1. Hyperphysics This website is basically a concept map of every physics topic, and I mean every. It's not a comprehensive guide to all of them, but it provides a basic overview of pretty much everything you could ever want to know about physics. It's not a "Physics for Dummies" site, so if you're struggling, you'll still need a competent tutor. That being said, if you want to look up and equation or definition, or just learn a little more about something your teacher only mentioned, it is the best resource I know. 2. Paul's Online Math Notes This website offers extremely detailed lessons on Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III, and Differential Equations. To be honest, I learned most of what I know about Calculus through Paul, not my professors. I'll even admit that many students can use this in place of a tutor. Paul's teaching style isn't for everyone, though, so many people will still need some extra help. 3. SparkNotes Test Prep Don't be turned... read more
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Learning new language is exciting! Getting out of your comfort zone and explore. Spanish, Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese if you learn these you can pick up other Latin languages quickly and pronunciation skills to speak fluently. I have tutored several student's on Brazilian Portuguese, and they are excited to learn other languages. Have fun, be spontaneous, and learn a new language!
You might consider “texting” as a form of writing and in its strictest definition, texting is a form of writing. But really, texting is actually speech written down, and when you study and do writing in a school setting, you are asked to do much more. School writing is a formalized type of communication. In other words, in order to write well, you must first think through what you want to communicate and then structure your thoughts so that the reader can follow your line of thinking without having to raise a single question! Think about it. When you read an article in a magazine or read a book, you do not have a way to ask the writer about something you don’t understand because the writer simply is not around. So, conversely, when you write and submit a class composition or a college entrance essay about yourself, the writing piece must stand alone and all of its arguments must support the central idea of what you are trying to get across. It is much... read more
Hello! I am writing to let you know that in 2014, as an ART TUTOR I will be offering lessons that you don't need to haul any art equipment to. If you want to schedule more then one lessons, and invite some friends, the lessons would have, food and music in a quiet not distracting setting and I would come to your residence. Great for Summer parties with kids! Adults can take in the fun too, for everyone needs some fun time, and down time, from everyday schedules. I have an open backyard for painting if you prefer lessons at our home. (Weather permitting.) I am excited this year to try something new and FUN! There is Art companies out there who can do the same thing, but you don't know the instructor. Get to know me. I am a mother of 5, and enjoy art. I help out doing art in my daughters school once a month. I have experience, and schooling, and a degree. If you want an experienced artist, I am the tutor for you. I'm on time, flexible, and accommodating... read more
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As I held the crisp white letter with the university’s insignia in my hand, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I read the letter once more to ensure that I understood the cold words. If you do not improve academically within the next semester, you will be expelled from this institution. I stood at the mailboxes in my residence hall… suddenly awaken (rudely I would argue) from my cozy assumption that, “I am smart and that’s all that matters”. Back in 2001 I didn’t realize that peacefully drifting as I did in high school would not serve me well in college. No matter how smart I really am I would not have made it college by simply paying attention and doing my homework. Study skills are imperative for maximizing success potential. This is no major secret but sadly studies of freshmen revel that my experience was not isolated. Many students may suffer a blow to their self-confidence when they encounter the more rigorous academic work of higher education . Even more... read more
PORTUGUESE: the language of BIG BRAZIL! BRAZIL: the land of SOCCER! SOCCER: love it or hate it, it is a worldwide passion! Brazilian Portuguese is FUN: and Brazilians are all about fun, soccer, beautiful places to visit, friends to make! Even if you are all about business, BRAZIL is the land of opportunity! (Check it out, Google it!) Whatever your purpose or ambition, Brazilian PORTUGUESE is going to take you on a journey of success, new projects, travels, dreams... Vamos aprender juntos! Let's learn together! Leticia S. :)
Hi All:) My favorite resources found online vary greatly, in regards to which subject help is needed in. For math intermediate level and down, math-drills.com and mathfactcafe.com can be very useful. Although I don't tutor in Physics currently, physicsclassroom.com is a good online resource to help a student get kind of warmed up before learning a new lesson. For any elementary topics, greatschools.org/worksheets/elementary-school/ is a good resource. All of these are free and easily found. Also, simply typing in your subject of interest followed by practice problems, can guide to a large exploration of online help 24/7.
Dear readers, Many times I have been asked about dyslexia by concerned parents, parents who see their child struggling at school or even as early as Pre -K, but don't know what to do or if they panic over nothing. As a certified dyslexia tutor with a lot of experience, I can identify the warning signs right away. I would like you, parents, to be able to see these warning signs too, and early enough to be able to help your child before they experience difficulties and frustration. Please watch this informative video, which also tells a personal story that will touch your hearts. (It also endorses the Orton Gillingham Approach which I use when working with my dyslexic students). You will do yourselves and your child a huge favor, and you will become their best advocates. Below is the link to this video that I highly recommend watching: http://www.bartonreading.com/dyslexiaSymptomsSolutions_Part01.html All the... read more
Come with me on a journey of division. I have here a bag of M&Ms, which you and I and two of your friends want to share equally. I'm going to pour the bag out on the table and split it into four equal piles. For this example, “one bag” is our whole, and the best number to represent that whole would be the number of M&Ms in the bag. Let's say there were 32. If I split those 32 M&Ms into four equal piles and asked you how many were in one pile, you could certainly just count them. But a quicker way would be to take that 32 and divide it by the number of piles I'd made, which in this case is 4. You'd probably write that as: 32 ÷ 4 = 8 So there are 8 candies in each pile. Seems easy enough with a large number of M&Ms, right? But what if there were less candies – what if our “whole” was less than the entire bag? Well, for a while we'd be okay – if there were 16, for example, we'd do the same thing and come up with piles of 4 instead of piles... read more
Hey there! I am going to start upload my collection of worksheets, subject outlines, study tips, study images, and various other study materials. I have uploaded a "test example" of the nursing process. This was just something quick I put together. I am just getting the word out that more materials will be available shortly! If there are any topics in the realm of nursing, pharmacology, pathophysiology, or anatomy and physiology that you would like addressed, please let me know and I will do my best to assist you! Here is the link to the example/test document: http://www.wyzant.com/resources/files/262100/overview_of_the_nursing_process I am also now available for Skype sessions! Therefore, distance and location are not limiting factors! Thank you! Happy studying :) Please visit my profile page here: http://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/TX/Spring/8057262/
A website I like to use with my SAT students is freerice.com. This website has a vocabulary section which asks students to pick a synonym from a list of 4. For every correct answer, the website donates 10 grains of rice to the World Hunger Programme. It's a great way to study vocabulary and do good at the same time! You can create a profile and the website will track your progress with the vocabulary. For every 5 consecutive correct answers at a given level, the difficulty is then increased, so it is also a good way to challenge yourself. Encourage students to look up words that they have never heard of and create a list of their own of vocab words to study. I've found this to be much more effective than simply using flashcards as it is less repetitive and more fun. This is also a great resource for those learning English! Additionally, there are minimal vocabulary games for other languages, but the website is constantly improving, so in the future these may become... read more
I've found that most students have little to no difficulty understanding the difference between parallel and perpendicular lines when only one plane is involved. Either they never touch, or they intersect at a 90 degree angle, or they just plain intersect. This concept is relatively easy to visualize because it is completely 2 dimensional. Where the difficulty lies, is visualizing these same types of lines when different planes are involved, since it is 3d. To help, I utilize flash cards, or small pieces of paper. Have students draw a series of lines on each flash cards, making sure there is at least a set of parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and intersecting lines on each, and give each line a name. Then move the flashcards in different ways, either stacking them or making parallel planes, and quiz them about the new relationships between the lines.
Many of the students I tutor have the skills it takes to succeed, but their confidence or motivation is low. I find that the best way to see results, for the benefit of myself, the students, and the parents, is to provide that student with the tools to understand what it feels like to succeed, and therefore to be confident. Although parents usually have the best intentions, the children may just need to hear the same advice from a peer, or a tutor. Having a new face recommending the same concepts will reinforce the idea, and the student will not resist the idea. Through hiring a tutor, the stress of overseeing a child's behavior, homework completion, peer relations, and school succeed should be alleviated. Although all skill improvement takes time, there will be guaranteed results if the tutor and student see eye-to-eye, and if the student really is motivated -- no matter how far below the surface -- then grades will improve quite quickly!
Speaking Chinese is actually quite simple. All Chinese words are one-syllable words. So any one-syllable sound or word you can think of probably correspond to some Chinese word you just do not know yet. For example... The word I in Chinese is pronounced wo. Think of the English word wok, but do not pronounce the k. The word love in Chinese is pronounced ai. It has the same pronunciation as the English word I. Lastly, the word you in Chinese is pronounced ni. It is how you would pronounce the English word knee. So to put it together... I - love - you wo - I - knee
When we talk about time management we are inevitably thinking externally. There is this thing called time, which hangs out in the corner of your eye, always present yet elusive. Strategies for time management are thus often externally focused: Use software like Leechblock, an add-on to Firefox. This software blocks access to social media and other websites that tempt us to waste time, so that you can work without distraction on the computer. Keep a Master To Do List. I use Draft, a simple text editor for Android, but you could also do a legal pad or a dry erase board. Write on it anything that you’re concerned about forgetting. Turn off notifications on your email or phone. Then, block out an hour or so a day specifically devoted to correspondence and catching up. This saves you time wasted on interruptions. But what about the internal? What about when you decide to open up Internet Explorer instead, bypassing the well-meaning inflexibility of... read more
Hello! My name is Heather, and I'm a sixth grade English teacher in Arlington, Mass. I've never had a blog before, but this seems like an awesome place to put all my loves in one place: writing, education, and providing useful information. So here goes! Each blog post will feature helpful hints & resources for teachers, tutors, and students alike. Everything I put up will be tried and proven effective by me, my colleagues, or my students. Happy learning! Love, Heather So begins blog post #1: A few years ago, I swore by flash cards as a way of drilling myself on memorizable test material. I would spend hours slaving over stacks of color-coded index cards, carefully inscribing the name of the concept on the blank side, the definition and other useful material on the little blue lines on the back. Fast-forward to today. Nobody has time for that-- not when Chrissy has three hockey games and then soccer practice... read more
I have used this website for years. It is a free source of tutoring for any student wishing to understand Spanish grammar. You can read or print out the explanations. There are several quizzes to help your comprehension. It is also very USER FRIENDLY. www.studyspanish.com
Spanish is becoming more and more important with regards to business. Learning Spanish will enable you to better communicate with Spanish speaking employees or co-workers. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to offer your product or service to the 350 million people whose mother tongue is Spanish? In North America, Hispanic consumers are the fastest-growing market segment. As for job opportunities, it certainly wouldn't hurt to have Spanish on your resume. In the United States, knowing Spanish can be particularly helpful if you work in healthcare or education. Increasingly, the building trades are employing more and more Spanish speaking workers. One thing is certain. If you are bilingual, you will be more marketable and have more career choices than your monolingual counterpart. Globalization, with it's accompanying free trade agreements is shrinking the business world, and those who know more than one language will definitely have the edge.
Let me guess… the question that is currently floating through your brain is as follows: what the heck is “math anxiety?” While it may sound bizarre and made up, math anxiety is an actual condition that is quite common amongst students. It is similar to other sorts of anxiety or fear a person might encounter when doing something that is personally terrifying such as public speaking, interacting with strangers, or being around scary animals. The symbols and the operations can feel overwhelming for some, and that can trigger a subsequent anxiety reaction that completely stifles one’s brain and prevents a person from properly absorbing any material. The Cause Of Math Anxiety Math anxiety is a learned reaction. Students who have negative experiences with math early on tend to have bad emotions and limiting beliefs tied to mathematics. Once these reactions and beliefs are established, students will subconsciously return to those bad feelings whenever mathematics... read more