Generally the course taken after Pre-Algebra, which continues the study of Algebraic reasoning. Using many concepts such as the study of objects and relations, variables, ratios, solving for a number, etc.
Elementary math covers all concepts learned from grades K-6. This would include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, pre-algebra, basic equations, word problems, learning about money, ratios, order of operations, units of measurement, and even some basic geometry.
General computer studies refer to the basics of the computer, how to operate the systems (whether a Mac or PC), and how to successfully navigate through various applications.
I have a multiple subject teaching credential with an emphasis in music. General music would include some theory, some music history, and knowledge of instruments.
Learning more about the rules that structure the English language as well as how to put a sentence together.
An overview of the basic operating system of a Macintosh computer. Macs are known for their simplicity of drag and drop methods to help users more easily maneuver the computer. The Mac browser is Safari and their current OS (operating system) is Mountain Lion. Learning more about the Mac means how to use the OS, using garage band, setting up mail, using Microsoft office for Mac, and understanding how use the basics. I am a Macbook and iPhone user and am able to maneuver my way around Macs very easily and would be able to assist someone who is a new Mac user as well as someone who may have had one for awhile who just needs some help figuring out various programs and how to use them.
An introduction to how the Microsoft PowerPoint software works including the ins and outs of how to create a basic presentation.
Microsoft Windows deals with all standard programs that come on a PC. There are different versions, which can sometimes can be an issue when sending files to others or even receiving them. I have been using PC's since I was a freshman in high school and am very proficient in how to maneuver my way around. I am also very knowledgeable with Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Publisher) and would be able to help someone who isn't very confident in this become more skilled at creating documents and creating graphs to help with their business or work needs.
A study of how Microsoft Word works and how to edit, compose, and prepare certain types of documents.
Music History refers to the beginnings of music through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary eras. I have a multiple subject teaching credential with an emphasis in music.
Music theory is the study of how music works. It includes notation and the language of music itself. This means learning note values, key signatures, time signatures, bar lines, ledger lines, and dynamics. Learning music theory helps students and adults to read music, play an instrument more accurately, and compose their own music.
I have been tutoring middle school and junior high students in math for 8 years. I tutor students all the way up to sophomore level in high school. Prealgebra is one of the subjects I feel I am strong in when needing to assist a student who is struggling. For 5 years I also taught a 6th and 7th grade math class which primarily focused on prealgebra concepts.
The subject of reading involves not only successfully reading and understanding words in the passage or story, but being able to comprehend what the story is about.
The subject of spelling is putting phonetic sounds together to make words. There are many different methods of helping students become better spellers- flashcards, spelling sentences, writing words out a certain amount of time, etc.
Study skills are strategies to help students become better at taking tests as well as becoming more independent workers. It can also help students to succeed more on their homework, because they can use those strategies which apply to tests to help them complete homework more effectively as well. I have taught 5th grade, student taught in 2nd and 4th grades and currently teach music in south Orange County.
The study of understanding the meaning of words, as well as being able to use them successfully in sentences as well as your writing.
The study of vocal music refers to the ins and outs of how our voices work and how our vocal chords produce sound. It also is the study of how to become a better vocalist and to take precautions to preserve your voice and not damage it. I have a multiple subject teaching credential with an emphasis in music.
The subject of writing includes reviewing and trying to master grammar, punctuation, and capitalization concepts in order to put together sentences which form paragraphs which lead to papers for students to write for school. How to write a successful paragraph is also a huge part of beginning writing.