I"ve always been the person that helps my granddaughter with her "school" stuff. She has always enjoyed learning math beyond her school assignments, so when we finished up with fractions and decimals, she asked "What"s next?"
Now, we are about 2/3rds thru the algebra book and she looks forward to learning geometry. That is pretty good progress for a fifth-grader!
A kid with a love of learning is a pleasure to teach, whether it be algebra or tractors or farming or whatever. (And, if"n the teacher is smart, a few good lessons on life can be sneaked in to counteract the daily puke that flows from the TV and internet!)