I have been involved education as long as I can remember. My parents were educators. They helped start a school, were on the board of another, and were founding board members of the North Dakota Home School Association. I started teaching at the age of
thirteen, as a volunteer. I have taught professionally, for over fourteen years. I have coached soccer. I co-founded a school and taught a wide...
1. "Knowing what topics will be on the quiz is half the battle"
Start by asking the teacher tons of questions like "will we need to know this for the quiz?" or "is this one of the key problems that we should know how to solve?" or "would you say that this is a topic of major importance for us to learn in this class?"
If you can, look at the...
#1. You must lose some battles before you can win the war.-“Timing”
you have 2 minutes for every quant question (37 Quant Q’s total) and about 90 seconds for each verbal question (41 Verbal Q’s total.) There will be a clock on your screen that counts down how many minutes you have left for that particular section.
While verbal can be a bit more confusing due to the reading comprehension...
Before I realized I had a gift in tutoring as a professional activity in and of itself, I used to do a little bit of it as part of my job as a 1-on-1 and Family Community Support and Intensive In-Home behaviorist. While I performed many functions which
straddled the fence between mental health and social work, a large part of my job involved coordinating between my clients (usually teens...
The reading comprehension sections of standardized testing can be intimidating. Here are a few tips to help you with them.
First of all, read the title of the passage, and all headings and summaries. These often give you an idea of what the passage covers.
Then, if your test allows, read the comprehension questions before you read the passage...
There are many situations in which a student or parent might want to seek extra help with math.
Does the student often need to retake assessments? As a teacher, I like to offer make-ups because I want my students to know it's more important to learn the material than to move on before they're ready. Needing to
frequently retake assessments means that the student needs to...
ok so every yer I would take my FCAT tests and I would always have a level 2 and I feel the need to improve my self because now that I'm in high school I have AVID classes and i have a lot of difficult...
Summer is the best time to start studying for college/career entrance exams. Since there is no school and homework, you will not feel overwhelmed when it is time to study. Studying for just an hour a day, 5 days a week, will increase your chances of getting
a higher score and you will still have time to enjoy the summer.
Alternate subjects weekly. Familiarize yourself with all the...
With the wealth of LSAT prep materials out there, it can be tough to find the best resources for LSAT study. I've been tutoring the LSAT for 5 years, and these are the materials I've found to be the most helpful.
The best way to practice is by using previously administered LSATs. LSAC has published several collections of tests:
Volume 5 (Tests 62 to 71, December...
Preparing for the 2016 SAT Changes
Written by tutor Regan C.
Starting in the spring of 2016, the SAT will be significantly different than the current SAT exam. Among the changes are revisions to the scoring format and math and verbal content.
How Do the Changes Affect Me?
The good news is that most of the changes are an attempt to reduce the topics tested. For example, students will...
Having worked with hundreds of test-takers on standardized exams over the years, I have tutored students of all abilities and levels of commitment to their studies. Most students want to know how many hours of tutoring are necessary to achieve the results
they desire. While there is no single number of hours uniformly required for all students, for all exams, I do recommend as a rule of thumb...
The SAT Math Test
Written by tutor Regan C.
Approximately 30% of the SAT exam consists of multiple choice math questions. The math covered is typically considered "basic math," subjects that are typically covered in 8th and 9th grade. In fact, what students often find most challenging is not
that math problems are difficult but that it's simply been many years since they have...
With the wealth of GMAT prep materials out there, it can be tough to find the best resources for GMAT study. I've been tutoring for the GMAT for five years, and these are the materials I've found to be the most helpful.
GMAT General Study
The best source of practice problems is The Official Guide for GMAT Review, published by GMAC.
The GRE Verbal Reasoning Test
Written by tutor Matthew M.
The Verbal Reasoning measure of the GRE consists of two sections. The test taker has 30 minutes per section to answer 20 multiple choice style questions presented in a variety of formats. Examples and discussions of each type of question can be found
The Verbal Reasoning measure serves as a way to evaluate essential aspects...
The GRE Quantitative Reasoning Test
Written by tutor Jana P.
Welcome to WyzAnt's lesson on GRE Quantitative Reasoning! Is this lesson, you will learn tips and strategies for performing well in this section of the exam. Remember, preparation can make a real difference in your score … and your future!
Let's get right to it!
Quantitative Reasoning Content
What is GRE Quantitative Reasoning...
The SAT Essay
Written by tutor Ellen S.
The SAT has undergone a significant number of changes over the years, generally involving adjustments in the scoring rubric, and often in response to steadily-declining or increasingly-perfect test scores. When the SAT was changed in 2005, however, they
made some significant changes to the test that students see. One of these changes was the addition...
How to Study for the SAT or ACT
8 Tips and Tricks
Written by tutor Anne G.
Taking the SAT or
ACT is probably one of the most important milestones in high school. Yet, many students make the same mistakes and become victims of their own indecisiveness. Here are some tips from an expert tutor, to help you conquer the SAT or ACT while avoiding common
1. Plan ahead
For anyone that is preparing or thinking about preparing for one of the standardized 'high stakes' tests (you know which ones) -- the SAT, GRE, GMAT, ISEE, SSAT, and so on -- there's something you really
should know about test development.
But first consider this. Wouldn't it be sensible for tests to discover what your strengths are and what you do well in? Of course! But...
This website is basically a concept map of every physics topic, and I mean every. It's not a comprehensive guide to all of them, but it provides a basic overview of pretty much everything you could ever want to know about physics. It's
not a "Physics for Dummies" site, so if you're struggling, you'll still need a competent tutor. That being said, if you...
The GRE Analytical Writing Test
Written by tutor Matthew M.
The GRE Analytical Writing measure includes two separate writing tasks: the Analyze an Issue task (or Issue task), and the Analyze an Argument task (or Argument task). For each task the test-taker is given 30 minutes to complete a written response.
The purpose of the Analytical Writing section is to measure critical thinking and...