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My name is Safa and I am Egyptian. My main language is Arabic. I studied Arabic for 16 years and got my Bachelor Degree. I am qualified in speaking, reading and writing in Arabic.I have experience in teaching Arabic. I have CD's and much materials to assist in training of the Arabic language. I am able to help in the pronunciation of Arabic.

When you are preparing to go meet your new tutor for the first time, remember the tutor is just as excited to meet you too! To make the most of everyone’s time, remember a few simple things: Everyone will be a bit nervous! It is everyone’s first time meeting each other. The younger your child is, the higher the chance they will be shy or possibly cry. Schedule- Try to come prepared with a schedule/calendar of when you can meet us on a regular basis. At the end of our first session we will be ready to schedule our next session, we request that you are too! Neutral Territory-Since it your first session, try meeting at a neutral place like a local library or school. Bring Work Samples- Try to bring samples of what your child is doing in school: classwork, homework, tests, etc.  Anything that the teacher has requested that they need to work on/improve on. We will go over with you the goals and needs of your child at this time. We will design our future lessons... read more

My first year in college (a very long time ago...!), I came home for the Thanksgiving Holiday and learned that my younger brother, Chip, was struggling with Trigonometry.  Chip was pretty smart, so I was a bit puzzled as to why he would be having trouble.   I sat down with him, and within about 15 minutes I discovered that he had missed one key concept early in the school year, and had been confused ever since.  Once I explained that to him, the light went on in his head, and everything fell into place for him.   I was horrified that a bright, promising student like my brother would be left to flounder because his teacher did not have the time to sit down with him for just 15 minutes to figure out why he was struggling.  But the truth was (and still is) that many teachers are very overloaded, and really can't devote extra time to individual students.  A typical high school math teacher may have four or more classes with 35+ students... read more

  Four years ago, I came up with this math trick. Take a look at it, and at the end I'll show you why it works! ~ Let's play a game. I’m going to let you make up a math problem, and I will be able to tell you the answer from here. I can’t see what you’re doing, I’m not even in the same room as you, but I will still be able to tell you the correct answer. Trust me. I’m a professional. Ready? Okay. First, pick a number. It can be any number you wish, large or small. Now add 5 to that number. Got it? Okay, now double your new number (multiply by 2). Alright, now subtract 4 from the double. Next, divide your new number by 2. Now, finally, subtract your original number from this new quotient. Got it? Okay. Here comes the cool part. Ready? The answer is 3. Nifty, huh? What’s that? How’d I do it? Oh, magic. Okay, okay, it’s not magic. The answer will always be 3, no matter what number you pick. Let’s illustrate this by... read more

Let's be real people-- if you don't actually WANT to be 'better' is some real way, I'm not capable of making that happen by osmosis, meaning just being in the room won't be enough. Pride in my communications skills also won't mean much if you're not answering or giving me feedback about the process, so that's an essential ingredient to our success-- the question and answer (plus practice!) process.   I'm a fairly accomplished writer; while a knee injury has slowed me down considerably, I know my way around most athletic events, including rugby. As a professional executive-personal assistant and long time sales professional, I'm clear on the idea I need to know what is going good or bad in the overall, and I'll be asking you the 5 W's-- who, what, when, where, why (and how) regularly. The better you already know those answers, the faster we'll get to the 'meat' of the situation. "I got a D in English" will elicit questions about why? and what the expectation... read more

Congratulations! You are someone who strives to learn and grow. The fact that you are requesting a tutor means you are someone that challenges yourself and wants to learn new things. For that, you should be proud.    A tutor/student relationship should be mutually beneficial for both. A successful tutor not only may receive a financial reward, but should also receive great personal reward from helping others learn and grow.  The student should feel comfortable to ask questions and feel the tutor really wants to see you learn and grow. When that happens, both of you are getting much more than an education. You are feeling the reward of accomplishment and success.    But at this point, you are looking for the right tutor/mentor to begin your educational support with. That can be scary since you have no idea what the person's teaching style is or what personality type they have. Initially the only thing you can do is look through various... read more

Say we were tasked to find the sum of the series from 51 through 375 of series incremented by six. That's a difference of 324 so it would take 324 hops if the hops were each one in size, but the hops are six times bigger than that so it takes six times fewer hops. 324/6 = (300+24)/6 = 50 + 4 = 54.   So note that there are 55 numbers in the series!  Only one of the initial and last numbers corresponds to any of those hops (take your pick, it all depends on your perspective which one).  In any case, there is one more stop than hop, considering that you are already at a stop before the first hop and you'll arrive at a stop after the last hop. Option A: We could subtract the first number from every number in the series, and end up with 55 of those subtracted terms. So we could compute our sum as 55*51 + 6,12,18...318, 324 The first part is as easy as (here's an easy way to multiply any number by 51, write 51 as... read more

I have an old Reader's Digest book here titled How To Do Just About Anything (1986). "Writing a Paper" actually merited an entire column. It's the old gather, outline, write routine for writing. It hasn't changed much. The world sure has, and so has the brevity of explanations. We are all very busy now. The funny thing is, the column to the left is on wrinkles, and the one to the right is on yoga. 

Balancing piano students' scope and sequence is essential to a well-rounded musician. Of course, the first step is hand position, note-reading, and identifying rhythms. With young students, much can be learned by rote (copy-cat exercises with the teacher). By 8 or 9, note-reading is primary for the student to sense advancement. Most piano methods out there will do this: Alfred, Bastien, John Thompson are my favorites.   The second step is to develop techniques. Learning scales in 5-finger patterns, octaves, then double octaves, first major and then minor. Hanon and Czerny I have used. Hanon is geared for younger ones. These can also be taught by rote. Either way, memorization to disconnect the student from paper and connect them to what their fingers and hands are doing is key.   The third step, done at the same time as technique, is applying that technique to actual repertoire. There are many compositions which are simple: Bach, Mozart, and Beethovan,... read more

Ever wish you could take your side gig and make it a fulltime pursuit? That's just what I would do with tutoring because I simply love to tutor, and I am always trying to be better at what I do. Test prep is my tutoring specialty. During our sessions, my students learn subject-specific concepts, incorporate test-taking strategies, and build self-confidence. I assure them that with consistent practice and an unwavering eye on the prize, they can maximize their test results and achieve their academic, business, or personal goals. In fact, students of mine have gone on to attend their choice colleges, earn their teaching licenses, enlist in the US Air Force and other service branches, and pass the bar exam. I so appreciate the extra time my busy clients have taken to express their satisfaction with my services. In return, I want to thank all of my students since 1997 for allowing me to continue tutoring, learning, and enhancing my services to better meet... read more

Last week I went to see "Cantinflas," the new movie that is in theaters right now about the life of the famous Mexican comedian Mario Moreno, "Cantinflas", who lived from 1911 until 1993. It will give the Spanish students the opportunity to learn about this important character in the Hispanic culture and also to practice their listening skills. It is important to listen to native speakers from different countries, and with different accents. Even if you are in a beginning level of proficiency I recommend this movie because it has subtitles in English and some parts in English have subtitles in Spanish.

Hey students!   One of the great features of Wyzant is the Answers area, where you can post questions and get individual, direct help from tutors--often within minutes of your post!   To make the most of this resource, when you post a question, make sure you word it completely and clearly. (If it's instructions for a problem or assignment, make sure you copy them fully.)   If you are asking math questions, remember that symbols, parentheses, decimal points, etc. will completely change the problem if you put them in the wrong place, or use them where they don't belong, or omit them! BE CAREFUL!   It's also a good idea to say what grade level you are, and what class the question is for. (For example, "I'm in 10th grade, taking 11th grade trigonometry," or "this is for my 9th grade honors English research paper.") This will help the tutor know what background information you might have, and how you are expected... read more

You want to make every second count! Bring your problems that you have been assigned so that you can ask specific questions. Read over your notes so your tutor can provide clarification on topics that are not understood. At the end of the session if you are meeting again, arrange an agenda of topics or objectives from the curriculum to be covered. Also, problems could be assigned to make sure the tutor can assess the student's understanding of the objectives that were taught. 

In order have an optimum first session, and any subsequent, the student should make note of what it is that he/she does not understand. Also providing the section that help is needed on with  at least with 24 hours in advance will allow the tutor to prepare appropriately.

My goal for each student is to tailor instruction to fit his or her individual needs. The quickest way for me to determine those needs is for students to bring writing samples or standardized test results to our first meeting.    TEN USEFUL ITEMS, good for all sessions:   1) a 1-inch binder 2) paper to write on 3) pen or pencil 4) highlighter 5) school writing assignments  6) book for ELA and list of future required books 7) any standardized test prep books you own 8) any handouts or homework your tutor has assigned 9) index cards 10) a desire to learn   If you are well-prepared and eager to broaden your knowledge, each and every session will be a success. Good luck!   Laura C.      

Many parents are confused about the difference between Response to Intervention (RTI) and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  There are many good articles on the internet about this issue.  If your child is struggling in school and you think he/she needs extra help click this link to begin understanding the process schools should use to help your child.

Learning is not all that complicated, but many students miss one critical factor.  Excitement!    Congratulations young person you have a great opportunity before you.  You have the chance to learn something new!  We live in a wonderful era where knowledge flows towards us in so many directions.  Sometimes it can be difficulty navigating this river.  However, there are guides that can help you along the way and a tutor is simply one of those guides.   If you truly want to be prepared for a session with a tutor you need to be excited and ready to learn.  If you come unprepared, thats fine; we have the internet if we need materials.  If you lost a pencil, no worries, I have those.  If you come with a bad attitude, there isn't much I can do to help in that department.   Be excited and be ready to learn and you can be successful.

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