The “silly mistake” is quite possibly the most mischievous and irksome of the math demons. It is a sly beast that lurks in the deepest recesses of your mind, emerging only periodically to sully your scores in a most disturbing way. Because of its crafty
nature, it is able to lull you into the false belief that your thorough understanding of mathematic concepts will keep you safe from its clutches...
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ACT Prep - The Friday Before Test Day
For those of you taking the ACT in the next couple days, your fastidious and dedicated preparation routine is coming to an end. Whether you studied five hours a day for three months, two hours a day for one month, or merely crammed the last week and a half,
it doesn’t matter anymore. All of that is immaterial now. Close your eyes, take a deep breath,...
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Hey folks, I am sure many of you have plans of going to college or finishing up that last hectic year of school. Well with these endeavors comes not only tests and quizzes created by books and your professors/teachers, but you also have to take nation
and statewide test in order to pass and/or qualify for a position in a higher learning institute. Such tests include the SAT,...
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I assume you already know these two exams, so how to pick which one to take?
The Best Option
(only apply to those who still have a lot of time to prep for the test ex. Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior who has nothing else to do):
Take both test. Do the practice tests (only the ones that are very close to real one) and see which one you score higher. And then, choose the...
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The ACT Math Test
Written by tutor Nicole T.
Many of you have taken the ACT and possibly have taken it multiple times. For those of you who are preparing for the first time or who have taken it before and want to improve your score, we want to equip you to do your best.
The ACT math problems are very reflective of the classic high school math track of Prealgebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry,...
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Aaah...the the most feared, loathed, avoided tests of the century: the PSAT, SAT, and ACT.
I am here to tell you that you should not let these tests overpower you. A bad first score is not enough to tell your potential. You are capable of improving leaps and bounds, perhaps hundreds of points.
Take my younger brother, for example. He took the PSAT his freshman year...
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Answer the Question:
On the SAT math section, it is very important to carefully read the question and be aware of what exactly it is asking. Not following this simple strategy could unnecessarily cost you valuable points. To illustrate, here is an example:
If 3x + 2y = 19, and 2x + 4y = 18, what is the value of x + y?
(A) 2
(B) 4
(C) 5
(D) 7
(E) 8
In...
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As the school year ramps up again, I wanted to put out a modified version of a Memo of Understanding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memo_of_understanding for parents and students. It seems each year in the rush to get through the first weeks of school parents and students forget the basic first
good steps and then the spiral downwards occurs and then the need for obtaining a tutor and then...
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When I was studying to be a teacher, one of the classes I had to take was Literacy in Secondary Education. Since the word
literacy is associated to reading and writing by most, it would strike many as a surprise that Math teachers have to take courses on literacy. However, literacy is the most practical and crucial aspect of ANY academic discipline, simply because it
involves the ability...
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Humans have a tremendous capacity to learn and adapt. However, we consistently build barriers that hinder our natural ability to change and grow. Many people, regardless of age, perceive themselves as not being talented enough to excel at math and science.
They view math and science as the realms in which only scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and geniuses truly soar.
Nothing could...
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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES
Now that students, teachers, parents and tutors have had a chance to catch their breath from final exams, it's time to make use of the weeks we have before school starts back. Consider all that could be accomplished in the next few weeks:
Areas of math that students NEVER REALLY GRASPED could be fully explained. This could be
elementary skills like adding fractions,...
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Hi math students :)
When preparing for a mathematics tutoring session, try to have the following things at hand...
Textbook (online or e-text)
Syllabus, assignment, tips/hints/suggestions, answer sheet/key
Class notes
Pencils, pens, erasers, paper (graph paper, ruler, protractor)
All necessary formulas, laws, tables, constants, etc.
Calculator that you will use on tests
Do...
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I have been working with a few students who are ready to learn math much, MUCH faster than allowed by the traditional classroom model in which math is taught over 6 to 8 years. Based on this experience I believe that many students as young as 4th grade and
as old as 8th grade (when starting in the program) can master math in 2 years from simple addition through the first semester of Calculus,...
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Be Prepared!
The night before, collect:
plenty of sharpened #2 pencils
an eraser
a small pencil sharpener (in case your pencils break during the exam)
a watch (you cannot rely on the proctor and there may not be a wall clock or it may be on the wall behind your seat)
your calculator
your admission ticket
your identification
directions to the testing center
tissues...
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As the school year begins to wind down, I have noticed that many of the students I help have begun the journey of signing up for next years classes or, better yet, deciding where they will start the next chapter of their life in college. I began to reminisce
on my Senior year of high school and how stressful that year was for me. It was so easy to become overwhelmed by all of the choices that...
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To My Future and Current Students,
I can't stress enough the IMPORTANCE of ALGEBRA! Of all the mathematics I have taken in my lifetime...BELIEVE ME IT'S BEEN A LOT, ALGEBRA is the only course that is WOVEN into every single course. I was lucky enough that my first mathematics teacher in High
School (Mr. Large), turned me from a B student into an A student such that I graduated High School...
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IF I could go back in time and give my younger self some advice on how to be a better student, be more successful in school, life, etc, I would definitely tell myself that being involved in everything comes at a cost. It is better to find a few things that
you like to do, do them well and often, than feeling stressed because there is so much on your plate at one time. Being a 'Jack of all Trades'...
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When interviewing a prospective tutor, parents should ask about the tutor's skills and experience, and find out if the tutor truly enjoys teaching. When the tutor feels enthusiastic about the subject, and communicates well, the student has an opportunity
to learn to enjoy the subject too.
I recommend for parents to observe the first lesson to see the tutor's skills in action, and watch/listen...
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Hello, if you are a student frantically searching for help with a math problem, take a second here and I will repost answers to any MATH related questions you may have.

Hi,
I am excited and ready to re-start my tutoring in the Bay Area. I recently moved to San Francisco and started a job recently at Tesla Motors in Palo Alto.
I am most available to tutor late in the evenings in the Peninsula, South San Francisco, or on the weekends within a 30 min drive.
I am most experienced with high school students and prefer tutoring students at the Algebra and...
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