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I am happy to announce that all my students have passed the NY State Regents examinations, except one student.  The subjects varied from Algebra 1, Algebra 11/Trigonometry, English, US and Global History and Living Environment.  I am so proud of them.  Most of these students are students who struggled quite a bit.  It was a long journey but one I would do again.    I... read more

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What a great semester this turning out to be so far.  My students vary from grade 2 - grade 12.  My grade 2 students struggle with long and short vowel sounds and their spellings and pronunciations.  One is doing so much better after a few weeks, that I was able to begin helping her improve her Reading Comprehension skills.  I let you know how that goes soon.  I also... read more

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I was excited on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. This was my third meeting with this student and I finally had a breakthrough with him. On the first meeting it was clear that he saw Algebra I almost as a foreign language. I began with one of the test packet, and had him do 10 questions and reviewed the questions he had done wrong. So this continued for a while, and of course sometimes he would say... read more

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The Summer session has just begun. The stress has already begun to set in, but this week I had a break through with a few of the students. So this is my second week with a student who I am tutoring for both Algebra I and Earth Science. So far he seems stronger in Earth Science but still needs much practice, before I can be very confident about his ability to pass the Regents exam in August... read more

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I had such a wonderful day. Students and parents were texting and calling me with very good news. So many students passed their Regents exams, and others received report cards with very good grades. All the hard work, stress and snacking (so weight gain lol), were well worth it. So while I am on the treadmill running off the blues, at least I can smile because of all our accomplishments. Hopefully,... read more

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"I passed the US History Regents exam. I scored a 75%. That is the highest I ever scored on any Regents exam!" This student suffers from test anxiety. She gets nervous, and may even forget everything she has studied while taking the test. I have been tutoring her for a while, but the last day before the Regents exam, I really hammered the main points. It worked! She passed the Regents... read more

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Hello Miss Gil, I received a 96% in Global History. I was so excited to hear these words from my student! At first she did not want to be tutored. Her father dropped her off at the Library. So I told her that if she did the practice test, and did well, she would never have to see me again. Well, she scored a 58%, and there were so many events and topics that she did not know. We scheduled... read more

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For the 5th year in a row, all my students have passed their NY State examinations. A few have made it to the Honor Roll, and some are receiving Academic Achievement Awards next week. I am so proud of them. This was a difficult year for some, especially with Common Core test requirement, being a late suggestion and requirement by Bloomberg's team. So many students and parents were very worried... read more

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What a way to start off the New Year! First I met with a student for US History and Living Environment. She is taking the Regents exams in three weeks. When I first met with her, Cee had a fear of taking exams, and was very nervous. She struggled with understanding both subjects; the Historical Events and dates, as well as the vocabulary words for Biology. Her next struggles were understanding... read more

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This is what my student, Alysa, told me on Monday, December 3rd. She has been struggling with fractions, and so I would give her several practice exercises, and show her some new ways to do them. I had her convert mix numbers to improper fractions and vice versa. I had Alysa add, subtract, multiply and divide a variety of fractions. Just when she seems to understand them a bit, I had her cross... read more

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Alex made my day today. He passed the Global History and Geography Regents Exam!! Let me tell you a little bit about Alex. When I first met him, he came to tutoring two hours late. The next day an 11/2 late. He was on time on the third day, but by the next week it was back to being Alex. He did not show up for tutoring nor did he call. He would do assignments if he felt like it. There was always... read more

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I have written about these two boys before. They are the two students who were struggling with Mathematics. They are best friends and were in grade six. Well now they are both in grade 7. They play football for the school, and they are doing so much better in Mathematics. I had written that one struggled more than the other in Mathematics. For the student who struggled more, doing Math was... read more

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We did it again! All the students whom I have tutored for both regular academics and for the NYS ELA and Mathematics, have passed their exams. Some are moving up to the next grades, and others have received achievement awards. It is such a great feeling when the results of dedication from the parents, hard work from the students and myself, produce such a wonderful accomplishment. I am taking... read more

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Yesterday was another great day to be a tutor. I met with a young student for Regents Integrated Algebra and Geometry. She was so nervous when I first met her. I told her that I would put a curriculum together for her, and with hard work she will be fine. Week after week we work together. Slowly but surely she began exhibiting confidence, asking questions and solving problems. It was so nice... read more

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I am always writing about a proud moment I experience while tutoring a student or students. Well this time the proud moment is about a new student through WyzAnt, whom I am tutoring. The first day that I met her, she looked so exasperated and overwhelmed. I told her not to worry, I was going to put some materials together and with hard work she will see improvement. So we spent two hours of... read more

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Grades 3, 4 and 5 3 hour weekly Summer Preparation Sessions This is for students commencing the fall in these grades who may need some help with the transition. This will be for 4 weeks of English, Mathematics, or Writing beginning the week of July 10th thru the week of July 31, 2011. For Reservation and Information email me: Miss Gil SPACE IS VERY LIMITED

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Yesterday was a great day to be a tutor. Two of my students who were struggling in Math (one more than the other), have proved to me that with hard work and determination you can achieve. One of the students, his mom called me to say that he scored an A on his test. That was such great news as his grades were usually 60 - 70 on his quizzes and tests. I tutored both of them yesterday... read more

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Yesterday was a long but great and productive day. I conducted a 4 hour ELA and Math Preperatory from 9am - 1pm for grade 3 & 4. At 1:30pm - 5:30pm was the next session for grade 5, 6 & 7. After each test, my friend Dona and I would look at the areas of concern for each child and try to help them improve. If the student had all right or very close then that student would proceed to... read more

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Today was another great day for tutoring. The first student I tutored is in grade 4. I have been tutoring her for two hours each week for ELA and Mathematics. For the most part, she is good with Math, just needs some help with probabilities. Her main problem is Reading Comprehension and ELA. We have done prefix, suffix, grammar and vocabulary, and now she seems like she is doing so much... read more

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