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Hi prospective student! It's important to be well-prepared for your first session.   First, let's talk on the phone to address your needs and then:   Make sure you bring your writing with you! I know that may sound silly, but sometimes we walk out of the house and forget the keys. Make sure your writing is printed on a clean copy with 1 - 1.5 inch margins, double-spaced so I can make annotations. (If it's not, don't worry, but that's ideal.) Use a serif font (i.e. Times New Roman, Georgia). If you don't know what this means, no worries; I'll explain it to you during the first lesson. If you don't have any writing yet prepared and want me to help you get started, then bring a notebook. We can brainstorm. If you do have a writing sample, bring a notebook anyway, so we can take notes. Depending on your needs, I may give you a little assignment that you can do on your own. Be prepared to turn off your phone or at the very least put it... read more

I would like some feedback about this description of my tutoring services- both tutors and  students are welcome to reply:   Dear Parent -  Thanks for getting in touch with me. I am always glad to hear from a new student! I know you asked just about availability and rates, and I am providing a general outline of how I work, ok? I live in Newton Centre, and can meet at my house or at your home, or a library or cafe. am available for SAT tutoring afternoons/evenings and on Sunday (however I do not tutor on Saturday). I have developed a practice tutoring high school and college students, and my expertise includes test strategy for all parts of the SAT, ACT, writing tutoring, and ESL. I have also tutored college students in general subjects have been requested as well. I like to do intensive tutoring, with 1.5 hour or 2.0 hour meetings. I do assign homework, and the students who improve the most are diligent about applying themselves... 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

Alas! You have to take the GRE in order to get into the program of your choice. Keep in mind that if you do not prepare well, you may have to take the test again, which will cost you probably around $200 or more. If you do not prepare well and it sets your studies back a year, that could cost you a year of earning potential in your lifetime. That's not a fun math problem. Maybe you need that extra year to prepare, but if you are ready, why go at the GRE in a less than 100% manner?   Let's say you already have your fall date set and you have two months or less to prepare for the exam. Here is what I recommend. Research the GRE stats of the university you are considering. Contact your POI (person of interest) and find out how well you need to perform on the GRE. If you need to score in the 90th percentile in the quantitative portion, that's something you need to know. Your POI may say that you need to score in the 60th, but if everyone who was admitted in... read more

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

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

  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

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

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

First discern what a financial transaction is and what is not. Often, the text will include an interaction that is not a financial transaction and will not require a journal entry. Perform journal entries. Journal entries will affect two accounts (one debit; one credit) in the same dollar amount. Journal entries serve to make it easier to accurately produce T-Accounts. The basic equation in accounting is: Assets = Liabilities + Stockerholders' Equity. Debits are always on the left, and credits on the right. Assets are debit accounts, meaning whenever an asset (i.e. cash, equipment, receivables, supplies, etc.) is added the number is debited (increased) on the left. Liabilities are credit accounts, meaning whenever a liability (i.e. payable, unearned revenues, etc.) is added the amount is credited (increased) on the right. Stockholders' Equity accounts include common stock (credit), retained earnings (credit), dividends (debit), revenues (credit), and expenses (debit).... 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

So many of us are wondering how we could learn quicker, with a longer retention span, and just plain better. The answer is simple. The way to learn and absorb the most content faster is by employing your personal intelligence style. So what styles are there? There is music, visual, interpersonal, nature, auditory, spatial, intrapersonal, and more. However, so many of us have been boxed into one method or structure of learning that we spend double the amount of time on learning a subject when it could take us only a few minutes if we learned it according to our true learning style.   A child that is auditory may not need to see the same vocabulary word ten times over if he just hears it spelled out once and repeats it. A student may find sudden success in learning that tricky multiplication table if he or she tries it to a song he or she wrote. Another restless person may find sudden focus when practicing a new activity outdoors.   Whatever ways we... read more

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