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Getting Scholarships for College

Last year I started back at college to complete the degree I always wished I had completed 25 years ago--a degree in Electrical Engineering. And, as a student I faced all the same obstacles high school graduates face--how to pay for it?   That's when I went ballistic on every website with any information on scholarships for people in my category: non-traditional; STEM; science and... read more

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No Excuses!

This post is all about #mentoring. There is no excuse for any student to ever say, "I can't!" As a mentor, I lead my kids by example. I am back in college for the degree I always wanted to get but didn't. Someday, I will be an engineer! That just gets me excited to be alive and be a teacher. But, I'm 41. I old right? 25 years out of school? I can't do it.   Well, I hear... read more

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The Most Important Blog You Will Ever Read

Save over $38,000 on college? How you may ask? Well, in my neck of the woods, I'm not just your average Wyzant Tutor of 5 years, I'm also a College Career Guidance Tutor. For many of my 11th and 12th grade students I suggest 3 important methods to save parents tens of thousands of dollars on college tuition, with the helpful byproduct of completing college a year early! And, who would want... read more

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RE: Worksheet 3 (answer)

x^2 -4x -5   We know it is a parabola   we know it faces up   we know the zeros or factors are "-" and a "+" and the "-" is greater   it factors to: (x-5)(x+1)   the zeros are x=5, -1 this is where...

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how do you simplify 19/5 (answer)

As a fraction 19/5 is in its simplest form, however if you are looking for a mixed fraction it is 3 4/5

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How many years have you been tutoring for?

One of the most important questions a parent can ask a prospective tutor is "How many years have you been tutoring this subject?". Tutors who have been teaching a subject for years, who have taught it in a classroom, such as I have, and have taught their subject, such as Chemistry on the AP level as I do, separates a college prep or college-level instructor from an after-school tutor... read more

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From Scuba Diving to Spanish

Many of my students know that I am an avid scuba diver. One important byproduct of that is the intense use of math and science especially chemistry and physics that we have to use in diving. From a very early age, I have had a great ability in mathematics and the sciences. Chemistry was a strong point for me in high school and I excelled in Advanced Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Today I... read more

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When you get there and everyone understands you!

The most amazing experience my students have is when they get to France on vacation, or fly to Montreal on business and they get off the plane into a whole another world... and then they speak the French I taught them in our one-on-one lessons and they are not only understood but fluent in French! That's not a dream but a reality when you are taught to speak the language properly! Books teach... read more