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Hello,   I would love to talk with someone who is up for their "students to design and conduct a scientific experiment and test claims that aeroponic growing methods can produce more food in ways that use less land and water compared to traditional soil-based growing methods."    Traditionally for Math and Science Students in 6th or 7th grade and takes 15-30 hours over a period of 40 days.   Contact me for more information about the experiment, and purchasing the equipment.   Best,   Josh

On I.Q. tests and in other places, one is often confronted with problems of the form: “What’s the next element in the following series: 1, 4, 9, …” Technically, such questions have no right answer, because there are a multitude of ways to generate the initial elements of the series, and each way can produce a different result for how the series should continue. What is being sought is the generator for the series that is somehow the simplest, cleverest, most obvious, or most elegant. There is an esthetic at work in determining the preferred solution. For example, for the series above, an obvious answer is 16, because the initial elements of the series are the squares of the first three natural numbers, and so the obvious way to continue the series is with the squares of the subsequent natural numbers. The series is given by sn = n2. A similar type of question involves a mapping between a series of expressions and values. In that case, the preferred answer... read more

To all prospective/current clients and students: -For cancellations made within 24 hours of any scheduled tutoring session, I will assess a cancellation fee of 1/2 of the lesson rate. -For students who do not show up or if you show up more than 15 minutes late to a scheduled session, my full rate will be charged. On the same token, I am applied to the same rules of conduct: -If I am more than 15 minutes late to a scheduled session, then student is charged 50% of lesson or if possible make up time after. -If I missed a scheduled lesson, then your next scheduled lesson is completely free.

“It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.” ~(Author's Introduction to A Clockwork Orange, P. xiii) The protagonist of A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, is a depraved young teen named Alex who has a love for 'ultra-violence.' For the first third of the book, Alex gleefully commits felony after felony, robbing, raping, and beating up random innocents just for the fun of it. At first glance, anyone witnessing his nighttime escapades would probably call him inhuman, a monster. And he is certainly degenerate and warped – but is he really inhuman? After all, humanity has sunk to some pretty low depths in history, and the human race is capable of acts of incredible violence and devastation. What do we really mean when we call someone inhuman? Are there some qualities absent in Alex that we feel should be present in all humans? A sense of morality, perhaps? A Clockwork Orange explores the link between morality, free will, and humanity, and shows... read more

There has been a link circulating recently through social media (Link below). The link describes a story in which a teacher told a student that an answer was wrong on a common core math quiz. A very loud debate has erupted in regards to Common Core Math and it's role in the education system. Some stand to defend it, and others are very much against it due to its "confusing nature." I believe that Common Core is simply not being used properly within the education system, which is why such stories described in the article exist.   I am very passionate about the debate on Common Core Math and its role in the education system. Though it is the center of much confusion and debate, Common Core is not all together bad. The issue with Common Core Math is not that the methods themselves are bad; instead, the issue resides in the fact that teachers and school boards have not been taught the actual purpose of Common Core and have not been properly trained on how to use... read more

I know that when it comes to boosting one's vocabulary when preparing for one of the standardized tests, some students memorize long lists of words.  Some use flashcards, and others might use mnemonic devices--like associating a word with an image.     That's fine if memorization doesn't bore you, but let's face it. Learning those words by "rote" might help you identify a few on the language section of the SAT, ACT, or GRE, but you'll most likely forget them a week after the test. You also might be someone that hates the practice of memorization.   If you want to improve your vocabulary and really learn new words in context, the best thing is to be a reader, and if you've been reading challenging books throughout high school, that is definitely helpful.  But in the short term, try studying from the book 1100 Words You Need to Know.  This book teaches you vocabulary inductively.  In other words, you're first presented... read more

I read a blog that less expensive tutors are not as good as high priced tutors.  Then the blogger stated that for a tutor to be acceptable they must have a Master's or higher degree in the subject they intend to tutor.  They compared a 'good' tutor as one that is high priced and who would shop in Saks 5th Ave to a 'novice' tutor who is a low cost person who shops at Wal-Mart.  I hope that I am not the only person who was offended by this blog.  What makes a person better if they prefer to pay a dollar for a pencil at an exclusive store that costs 5 cents at a store anyone can afford to shop at.  Such people seem to look down on anyone who has to carefully budget how they spend their earnings.   First, the price a person charges for tutoring has nothing to do with how good they may be as a tutor.  It is dependent on where they live and why they are tutoring in the first place.  A person living in a rural setting in the South simply does not have... read more

Hello students,   I am glad that you are visiting the website to find tutors who can help you in your time of need.  As tutors respond to your inquiries, it is imperative that you maintain communication with those tutors.  We tutors want to provide assistance, but if you do not communicate with us, then how will we know if you still need our help.  If more than one tutor has responded to your inquiry, then that is fine.  But if you selected a tutor of your choice, please notify the other tutors that you already found a candidate who is suitable for your needs.  It helps let us know that you are good and makes us think that you actually care about getting the assistance you asked for.   In addition to this, you have access to your student account.  If you do not have an account after finding the best fit tutor, then you should create one ASAP.  I encourage to visit that account and email your tutors often.  Most tutors... read more

Here is a study tip for all you science students.     Go to the library and find all the textbooks you can on your given subject - especially for Organic Chemistry.  Since I am referencing Organic, I will use the subject as an example.   When I was in first semester Organic Chemistry, there was an Emeritus Professor who left the department.  He was a great teacher, but more than that, he was a mentor and a friend to many of the undergraduate students.  When he left, his office still had all of his books in it and come to find out, he left all the books to the department.     There were only a handful of students who went to collect books and see if we wanted any of them.  I found a page labeled with the semester, year and exam number next to a problem.  That gave me the idea that there are books with old exam questions.   So, I not only took all the books that I could to practice the problems... read more

Hey guys,     After working with high school and college students in algebra 1 & 2,  i came across quite a few students who found logarithms hard to work with . Most of the  students failed to retain some important log based rules which were essential to be effective at problem solving.   Here's a list of a few rules :   logab = x could be written as  ax = b. Let me work a couple of examples to show how this rule works   log39 = 2  By using the rule that i talked about above can be written as 3^2 = 9 where a=3, x=2 and b = 9.      loga10 - loga5  can be rewritten in the form loga(10/5)  which is the same as loga2. As long as the bases are equal to one another we can divide when there is a subtraction taking place using log.   When it comes to addition we need to add logarithms that have the same base.     Also... read more

One question I just received on a different blog was how to handle the 4-star ratings that come up. No matter how good you are, someone will not be satisfied. I personally have received two 4-stars here on WyzAnt, one when I was just starting out, and one just today. For the 4-star early on, it was from a weekly student who only rated the very first meeting as a 4-star. When I learned it was him (either WyzAnt didn't let us see ratings back when I began or I just hadn't figured out how), I approached him about it at the end of our next meeting. One thing I've learned in life is to ask questions instead, so I simply inquired as to why the first lesson was a 4-star to him. He thought back and couldn't really remember why; the session had gone well to him, and he couldn't remember anything in particular that went wrong; he simply thought that 4-stars was still "good". When I explained to him that it wasn't really how things worked on WyzAnt, how only 5-stars is "good"... read more

Well done folks! We have finally arrived. This the third part of the three-part computer programming post. We will learn how to write a program that will accept data by user input through the keyboard and also print out a result to the computer monitor after performing a simple task of checking if the number is positive of negative. For simplicity, I have chosen the object-oriented, higher level programming language C++ to program the computer to perform a simple computation for us. We will write a C++ program that will prompt the user to type in an integer and the program will check whether the entered integer is positive or negative and display an appropriate output. //////////////////////// #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { /*variable declarations*/ int number; int threshold = 0; // we assume 0 is positive /*user prompted for input, then input received from keyboard*/ cout<<... read more

Welcome back to the school everyone! I hope you all had a great summer. For all those whose summer was maybe a little too great, maybe those who’ve forgotten even the basics, we’re going to take it all the way back to arithmetic a.k.a “number theory”. A review of number theory is a perfect place to start for many levels. Calculus and a lot of what you learn in pre-calculus is based on the real number system. When we use the word “number” we are typically referring to all real number. But how can numbers be “real”? You can’t touch the number 6 or smell 1,063. You can’t boil 1/2 or stick it in a stew. So what’s so real about real numbers? The simple answer is this: a real number is a point on a number line (1).                               -2.5        -1      0 ... read more

To all prospective/current clients and students: Please Read This!   * All cancellation notices must be made by text and WyzAnt email.  *Greater than 24 hours until tutoring session: No charge. * 24 hours or less until tutoring session: Charged in full at agreed upon rate.   There is no charge to reschedule within the same week, if available. I will attempt to accommodate rescheduling requests. A rescheduled session is subject to the above cancellation policy.     **One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way. FS**                                                                                                         ...

My first year in college (a very long time ago...!), I came home for the Thanksgiving Holiday and learned that my younger brother, Chip, was struggling with Trigonometry.  Chip was pretty smart, so I was a bit puzzled as to why he would be having trouble.   I sat down with him, and within about 15 minutes I discovered that he had missed one key concept early in the school year, and had been confused ever since.  Once I explained that to him, the light went on in his head, and everything fell into place for him.   I was horrified that a bright, promising student like my brother would be left to flounder because his teacher did not have the time to sit down with him for just 15 minutes to figure out why he was struggling.  But the truth was (and still is) that many teachers are very overloaded, and really can't devote extra time to individual students.  A typical high school math teacher may have four or more classes with 35+ students... read more

If you're going in for a tech interview here are some things tech interviewers are watching out for -. 1. Your interest in tech 2. How well you innovate a solution to a problem 3. Creative thinking 4. Analytical thinking 5. Your willingness to learn. 5. Your communication skills - think out loud. Don't jump into the solution Discuss your design. Come up with your own tests to break your code.. 6. Don't be a jerk, and Don't get defensive! 7. Your response to curve balls. 8. Your attitude - Have fun. if you're not having fun with code, the computer is probably not going to make an extra effort to cheer you up! 9. Your ability to work within a team.

I know this can be confusing for more advanced students, here is a simple tip to differentiate both:   We say : -"se rappeler quelque chose" and - "se souvenir DE quelque chose ou DE quelqu'un".   There is no such thing as "se rappeler de" in French...   Examples:  - je me rappelle mon voyage en France - je me souviens de ce village   I hope this can be useful to some of you in their practice!

Frequently Asked Questions   What do you do to help make learning fun? This depends on the subject and the student's age. I have created Jeopardy games, given play money/candy as rewards for answering correctly, played board games (while studying), gathered books on subjects that interest the student, and much more.   Do you offer any guarantees? Yes, I am not satisfied until you are. If your child receives a grade on a test/quiz that is below a "C" then I will review the material with the student at no charge.   Can you guarantee my child will improve? I can assure you that I will give your child all the tools necessary to improve their grades. It is ultimately up to the child to improve.   What are the typical grade improvements you see? Most children will improve a minimum one letter score within only a few weeks of tutoring.   Do you offer ongoing tutoring rates? Yes, students who meet a minimum... read more

The complaints against WyzAnt’s 40% commission demands a response. Suppose a tutor with 15 hours of work time through WyzAnt charges $40 an hour. Of that amount, WyzAnt will automatically deduct $16. This deduction is based on WyzAnt’s commission rate, which is 40% for the first 20 hours of work time. So the tutor is not earning $40 an hour; rather, the tutor is earning $24 an hour. According to a number of individuals, WyzAnt’s 40% commission rate is too high, way above average. Some folks, oddly enough, have even posted complaints on other websites. Why? Here's some food for thought. 1. Twenty-four dollars an hour is higher than any state’s hourly minimum wage. 2. You can create your website for tutors and charge a lower commission. 3. If you tutor for an hour you will be paid $24. 4. If you don’t tutor for an hour you will not be paid $24. 5. Twenty-four dollars is more than zero dollars. 6. You don’t have to stay with WyzAnt, but before you leave... read more

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