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Expanding your vocabulary by "clustering" words

I just picked up (and started reading!) a book I would recommend for vocab study: "Hot Words for the SAT." The author is Linda Carnevale, M.A. The book is published by Barrons; I got my copy from Barnes and Noble.   Briefly, the author advocates learning new vocabulary words by clusters which have similar meanings to one another.  So for example, under "Words Relating... read more

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Notes for students of religion

Not everyone takes college religion classes to go into church work; many students just like a particular college and find themselves required to take one or more religion classes. This is where a tutor like me can help! If this college class is worth its salt and it's your first time, it will feel daunting. Still, don't let that worry you. If it is a good class, trust me, you are in for... read more

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Dimensions of the Faith Certificate Program

If you are interested in earning a certificate that offers courses in Church History, Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, World Missions and Biblical Interpretation then the Ockenga Institute of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Dimensions of the Faith Certificate program is for you. Also, it is absolutely free and totally online. I have gone through this program myself and highly recommend... read more

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SPED and Regular Education K-12

I am so excited that I found WyzAnt!! It has been wonderful! I have met so many new people and love helping work with my students to see them advance! I worked in the public schools for 7 years and loved every minute of it when I had my SPED Resource Room for Learning Disabled, Dyslexic, and ADD/ADHD students. I got to see so many young people better themselves and get passed that learning... read more

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Cultural Bias in Online College Courses: This Inequity in Higher Education Should Anger Everyone

My emerging tutoring passion is assisting ESL college students with their coursework. Most of them must also hold full-time jobs to support themselves and often their families as well. Many require online courses to get college educations. They could not earn a college degree any other way. Do textbook publishing companies realize how much cultural bias is written into their online ancillary... read more

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Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst

When you hear the expression written above, you think of something dismal or sullen. But, that is not always the case. The true is the expression is a reminder of the reality of our world and it is a reality that we often don't take into consideration, despite the fact that it happens to us everyday. When you say, "hope for the best," you believe or have faith that something good... read more

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Present Imperfect

The following is both an example of my own writing, and a sample of my philosophy. Having studied logic, I have applied it to my own expression of faith. Whether or not you share my faith, I invite you to read it, if only as a way of determining my ability to help you learn either writing, or the study of logic. Please enjoy it.   I love being a tutor. It’s probably the best job... read more

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Catholicism, unplugged

It seems most fitting to blog about what is first and foremost in my field of expertise: the Catholic faith. Oftentimes, high school students walk into a religion classroom with the expectation of receiving an "A" simply because the student is an "A" student or that the grade will reflect the student's own personal level of devotion or that religion class is for sitting... read more

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God and Religion

The most High Supreme Being, All Powerful and Omniscient, and above Him there is no other. Because God is, He cannot be comprehended even when He is studied by His creation. He will remain infinitely a mystery. God is not human, not limited by time or space, not imperfect, because God is by essence divine; therefore, He exists eternally and infinitely. Our task as His creation is to believe... read more

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Old Testament Writing Prophets

This blog concerns the OT writing prophets who wrote just prior to the first captivities and deportations (first by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians). I'm interested in discussing many things with others who may share or not share my views; to begin, would anyone care to comment on the sequence and approximate dates of the ministries of Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah... read more

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Paradox, Oxymoron, and Paraprosdokian

Did "paraprosdokian" make you think, "Whaaaaa?" The word is not listed on Dictionary.com or even in Merriam-Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary. But have no fear; your WyzAnt tutor is here! This is Wikipedia’s definition: A paraprosdokian (from Greek meaning "beyond" and "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence... read more

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Understanding Probability Value

P-value (probability value) in statistical hypothesis testing may be hard to understand at times. The best way to understand it is as follow. First one needs to understand that in science the goal is to prove that there are no differences between two (or more) sets of data (for example series of parametric numbers derived or collected about individuals, instruments, or other behaving or sizable... read more

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Deep Fry I Leadership Charges in Proverbs 21-22

Proverbs is abundant with divine guidance and discerning counsel. Among the books' moral, ethical, and spiritual precepts, Proverbs succeeds in providing principal leadership pointers in addition to its axioms. While many themes extend from Proverbs 21 and 22, the broader scope delves into how a righteous man should be aware of his ways and act cautiously in training and dealing with principalities... read more