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The ACT English Test assesses your knowledge of English grammar and writing.
My classes are designed to give test candidates exactly what they need to do well on the grammar section and to teach a writing format and style that will get top marks on the "optional" (check college requirements) essay section.
The ACT Science section requires strong critical reading skills more than actual science knowledge (although there's some of that on the test too.)
I work with my students on reading and scanning for details, sketching quick charts and graphs to keep track of information read and using deductive reasoning to answer the questions accurately and quickly for the best score possible.
I took many of the courses required of the anthropology major at UCLA before I changed my major to Political-Science with a Minor in Anthropology. I still retain much of that knowledge and enjoy the subject immensely. I studied mainly cultural and linguistic anthropology. I took a forensic course, but would not feel confident in my abilities enough to tutor.
One of my favorite subjects of all time! I studied Archaeology as part of my Anthropology Minor at UCLA. I averaged A's in my minor courses and still retain much of the information learned.
Are you worried about the essay section of the bar exam? I passed the Georgia state bar exam a few years ago. The essay section is not super difficult (in relation to the MBE) but does require the ability to 1) see the issues presented 2) state them and 3) deal with them in organized and efficient way REALLY FAST. :)
I offer students plenty of help and practice with the items 1-3 above so that on test-day they'll be armed with the tools they need to pass the essay section of the exam.
I study this field voraciously and have a wealth of resources in materials upon which I draw. I help my students polish or build their resumes and create a networking plan that increases their visibility to others in their chosen field. I can also help students define their interests and personal goals, and match them with various career options to explore.
I am a non-native speaker of Chinese with over 10 years of formal and informal studies in Chinese. I took many university courses in Mandarin and Cantonese and lived in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where those languages are spoken, for several years.
I am an excellent teacher for Beginners because I know firsthand the challenges they face as they try to learn Chinese sounds, syntax, and vocabulary for the first time.
I teach mainly spoken Chinese and can get students to a conversational level very quickly in an easy and fun way. If you need more advanced help or want to learn to write, you should probably choose a tutor for whom Chinese is a native language.
I've been helping local and foreign students with their college and grad school applications for several years now. I work with students on choosing colleges based on their interests and financial needs, managing deadlines, and writing and editing admissions and scholarship essays. If applicable, I can help "undecideds" make the most of a "gap" year, to save money while trying to determine career interests.
As an attorney, I practice public speaking skills frequently, whether in court, at administrative hearings, or before audiences of potential clients. My experience as a debate team teacher to summer day-camp students also comes in handy.
In my sessions, students learn simple methods designed to enable them to, with a little practice, speak comfortably to an audience, whether small and intimate, like co-workers at a business meeting, or larger gatherings, such as participants at a trade seminar or conference.
Because public speaking is more than just reading one's notes aloud, I teach the ability to think critically, identify goals, and communicate a specific message in an organized, coherent way without succumbing to nervousness. Speaking in front of others is not so difficult once these skills have been developed. Good luck!
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)for nursing students is a bit of a surprise, in terms of difficulty, for the uninitiated. This is a quick multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage.
I tutor students in English and Critical Thinking/Reading TEAS content using test-prep materials to improve student's ability in paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension and inferences/conclusions. I can also help TEAS candidates with the essentials of science reasoning, and technical aspects of the English language, like punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling.
Students in my class learn quick and easy methods for 1) brainstorming and developing a solid thesis, 2) organizing and outlining a draft and 3) adding one's personal flare to the final product. I simplify the writing process so that many of my students are able to dramatically improve their abilities in just a few lessons. Writing is fun when you know how!