Student Resource Building, Goleta, CA
Cost: $10 per person (adult or student)

Click here to register.

This is a very rare opportunity to see me speak in person on the west coast.

This event will provide powerful support not only for your child but also for you as the parent, so it’s highly recommended that parents also attend!

I would love to see you there!

Sending you love,

Topic: speaking engagements

Come meet me in person in Maryland – Thursday 1/21 at 7 pm!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

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I have a super special speaking engagement coming up in Maryland, and you’re invited!

This is a rare opportunity to meet me in person (for free) in a very intimate, powerful group.

How to Sing and Dance about Math:
For Musical Theater Teens and Tweens (and their parents)!

Are you so busy prepping for musical theater auditions, rehearsing, and performing, that you don’t have a lot of time for math homework?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed and stressed about math?

Do you wish you could get your math homework done easily and quickly?

Do you want math to be something you sing and dance about–something you love and enjoy as much as musical theater?