Many students are fortunate to have tentatively chosen a career path for themselves by the time they have begun high school. If this path has included a STEM or health-related (i.e., pre-med, pharmacy, dentistry, physician's assistant) discipline, most have been guided along the math track sequence of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus and sometimes even Calculus. These... read more
Career Development Resources
Now is a great time to pursue your dream. Why not study what interests you? It is never too late to make a decision to start a new career. Perhaps you would like to start a new business? Being an entrepreneur is great. There has not been a better time for me to pursue higher education than in this season of life. Returning to college to complete my education... read more
Knowledge is power... To that end, it is always a good idea to find out what you're working with. What are your biggest challenges... Where are you... Where do you want to be? The following self-evaluation can help you answer some of those questions: 1. What career field are you in? 2. What is your current... read more
Isn't interesting how some people know what they want to be when they grow up, while some of us can't decide which career to pursue? Don't despair! I was in this same situation many decades ago. While times can dictate what is acceptable or popular for a career, YOU must follow your heart. There are a few things you can do before deciding on a Major in College (or a Career): go to... read more
NEED-TO-KNOW Know How To Add an Email Signature in Microsoft Outlook Once you’re in MS Outlook: 1. Click on the “File” menu in your top task menu. 2. Click on “Options”. 3. In the dialog box, click on “Mail”. 4. Find and open “Signatures” on the right side of the page. 5. Create your signature by choosing “New” and type a name for it in the text field. *... read more
As a communications professional for more than 28 years, I have served several times as a media relations representative - as communications director for a health care service, as a public relations firm account manager, as media relations specialist for a political party and as a campaign manager for a city council candidate. For an aspiring media relations specialist, education is key, but... read more
Hi there Medical Billers and Coders: Have you been attempting to do medical coding and need some refreshing or just a guide of what to do. When I tutor a student, I also add tips and strategies used to help select the best the best code. For example checking the similarities between two medical terms. for example dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and dysphasia (impairment of speech). A... read more
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'... read more
Give positive feedback, use encouraging vocabulary Find success, and reinforce effort, in even minor accomplishment ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A tutor provides expertise, experience, and encouragement. They do not provide "answers," but rather assist in problem solving, in getting answers. The challenge... read more
Congratulations to CHRIS, for getting A's in some very challenging business courses. You are taking a heavy load of classes, plus you have other multiple responsibilities. You deserve a lot of credit for your good work in your Information Systems, Financial Accounting II, Management, and other classes. You're headed for success. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Niesha for getting an "A" on her Operations Management final exam. That was a challenging class, and I know you worked hard for your good grades. I am so proud of you for your dedication and resulting success. Keep up the good work, and before you know it, you will be graduating!
In today's world where everything is about our accomplishments, and time is of the essence, it really helps to get a tutor. I don't think I would be where I was today if I had not had the benefit of a tutor in some of my college subjects. A good tutor can help you to have more confidence and success as you move forward with your goals and dreams. Working with a good tutor can make a world of... read more
As I tutor special needs students or those seeking further career development, I find students who's progress is limited by their expectations that they will fail when they attempt to do things that are unfamiliar to them. In general, this is called "fear of failure". To help students overcome this, I either paint a mental picture or draw a sketch of a stream (like found in the woods)... read more
As a tutor or coach, where do we begin when working with a new student that has a less than positive attitude? In my own experience, I was asked to begin tutoring/mentoring a 16 year old boy with a combination of Aspergers, OCD, and ADD. I wasn't sure how the first session would go, so my only preparation was one sheet of paper with the words, "I CAN". After talking with the student... read more
Some students forget their skills and knowledge of subjects during the summer because they do not practice and receive tutoring. Other students maintain or increase their skill and knowledge during the summer by practicing and receiving tutoring on their subjects(s). To help maintain skill and knowledge level, many parents and students are having me provide tutoring during the summer for... read more
Most Important: Customizing the tutoring and approach to the student's learning style, needs, learning objectives, questions.
Recently, after I tutored two of my favorite students to prepare them for upcoming tests in Pre-Algebra and Geometry respectively, I received positive reinforcement for the importance and value of customizing the tutoring approach, information, knowledge transfer, and tutoring style. After the first tutoring session, I was approached by three people as I was waiting for my next student: 1... read more
Effective 10 March, 2012 All cancellation notices must be made by telephone, not email or text. You must leave a voice mail if I am not immediately available to answer your call. I will respond by both telephone and WyzAnt email. My cancellation policy is as follows: Greater than 24 hours until appointment: No charge, thank you for your courtesy! 4-24 hours until appointment: Charged... read more
SOH CAH TOA When working with Right Triangles in any Math and Science subject, especially Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry, and Physics, many problems can be solved by remembering this Memory Jogger: Indian Chief SOH CAH TOA (sounds like soow caah towaah) Angle = A Sine A = Opposite/Hypotenuse Cosine A = Adjacent/Hypotenuse Tangent A = Opposite/Adjacent You... read more
Herbert Erlbach's Introductory Video
My philosophy is to treat each student as an individual, with their own style of learning, level of knowledge and motivation. Associated with that, I focus on creating relevance in subjects to the aspirations of that person. My bottom line objective is to build their self-confidence. Learning is an ongoing process. It provides ways to look at any problem. I have discovered that while earning... read more