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I am many things as most of your are. I am a teacher and a tutor. My background training is in line with teaching and coaching others to learn and improve their skills. I use these skills to ensure that my students are understanding what I am teaching them. My goal is to help students develop the habits that will carry them through school and life. It is through teaching them how to search for, understand and explain the information required that I help my students succeed. Unlike most tutors, while I do focus on immediate performance, I don't forget that the ultimate goal is to improve student overall understanding and ability to learn on their own. I want to create life long learners. I am also a parent. I have a fourteen year old daughter who I have personally tutored in all subjects. She is an A and B student who takes nothing but Honors classes. She accomplishes this even while attending New World School of The Arts which is a very demanding school in both the arts and academics. I have the ability to breakdown what needs to be learned in such a way as to make it easier to understand. I accomplish this by taking what is to be learned and dividing it into partial lessons. I then focus on these individually referencing knowledge that matches what the student might know. This gives the student a point of reference. Once, the partial lesson is understood we move on to the next and build one on top of the other until all the material is understood. To summarize, this gives me a minimum of 4 years experience tutoring with great short term and long term results. In addition to mathematics, I have a background in Business. I have 17 years of Retail Experience with more than 10 of those years as Training Manager. This along with my experience in Tutoring gives me great insight into what is required to be successful in Business and Education. Any subject that I have been certified in with this website is one that I feel very comfortable teaching. I will continue to add other subjects as I revisit the material and ensure that I am current on the subjects before I offer my services for them.
The ACT sports four trademark multiple-choice subject tests covering English, Math, Reading, and Science. These are designed to evaluate your overall educational development and your ability to complete college-level work. You'll have 2 hours and 55 minutes of dedicated test time to complete the subject tests, not including breaks.
As far as scoring goes, your subject test scores (ranging from 1 to 36) are determined after throwing out any incorrect answers — only correct responses count! The four areas are then averaged together to come up with your overall, or composite, score.
The ACT also includes an optional 30-minute writing test designed to measure your skill in planning and writing a short essay. This segment is your chance to highlight your writing skills! If you opt to take it, the additional scores will be reported, along with comments about your essay. These scores are reported separately.
So, if writing is a weak area, you might want to take the ACT and skip the writing section, since it's currently optional (although some schools require it). If writing is your strength, having extra kudos passed on to your choice schools may benefit you.
Why algebra matters:
It is frequently called the gatekeeper subject. It is used by professionals ranging from electricians to architects to computer scientists.
Basic algebra is the first in a series of higher-level math classes students need to succeed in college and life. Because many students fail to develop a solid math foundation, an alarming number of them graduate from high school unprepared for college or work. Many end up taking remedial math in college, which makes getting a degree a longer, costlier process than it is for their more prepared classmates. And it means they're less likely to complete a college-level math course. For middle schoolers and their parents, the message is clear: It's easier to learn the math now than to relearn it later.
Algebra II is the fork in the road. Those who succeed in this second part of the algebra sequence are well on their way to precalculus, calculus, and higher mathematics, which open the door to careers in science, engineering, medicine, economics, information technology, and many other fields.
And since algebraic thinking is found in almost every sphere of modern life, a thorough grounding in this abstract discipline is essential for many nontechnical careers as well, from law to business to graphic arts.
Such benefits aside, Algebra II is a deeply rewarding subject in its own right that goes well beyond the rudiments of signed numbers, symbols, and simple equations learned in Algebra I. Indeed, the transition from Algebra I to Algebra II is like the leap from the first to the second year of a language, when you make your first steps toward genuine fluency. With the basic concepts firmly in place, you are ready to extend your skills in exciting new directions and to start to think mathematically.
Math is a discipline which builds upon itself. Therefore, it is very important for students at an elementary level (k-5) to build their basic math skills in order to expand the concepts throughout their academic careers
Science is a cumulative learning process in both process and content. If we wait too long to capture students’ attention and interest, they will not build a strong enough fluency in the language of science and will be crippled by their lack of basic understanding to move forward.
Algebra is a broad division of mathematics. This branch of math deals with analyzing operations and relations and concepts based on them. Many students in high school feel that algebra is the most difficult subject. Students, who find this subject easy and fun, have done a thorough Pre Algebra study. It includes the study of number system, decimals, fractions and integers among others. If one wants to make studying algebra of higher level comfortable and easy, then one has to know these basics thoroughly. The basic topics are relatively easy and a regular practice and revision is sufficient to master the concepts.
When looking at the SAT in comparison to the ACT, a clear difference is that the SAT is designed to evaluate your general thinking and problem-solving abilities. It kicks things off with a required 25-minute essay. This is the start to the Writing section, which you'll complete in addition to the Critical Reading and Math sections. The SAT differs from the ACT in terms of the amount of time you'll have to complete it (3 hours and 5 minutes) and the format in which you provide your answers.
Similar to the ACT, the SAT has multiple-choice areas, but it also has a part in the Math section where you'll be required produce your answers — no chance of guessing from a set of choices here! And unlike the ACT, the SAT doles out a slight penalty for wrong answers on the multiple choice questions (but not on the student-produced ones).
When considering the ACT vs. the SAT, keep in mind that both tests allot ample time for completion, but the SAT has fewer questions — 140 compared to the 215 on the ACT. The SAT also focuses heavily on vocabulary, while the ACT hones in on grammar and punctuation.
Review of Daniels Algrebra 1 Lesson with my Son — I find Daniel not only professional, polite and very courteous but extremely knowledgeable in Math. Very Smart! I have had other tutors come to the house that said they had experience in Math/Algebra and did not. I am very happy! He is wonderful with my Son. My son feels comfortable with him and has bonded very well. I highly recommend him, he is very knowledgeable. ...
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