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The ACT is a fearful dragon to be slain, but it can be done! Having scored a 32 on the reading portion of this exam, I have composed several strategies to conquer the reading section which involves expanding the base vocabulary combined with the development of critical reading skills and analysis.
I scored a 5 (out of 5) on the Advanced Placement US History exam. My love for American history stretches back to the early days of my childhood when I grew up idolizing Washington, Lincoln, and the Roosevelt's. I am well versed in all facets American history, from the story of the Americas before the Europeans and leading up the invention of the internet and the war on Terror.
In order to become a more effective writer having a base understanding of the functions of language is crucial, and the best way to learn is practice. Having taken and scored high on both Advanced Placement English Exams (Composition and Literature), I have created several components of a multi-faceted plan to advance a students skills in writing and understanding all the nuances of language.
Europe has a long and complex history, filled with the Princes of that or the Duke of this signing treaties of this-unpronounceable-city. Fortunately for us, it is very well documented, and I believe while knowing the key players is important, history needs to be seen as a series of trends and patterns over time. I work with my students to help them to step back and see the bigger picture, and then to write about it effectively and answer the dreaded multiple-choice questions not just through sheer memorization, but by understanding the context of history as a whole.
The World's a big place, but that is no reason not to learn all about it. Having a base knowledge of the geography of our world is key as geography ties into current events, history, and so much more. And fortunately, there are many ways to learn geography, not the least of which are games.
Government & Politics
My area of expertise, I am an avid follower of politics and am well-informed on the workings of government. Scoring a 5 (out of 5) on the Advanced Placement US Government and Politics exam, I am also a published author in the Northeastern University Political Review, a well-respected political publication.
Ah, the wonderful world of literature. Having taken both AP English classes and exams, I can say that reading a book for school can somehow manage to be both enjoyable and frustrating at the time. My goal is to remove the frustrating part entirely by assisting the student to see the book (well, most of them anyway) for being what they are, works of art. Then we work on breaking down the book and analyzing all the pieces so that the student can articulate ideas and understand the underlying themes of the story.
I can not only work with a student to proofread their assignment(s), but this also includes utilizing teaching strategies to help avoid future mistakes and increase writing fluency.
Reading is a fundamental skill that is critical to success in all other academic areas, and life in general. If you or someone you know struggles with reading, there are several strategies I can employ that involve not only training the brain to read faster, but also to increase the comprehension level in addition to making reading an enjoyable, fun experience!
Scoring a 740 on this section, I often find that the key to this section is breaking it down and following the patterns that the piece provides. This involves adding and then applying critical reading skills and analysis to increase comprehension levels.
Building a good vocabulary base is key for any student. The idea here is to expand, practice, and apply new vocabulary that can enhance a students learning and academic experience.
While some see the History of the World as a boring list of names and dates, I prefer to view in the lends of the greatest story ever told. It is filled with all sorts of fascinating characters, and plot twists you never see coming. I hope to provoke a similar love of history in my students, for when tackling something as large as the history of the world, then some enthusiasm is needed. Scoring a 5 out of 5 on the Advanced Placement World History Exam, I have several concrete strategies in place to assist my students to write effectively and to deconstruct the multiple-choice questions.