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Back-To-School Smart Tips

Back-to-School Smart Tips It’s FINALLY almost time for school again, and I know a lot of you are excited (I know I am!), but there some excellent pointers to keep in mind as school starts back up again. Before school starts: 1. Get a really good planner you like. Most students aren’t accustomed to using planners or don’t keep up with it. Planners, whether you know it or not, are just... read more

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When should I take the SAT? How many times should I take the SAT?

How do you decide? Well there is a KEY piece of information that most students/parents don't consider because: (1) they don't know about it, and (2) it's definitely counter-intuitive, if not downright irrational. And what is this critical, missing nugget of knowledge? Why it's "SUPER SCORING," also known as "SAT® Score-Use Practices." Super scoring comes in six delectable... read more

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Hi everyone! I have received a lot of emails requesting tutoring assistance ranging from a variety of subjects. The tutoring services are hourly so you will be billed accordingly. You are allowed to have discounted tutoring for regular, scheduled hours that you may need for tutoring on a regular basis. Also, please keep this in consideration in emails. Phone numbers and names appear... read more

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A couple of things...

This post is about several things that I encountered after two weeks of working with my new Wyzant students. I will start with the good then the bad... It never hurts to be prepared. Wyzant requires you to submit lessons after the lesson occurs. Submitting a lesson also requires a 25 word minimum lesson review. While that is great, why not prepare a lesson plan before hand? That is exactly... read more

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Starting A New Tutoring Job

Being a good tutor can be as difficult as a parent trying to find a good tutor. I look up suggestions all the time. Most recently, I came across this site while googling: best tutoring techniques. http://www.tutoring-expert.com/tutoring-techniques.html. I thought Erin's suggestion of a questionnaire or survey was a great idea. I had done this in an informally with students in the past, but... read more

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Hello!

I am new to WyzAnt.com and now I want to tutor you! For about 10 years now, I have been teaching subjects such as mathematics, physics, test preparation, and astronomy in higher education. I have helped students of various backgrounds understand these subjects. I have also used multimedia and technology to help students visualize some of the complex ideas that can come up in these fields.... read more

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Your exam is tomorrow and you are expecting a miracle

Whatever subject you are studying, a good approach is to come home at the end of the day and review your notes. Anything you don't understand, formulate into a written question so you can check on it yourself or ask your teacher or tutor for help understanding. Waiting till the night before an exam will likely make you nervous. It will be hard to have enough time to prepare. Study a little... read more

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Celebrating your ADHD, LD, Special gifts!

Celebrating the little things. Today was a great day! One of my students read a list of words that she could not have read four months ago. She also read to her small group and used word attack skills to sound out almost all of the words. This may sound small, but to see her improvement, just made my day. She was reversing several letters when we began working together. The other kids would... read more

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The Future

What will life be like 100 years from now? How foolish will we feel for our linear factory style education system? Any 2111 historian will understand our flawed education system was merely the bi-product of industrialization, but surely they will wonder why it took us so long to change. It would be tough to explain to a future human species why we treated our young so poorly. Perhaps there... read more

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Passion vs Skill

School aims to prepare us with a tool bag of "useful" skills. Whether it actually does this is a whole different post. But let us say that for sake of an argument, school does manage to bequeath literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, math skills, etc. as tools for students to use. If indeed school does manage to do all these things, I must make an argument here that those skills... read more

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The Secret To Being A Great Teacher

The secret to being a great teacher is quite simple. Be a student. The best teachers are not those who believe they know everything, but those that are continually learning. This is because learning affects you in so many positive ways. Teachers that continue to function as students tend to keep their passion for their subject burning within them. As anyone who ever has had a passionate... read more

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Career Development

Career Development I am a Vice President, Quality and EHS at a global biotechnology company. Throughout my 30 year career, I have been a hiring manager, have been active in my own career development, have created and implemented an ongoing Career Development Plan, and have established many Good and Best Practices. As a Subject Matter Expert, manager, supervisor, and executive for over 25... read more

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My first job as a private contractor

Wow! I can't believe I'm opening a tutoring business. Well, it's to serve the community but it's also to empower me as an independent contractor. Hopefully I'll be working from home, but if there's a need out there, requiring my assistance, I'll be on my way to enlighten people at whatever the outpost it is - within 15 mile radius, though (let's not get carried away here) :)

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Enjoy a passion for learning and improving

I come from a long family line of educators, teachers, school principals, school superintendents. Teaching, coaching, learning, and improving are my passion and family value. I have a strong passion and desire to help students learn, solve problems and achieve success in their education and in their life goals. I thoroughly enjoy helping my students learn their material, solve problems, and... read more