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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 covers: simplifying, operations with polynomials, exponents, factoring, various types of word problems, writing equations, solving equations and graphing. These are the general topics.

I try to find multimedia approaches to teach and reinforce the topics you need to learn to master algebra.

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Algebra 2

Course Description:

A primary goal of Algebra 2 is for students to conceptualize, analyze, and identify relationships among functions. Students will develop proficiency in analyzing and solving quadratic functions using complex numbers. Students will investigate and make conjectures about absolute value, radical, exponential, logarithmic and sine and cosine functions algebraically, numerically, and graphically, with and without technology. Students will extend their algebraic skills...
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Biology

These are the general topics covered in Biology:

Cell Structure and Function

Biochemistry

Photosynthesis/Cellular Respiration

Cellular Reproduction

Genetics

Evolution

Classification

Ecology

Human Anatomy

I am particularly adept at making difficult concepts understandable and relating them to our daily experience.

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Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. Chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. When you study chemistry, you come to understand a bit about how things work. Chemistry isn't secret knowledge, useless to anyone but a scientist. It's the explanation for everyday things, like why laundry detergent works better in hot water or how baking soda works or why not all pain...
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Geometry

This course consists of a study of the basic elements of geometry, i.e., lines, planes, space, angles, curves, figures, and transformations with extensions into three dimensions and coordinate geometry. Throughout this course, reasoning skills are developed starting with conjectures, then progressing to logical arguments and proofs. Properties and relationships of polygons, circles, and solids are studied where problem solving is emphasized.

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Physics

These are some of the main topics covered in Physics:

1-Dimensional Kinematics

Newton's Laws of Motion

Vectors and Projectiles

Forces in Two Dimensions

Momentum and Collisions

Work, Energy and Power

Circular and Satellite Motion

Static Electricity

Electric Circuits

Waves

Sound and Music

Light and Color

Reflection and Mirrors

Refraction and Lenses

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Prealgebra

Most mathematics problems can be solved with ordinary talent accompanied by extraordinary perseverance. - Anonymous

In studying Pre-Algebra we learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide algebraic expressions (variables and numbers). To solve real problems with variables we write equations and learn to work with fractions and decimals, exponents, ratios, proportions and percent, area, volume, inequalities, linear functions and, my specialty, algebraic word problems.

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SAT Math

It is important to learn how to focus objectively while reading the math questions. I can train you to analyze the questions so you will find a solution. Practicing the varied problems in this way on the SAT's will build your confidence and with diligence and persistence bring a better score.

These are the topics covered on the SAT : Numbers and operations (20–25%), Algebra and functions (35–40%), Geometry and measurement (25–30%), Data analysis, statistics, and probability (10–15%)...

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SAT Reading

I participated in a year long program to incorporate Reading and Writing to all the subjects at a regional Jr/Sr HS.

Vocabulary (comparing words in sentences) is needed for SAT Reading. I can help you notice context clues to answer the questions correctly even though you may not remember the meaning of the word. It is possible to use prefixes and suffixes which help to understand the meaning of new words. It is important to learn how to focus objectively while reading. I can train you...
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SAT Writing

We will review and practice: 1) approaches to the multiple-choice writing questions 2) developing writing skills 3) how the writing section is scored.

We will study the characteristics of effective writing with examples.

I am patient and encouraging.

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Physical Science

Physical Science may include the following subjects: Physics-the forces on the matter around us, its energy and how matter moves; Chemistry - the nature of matter and how atoms interact forming the various molecules in us and around us; Earth Science study of the weather, movement of water, plate tectonics and other geologic processes on our planet and in the heavens.

For each of the subject areas above I have either animations, short videos or demonstrations of the multiple phenomena...
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Geology

My qualifications to teach Geology are experience teaching Geophysical Science and Earth Science in high school for four years. I have always been interested in the processes of earth movement and changes. With a DVD of short videos showing the varied processes on the earth's surface and under the oceans, I have made the concepts of Geology clear and understandable. Using known geological sites on the internet I can get access up to date information on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, weather...
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GMAT

I have over 20 years experience preparing students for Physics, Chemistry, SAT, ACT, Algebra I and Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry tests. Using varied methods of review and test taking strategies I have empowered my students so they felt more confident and were more successful on their tests than they would have otherwise without the training I provided.

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ACT English

I participated in a year long program to incorporate Reading and Writing in all subjects at a regional Jr/Sr HS and have prepared many students for the SAT Math and SAT Reading and SAT Writing. Having studied Latin for two years I am adept at using prefixes and suffixes to decipher the meaning of new words. Vocabulary (comparing words in sentences) is needed for ACT Reading. I can help the student notice context clues to answer the questions correctly even though you may not remember the meaning...
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ACT Math

The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade

The test presents multiple-choice questions that require you to use reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics.

You need knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills to answer the problems, but you aren't required to know complex formulas and perform extensive computation.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with children K-12 at Blue Rock School in West Nyack, NY. at JCC on the Palisades and Scout Camps in CT. I prepared fun, hands on lessons in science; created original programs in Tenafly's Weekend Academy such as Hungry Chemist and Geo-Detective. I volunteered to help children practice their reading when my (4) children were in school.

Participated in a Program to incorporate Reading and Writing to all the subjects at River Dell Regional Jr/Sr HS in 2007-2008.