I teach math at a school that reaches out to dropout students. We work with a students with behavioral issues, academic challenges, and emotional instabilities.
I have found that showing students how to do advanced (or often even the most basic) mathematical procedures does not enable them to succeed at math. Something more that seeing math is required - the students have to do math, on their own.
The best way I can help my students is by asking the right questions, and letting them work through the problem on their own. This blog is about my journey in finding the right questions to allow my students to explore math for themselves.