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    Wyzant

    Tutor Is Not a Four-Letter Word

    Through connecting with students in a personalized, 1-to-1 fashion, tutors create confidence and accountability in a way that parents and teachers often just can’t.

    Tutoring is a lot of things: a way to expand your skills, explore more opportunities, and an indispensable tool for anyone who wants to take their success into their own hands. What tutoring is not, however, is a four-letter word. At least, it shouldn’t be.

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    Andrew Colford

    Let’s Unpack What A “Good GRE Score” Actually Means

    GRE examinees often use colorful adjectives to describe the test day experience. “Fun” is most certainly not one of them.

    The numbers associated with GRE scores might seem confounding and arbitrary - determined by some capricious wizard behind a curtain. But these numbers have important consequences for your grad school application and for how you prep for the exam as a whole.

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    Alys Brooks

    What Kinds of Math Do I Need to Know for Coding?

    Good news: you don’t have to be great at pen-and-paper math, let alone mental math (you are working with a computer, after all).

    The true value of learning math for coding lies in understanding what certain algorithms, formulas, and sometimes shapes are doing. The types of math, and just how much you really need to master, usually depends on the area of programming in which you want to work.

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    Lauren Harsh

    How to Start Learning French: An Indispensable Guide

    French is not considered a difficult language for English speakers to learn, but it can certainly seem that way at the start.

    Success in self-directed French study is an achievable goal with the right resources (and lots of hard work). Whether you’re naturally suited to language learning or not, these are the ways you can set yourself up for success in learning one of the most-spoken languages in the world.

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    Jonathan Reidenouer

    How to Get Your GED

    The GED assesses a student’s knowledge of topics covered in a typical high school classroom, from history and government, to life science and algebra.

    Regardless of why you didn't finish high school, it’s important to recognize that you have the right to change direction in life: it’s not that you made mistakes in the past, but that you're making the right decision for your future. If you're taking the GED, here's what you need to know.

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