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Today I did a lesson with a young lady from Mount Vernon who was in danger of being left behind. We have been working together for the past few months. She struggled with Math, and had failed several tests, so of course, her mother was very concerned. Well, today the girl announced to me very proudly that she was one of only two students, out of 21, who passed her Math test with an 85! The... read more

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What is the probability that my students maintain a 90 average? Very good, I must say. I just got word from three of my students that they got a 90, 100 and a 93 on their QUIZZES! My first student had gotten grades in the 30's before tutoring with me, so a 90 and a 100 is a huge improvement! My last student had gotten 47 before tutoring with me, and scores in the 30's, and he recently got... read more

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Everyone who is taking the SAT this October can use a tutor to improve their strategy, and skills. I have tutored high level students who wanted to be even better, and my methods are proven to increase your score. For those students that struggle with test taking, in general, I can simplify the process, and teach you what to look for, so you can do the best on your test. Having confidence... read more

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Tutoring students is a lot of hard work. You have to make the schedule, and fit everyone else's schedule into your own. Recently I began tutoring a first year college student at Manhattanville College and he had no idea what to expect in regards to work load, pace, or level of difficulty. He was overwhelmed because he has Religion/Philosophy/Ethics, History, and Environmental Geography, plus... read more

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I am writing to welcome back all my old students, and the new ones! Its going to be a great year, if we work on it. I encourage parents to work with a tutor early on, so that their children don't fall behind. Its always better to stay ahead of the pack, than being reactive when something goes wrong. Every child can improve their perception, confidence, skills, and know-how if they work with... read more

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I just passed the 3,000 hour mark with WYZANT!!! Thank you to all my wonderful students, parents, friends, teachers, and WYZANT for your support!! The more I learn, the more I realize there is sooooo much more to learn! I hope my students feel the same! I've enjoyed almost every one of the 3,000 hours, to say the least! But, most of all, I know in my heart that I am making a difference for... read more

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Can tutoring be fun or is it something else? I was working this week with a 4th grader who has some ADD issues, and he can be quite distracted sometimes. I noticed that I was able to get him to do all his homework on time, and he even wanted to know if I had anything to read in my "bag." I told him that I had another student to go to, so as his MOM watched from behind him, he answered... read more

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I have been tutoring a High School teen who dropped out of High School. His parents said that he is working in construction, but they want him to pass his GED, and then go on to College. The first day I met him, I asked him why he wanted to get his GED. He said that he wanted to pass his driving test, but could not read the questions and get them right. This week, I had him read a book... read more

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When I was a student at New York University, I got A's is my Philosophy, Linguistics, Sociology and Marketing classes (among others). I really liked learning how people learn languages. It is so fascinating how languages developed and how we communicate in general. I also studied Czech language at the New School for Social Research in NYC. I also traveled all over Europe and spent time in the... read more

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I was teaching a 4th grader the meaning of some vocabulary words, and I gave him a sentence as an example. The word was, "reign" and my sentence was, "The King reigns over his land." I asked Serigne if he understood the meaning of the word, and he responded, "I don't speak Medieval!" We both burst out laughing. I told him that I was going to post this on the... read more

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Everyone taking the SAT this October can use a tutor to improve their strategy, and skills. I have tutored high level students who wanted to be even better, and my methods are proven to increase your score. For those students that struggle with test taking, in general, I can simplify the process, and teach you what to look for, so you can do the best on your test. Having confidence is 50%... read more

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I was tutoring a young boy many years ago who was in the 6th grade and was reading at the 3.4 level. His teachers told his parents that they did not know how he could have gotten into 6th grade reading at such a low level and he was NOT going to get promoted into 7th grade being so deficient. Once, I gave him a spelling test of 20 words for his grade level and he got every one of them... read more

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They say that Spanish is going to be the language to learn. I am seeing that people of all cultures, and social status are wanting to learn it. For those that don't know me, I am fluent in Spanish. I have lots of experience teaching young children, high schoolers, and curiosity seekers. So, if you want to learn Spanish, this is the time to do it. This way, when someone says to you... read more

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I am so proud to say that I have reached a MILESTONE with WyzAnt!! I already have tutored over 2,000 (TWO-THOUSAND) HOURS!!!!! It is amazing the number of long time students who I have helped and new students are coming on board every week. I really enjoy tutoring everyone, from little kids, to PHD's, to College Students, to those who need to pass their GED! So, thank you... read more

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I have been tutoring more and more students for the GED and I just love it! I think that the GED math is the most practical, and functional math you can learn. I love doing fractions, decimals, word problems, basic algebraic expressions, and figuring out the answers! When I was in High School, I was on the MATH TEAM! How I got on the MATH TEAM, I don't recall. I wasn't as good in math as I... read more

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Over the years of tutoring I have heard the most amazing things coming from the students I have taught. One little boy in Kindergarten said, "My Daddy thinks he is the Boss, but really my Mommy is the Boss!". Another little boy in the first grade said, "I really like my teacher, but my mommy thinks I don't." But the best ones are when the children show their love or appreciation... read more

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When I got asked to tutor an engineer that needed help with the Spanish Language, I felt good about it, because I knew that I could do it since I am a native speaker. He travels extensively to South America and he grew up in Arkansas and lived in Texas most of the time. I know engineers like to follow systems, and sometimes when I do my lessons, the system goes according to the learning process... read more

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When I first met Joel, he was 5 years old and could not tell the difference between the letters,  B, Z, T, A or R.  His teacher told his mother that he was going to be held back unless he learned to write full sentences, and also learn how to count.   Joel is a joyous child who loves to speak, tell stories, and will yell in your ear at the top of his lungs.  He loves... read more