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Thee math portion of the ACT is designed to measure math skills that high school students are expected to learn by the end of their junior year in high school. Standardized math tests provide an objective way for college admissions officers to evaluate the level of math skills students have, regardless of the courses they took or grades they earned in high school.
The math component of the ACT standardized test has 60 questions, and test takers are allowed 60 minutes to complete this portion of the exam. The math questions on the ACT are multiple choice, as are all questions on this exam. However, multiple choice does not mean that a test taker who does not have math skills will likely be able to guess his or her way to an outstanding score.
Standardized math tests generally require testers to use their reasoning abilities to solve practical math examples. Students are allowed to use calculators on the ACT. Test takers will need to know basic formulas and possess the ability to perform basic computations in order to successfully answer standardized math test questions.
I can help a student brush up on math before the test, going over the range of problems on the test in order to identify weaknesses that need additional practice. Then we can schedule sessions (I recommend about 90 minutes each) as needed in order to address these problem areas. The student can also help shape and direction of these sessions.
I took AP American History and AP American Government in high school. In college I took another American History course and chose to focus on the presidency of Andrew Jackson as my final project.
I am an Army linguist, as I am a graduate of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. I graduated from DLI in 2006. I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Arabic from Methodist University in 2009. I currently teach Arabic as one of the faculty members at the Global Language Network in Washington, D.C. The Army also requires me to maintain my language proficiency and score a minimum of a 2/2 on the DLPT every year.
I've taken the ASVAB two separate times, the first time when I initially joined the Army Reserves and they made me take it again why I transferred two years later into Active Duty. Both times I got the highest possible composite score, 99%.
I took Biology and AP Biology in high school. I took biology again in college. Wanting to specialize in marine biology, I have worked at two aquariums, the Boothbay Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology.
I took both Chemistry and AP Chemistry in high school. As a marine biology major, I then took first and second year Chemistry at the college level.
I have always studied science in school and still remember this little jingle from my seventh grade science teacher: "Little Sally was a chemist, little Sally is no more; what Sally thought was H20 was H2S04."
I have taken courses in Micro, Macro, Economics in International Affairs, and International Political Economy. I have also tutored students in Advanced Micro Economics and tutored an Econ international student in Arabic.
I love working with children on math skills! Everyone has a different ability level and a different pace of learning. In the beginning, children often don't yet know how they learn best. Are they a visual person? Or do they need to write it out? Children who don't do well in school may just not respond well to mainstream methods of teaching in the school system. By focusing one on one, we can address the needs of the individual and find out what works best for them.
As a marine biology major, I have taken college courses in both Geology and Oceanography. I found that the course content of one often supplemented the other, since the two subjects are interrelated.
Government & Politics
I have taken undergraduate courses in American Government, American History, The Living Constitution, Ethics, International Political Economy, International Relations, Politics in Southeast Asia, Micro Economics, and Macro Economics. I have taken graduate courses in History, International Security Politics, International Ethics, International Economics, and the Politics of International Law.
I took Latin for 4 years in high school in Lewiston, Maine and 3rd year Latin at Bates College, getting an A-. I still have all my materials and continue to work on it occasionally.