The exam to get into NYC's elite high schools is in October and now is the time for incoming 8th graders to learn the skills necessary for the exam. I have worked with students for several years now to improve their skills. It's hard to give up time over summer vacation to study but it is worth it. This is a test that is like no others for literacy skills. The first... read more
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I really enjoy working with 7th and 8th graders who want to take the SHSAT test for the specialize high schools in New York City. They have a desire to work and get high scores required for admission. With time and patience, two things the average 13 year old has in short supply, the verbal part of the test can be mastered. I have used all the test prep books and am now developing... read more
It is that time of year! The Global and US History Regents exams are about 6 weeks away. I have been helping high school students for five years and along the way I have developed a number of materials to help students prepare for the exam. I have just finished revising some of my outlines. I individualize materials for each student to meet their needs with excellent...
The SHSAT is an admission test for the eight specialized high schools in the city. It is a highly competitive test offered to eighth and ninth graders. Recently over 30,000 students took the test for approximately 6,00 seats. A student must do well on the test to be admitted to: Bronx HS of Science, Brooklyn Latin School, Brooklyn Technical HS, HS for Math, Science... read more
I have been working for the past four years with high school students who have trouble with the US and Global History Regents exams. Many had a bad experience in their high school class and do not understand or like history. I love history and try to get the kids to understand how important it is in our lives today. I point out current issues around the world and show them the history behind... read more
I taught middle school English and Social Studies and found it very difficult. As a tutor, it can be more difficult. Kids are going through so many changes, you don't know from day to day who is showing up. I have been working with a 7th grader from an immigrant family who was showing all the signs of adolescent asimulation. He does as much work as necessary to pass. NY has just started the... read more
This spring was a challenge. New York introduced core curriculum testing with little preparation. I worked with three third grade students who were very concerned about their first standardized test. Two of my students are sisters who have special needs and struggled in their public school. I worked with them on Sundays to help them with concepts and reading comprehension. The other student... read more
the causes of the Cold War (answer)
Casey, The Cold War was the state of conflict, tension and competition that existed between the 2 super-powers -- US and the Soviet Union and their respective allies after WWII . The conflict was expressed through costly defense spending, a massive conventional and nuclear arms race,...
OJ was found not guilty (answer)
Charity, In addition to the decree of proof needed in a criminal versus a civil case, there were political issues surrounding the criminal trial of OJ that many think affected the criminal verdict. They included where the trial should take place. The District Attorney at the time chose...
A good sense of humor and spending time to get to know the children helps in all assignments as well as spending a lot of time preparing for lessons.. I have a variety of assignments this summer. They range from SAT and N.Y.S. Global History Regents to reading comprehension for middle and elementary students. With the younger ones, it takes a variety of activities relating to the reading... read more