Happy New Year! As I begin this New Year, I am pondering what this year will bring. So I asked myself several questions:
1) How can I maximize my efficiency so my students get the maximum benefit?
2) How can I streamline the process of learning so the learning curve is greatly reduced?
3) How can I increase my communication efficiency so that my students...
To all the other ASVAB Tutors,
I would like to know if you have any advice to offer to us new tutors? I would appreciate the assistance.
Summer is the best time to start studying for college/career entrance exams. Since there is no school and homework, you will not feel overwhelmed when it is time to study. Studying for just an hour a day, 5 days a week, will increase your chances of getting a higher score and you will still have time to enjoy the summer.
Alternate subjects weekly. Familiarize yourself with all the subjects...
I have two students who are just about ready to take the ASVAB, finishing up their prep courses with me and on to bigger and better things. The shutdown delayed things for many recruits, but things are back to normal now! Having these two phase out also means I have space in my schedule again. I'm now taking new students Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning/early afternoon.
There is no greater joy than to help people learn and to share the knowledge that I have been blessed with. On top of that…..knowing that I am helping this country’s future leaders and heroes achieve their dreams is like extra special.
On Monday evening I picked up the phone to hear nothing...
I want to no if you can have the asvab test read to you if u don't no how to reed that well.
Now that students, teachers, parents and tutors have had a chance to catch their breath from final exams, it's time to make use of the weeks we have before school starts back. Consider all that could be accomplished in the next few weeks:
Areas of math that students NEVER REALLY GRASPED could be fully explained. This could be
elementary skills like adding fractions,...
Professional athletes hire personal trainers and learn as much as possible about getting the most out of their bodies. They study things such as exercise’s effect on muscles, the vitamins and minerals they’ll need to rebuild muscle, and how much water they’ll need to drink to stay hydrated while working out. Students can use the same approach by learning about biopsychology and learning - related...
Im trying to brush up on my algebra for either the ASVAB or the NCLEX (havent decided which yet) and this eqation is on the ASVAB practice test, it is worded "which of the following is equivilant...
Your brain has “cheats” and shortcuts to make it work more efficiently, just like some video games! There are things students can do to “glitch” their brains so they soak up information like a sponge. All of these “cheats” are things we should do to keep our brains healthy to ensure they keep working at maximum capacity throughout our lives. This article lists four brain “cheats”, how they help...
The equation below is used for Covalent Bonds, Molecular geometry, electron geometry, and structural formulas to figure the number of bonds in a molecule.
N-A = S equation to figure the number of bonds in a molecule
N = needed: the sum of the number of valence electrons needed by each atom (2 for hydrogen, 8 for all other atoms)
A = available: the sum of the number of valence electrons...
Ever wonder what happens during tutoring sessions? If you’ve never hired a tutor, you may not know what tutors can do to help. This article will take some of the fear out of the tutor hiring process by helping you understand what you should and should not expect from tutoring sessions.
What Tutors Can Do.
In a previous article, I listed several basic things tutors should do (see my article...
Families hire tutors for a variety of reasons. In general, though, tutors help students and professionals learn some skill or information. So, how do you know whether you are getting your money’s worth from tutoring? Here are five areas you can use to grade your tutor.
1. Communication. Tutors should communicate a lot! Tutors should conduct a background interview before starting lessons. They...
Part 2 of this article relates to professionals, “non – traditional” college students, and military candidates who are making the tutoring decision. (Part 1gives advice and tips to parents and college students.)
Professionals have different tutoring needs. Sometimes, employees are contractually obligated to earn college credits every few years. Some employers withhold pay...
Deciding to hire a tutor can be tough. Tutoring requires schedule adjustments, coordination, and clear expectations on everyone's part. Part one of this article gives some advice for parents and college students in making this decision. Part two relates to professionals, "non - traditional" college students, and military candidates.
First, consider the academic and social...
Assigning homework gives the student/client a chance to practice what they are learning. It should challenge them enough to keep their interest level up. When you meet for the next session, allow student/client to demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and make corrections with examples where necessary.
Some free online courses are available through www.alison.com. ALISON stands for Advance Learning Integrative Systems ONline. They offer free courses if you are able to study on your own online in a wide variety of subjects. These are perfect for preparing you for an exam in a topic that you are weak in or in need of a refresher course. They also have courses and diploma programs for professional...
As you may know, I am a big fan of the well-known author and brain specialist, Dr. Daniel Amen. He mentions in several of his books that Physical Exercise is good for the brain. I have read of research studies that showed a clear correlation between IMPROVEMENT in students' test scores in math and science, and their level of physical activity (for example, when math class followed PE class, the...
My wife is worried about me because I was tutoring in my dreams last night.