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Writing often feels like you have to be a wordsmith and come up with your ideas clearly and expertly from the jump. This isn't true! If you're a college or high school student, I want you to know that writing well is a skill that takes time. Here are some tips that can help you get started with your essay. 1) Simple Language Is The Best Language.  Something that a lot of writing students do is “over-complicate” their sentences. Students make mistakes like creating really long sentences or using extremely flowery words. These are signs of a student who believes that this is what makes good writing. However, the reality is that the more concise your sentence is, the more powerful your point. This often leaves your sentences with simpler, clearer, and more basic language. If you find that you tend to do this in your own writing, it could be a sign that you may need someone to help flesh out what you’re really trying to say or get a deeper understanding of your... read more

Chelsea L. has posted new feedback on your profile: Immediately Heera aproached us with a friendly and warm greeting and introduction. Her interaction with my daughter was natural, nurturing and informative. It’s obvious Heera is well versed with children knowing the right amount of interest, security and instruction to provide. My daughter (and older son that was present) was very comfortable and receptive to Heera. We are excited to move forward with tutoring services and building a relationship with Heera!    Reviews like these help us and create an inspiration to give more of what it takes to promote success and excellence. Happy Learning!!!

It is difficult to to teach science subjects specially math , physics , chemistry , biology , but if you can understand student condition about understanding a lesson you can handle that . To make a student to apply what they learn you must not give them any chance to become only theoretical concept but some practical data on that, We have to make sure student by asking these questions like 1 Is there anything you confront you cant think ? 2 Is there anything you face in reading you cant add up ? 3 Is there anything you cant match with what you learn before ? 4 Is there anything you read or did that never make any sense to you ? 5 Is there anything you did in the procedure that data have no good use ? 6 Is there any data that have conflicts with any standard texts 7 Is there any thing for considering knowing good about the subject ? 8 Is there anything that will prevent others for learning this subjects ? 9 Is there anything that you think the... read more

If your son or daughter is complaining of bordom,bring them to the library! At the end of the school year,many public libraries have Summer reading programs.In some cases they include: reading contests with prizes, author appearances and even book character dressup contests. Many libraries offer programs for older students as well, such as bookclubs.  Help to ppreserve your child's educational gails last year and possibly, help them to get ahead. Parents might be tempted to see these programs as just an opportunity to get them out of the house for a few hours. But they also serve to support your child's education. When you pick them up in the afternoon, remember to ASK QuESTIONS about what they did and learned. This helps them process the day, and keeps you informed and involved.Another benefit of reading circles in the library is, the friendships your child will undoubtedly develop, that likely will tranfer to the next school year. (For those who read my previous post about Summer... read more

Any body else notice the multitude of errors in the C programming test? Here are a few:   Error 1: scanning a character data type using String data type. Error 2: not terminating scanf with semicolon. Error 3: scanning in the memory addresses with the & symbol, however the data is not initialized on the float data type so the compiler may or may not assign a memory address. This error may just be considered bad programming practice instead of an error but regardless there won’t be anything there.

I have been tutoring a first grader who moved here from Israel recently, in reading. It was challenging at first because she could not read at all, having left Israel just as she would have started learning there (but in Hebrew). But she and I kept at it, starting with sight words and some phonics and playing reading and words games together and then from one lesson to the next, she started reading! This was so exciting for me to see; it was like a light bulb came on suddenly, and it was just her time to learn!! She even got 2 awards at her school, one as student of the month for most improved reader and then student of the year as most improved reader!  I'm so proud of her!

My Cancellation Policy I value my time spent teaching, and your time spent learning. To facilitate the scheduling of lessons, I use the following cancellation policy: Cancellation Policy for Students: If a student wishes to cancel the lesson, she/he must provide notice at least 8-24 hours prior to the beginning of the lesson. If a student cancels the lesson between 8 and 4 hours in advance, a cancellation fee of up to 35% of the lesson cost may be assessed. If a student cancels the lesson between 4 and 2 hours in advance, a cancellation fee of up to 50% of the lesson cost may be assessed.   If a student cancels less than 2 hours in advance, a cancellation fee of up to 85% of the lesson cost may be assessed. If a student arrives to a lesson late, the lesson cost will include the time missed by the student. If a student arrives to a lesson more than 15 minutes late, I may consider the lesson cancelled without... read more

Chances are, your children came home with Summer reading lists and/or worksheet packets. As a parent, you might be tempted to feel frustrated or angry over what looks like and attempt to hijack your child's/ family's Summer. Hold off on that conclusion for just a second please. Research states that children lose on adverage:2.6 months of Math skills, 2months of reading skills. On adverage,teachers spend six weeks,"reteaching loat" material. Those packets serve as prevention tools.      Parents can save their child(ren)'s Summer with time management. Implementing a one hour,"studyhall" for your children in the morning, gives them the rest of the day to play. It also give your children ample time to complete ther assignments without last minute chaos. With a little planning and consistency, you can save your child(ren)'s education and the family vacation as well. Have a great Summer!

Who hasn't felt it? The pressure? The overbearing presence of the silent room as you sit there staring at a computer screen or paper, just trying to get your brain to function. It's panic. Fear. Terror. And it's one of the worst feelings. Afterward comes the blame. Knowing the information and losing it in that moment.   I know that feeling, but there are tons of techniques out there to help you. Lots of different little things. Like breathing deeply. Not everything is going to work for everyone, but let me go through two of my favorite.   Scent cues. It may seem silly but a lot of memory is tied to scent. So, wear the same perfume or cologne when you study as when you go for the test and save it just for class. Then when you start to panic, sniff your wrist. See if tying the memory to scent helps you remember, the physical action of sniffing can help break the tension too, not everyone works that way, but it's worth a try.   Alright. On to my... read more

In a general first conversation about what is interesting to the not-yet-professional about creating films, we always get to what are the myths about movies and what are the realities. That leads to where's the truth, how the myth got accepted and then diving into the subject to know about it. There doesn't have to be an accepted order to learn about it. Because in movie-making, no matter what subject you start with, it comes around and braids with another.  Knowing about stunt people eventually gets to Knowing about Directors , to knowing about different methods to capture an accident on screen. Soon the process of making the movie becomes real. Then if the student has a particular area they are interested in, one begins to have context into which to put that interest. Since movies are such celebrities themselves, its a fascinating way to start.

I value my time spent teaching, and your time spent learning. To facilitate the scheduling of lessons, I use the following cancellation policy: Cancellation Policy for Students: If a student wishes to cancel the lesson, she/he must provide notice at least 8 hours prior to the beginning of the lesson. If a student cancels the lesson between 8 and 2 hours in advance, a cancellation fee of up to 35% of the lesson cost may be assessed. If a student cancels the lesson less than 2 hours in advance (or does not show up to the lesson without prior notice) a cancellation fee of up to 50% of the lesson cost may be assessed.   If a student arrives to a lesson late, the lesson cost will include the time missed by the student.    If a student arrives to a lesson more than 20 minutes late, I may consider the lesson cancelled without prior notice. Tutor Lesson Commitment: I value my students time and education... read more

Please give notice at least six hours before the start time of a scheduled session if you have to cancel or reschedule for any reason. If you cancel a scheduled session less than 6 hours in advance but at least 30 minutes before the start time, a fee of up to 50% of the cost of the lesson will be charged. If you cancel a lesson later than 30 minutes before the scheduled start time, a fee of up to 100% of the cost of the lesson will be charged. If you show up to a lesson late, the charge for the lesson will still be for the duration between the scheduled start time and the actual end time. If you are more than 30 minutes late to a session and have not communicated that you will arrive late, the lesson will be considered cancelled and a fee of up to 100% of the cost of the lesson will be charged. When calculating a cancellation fee, a session duration of one hour will be assumed in all cases unless a different duration has been agreed upon beforehand.

Cancellation Policy I allow students to cancel lessons up to one hour in advance, with no additional charge. Cancellations with less than 60 minutes than the scheduled start time of the lesson will result in a full lesson charge. My cancellation policy applies to lessons that are pre-scheduled with unconfirmed details. For example, if we have a scheduled lesson, but I don't receive confirmed details regarding the new tutoring location's address, I will assess the cancellation fee. Late Policy The lesson will be charged from the agreed start time of the lesson, even if the student is late. If the tutor is late, the lesson will not be charged until tutoring begins. (However, it is very very unusual that I am ever late!)

It's that day and time. It's time to get up in front a group and deliver your scheduled speech. (Hopefully you've organized your main points and documentation - worked on the presentation and practiced your delivery - before now.) Who are the people listening – or not listening – to you? Why are they there? Audience analysis involves identifying the audience and adapting your presentation to them. This doesn’t mean “saying what they want to hear.” Audience adaptation should guide your content development and approaches to delivery. Audiences can include reluctant attendees, indifferent visitors, agreeable supporters, and angry or fearful dissidents. The “we have to be there” mindset. For instance, I would contend that students in a public speaking class – and their motivation to listen to you – is somewhat mixed. (Hey, they’ve “got” to be there regularly, right? We refer to this as a “captive” audience.) In my experience, here are some of the... read more

NOTE: For today's Math Journey, please refer to the image file “Image for Math Journey: Road Trip Around A Problem” under my WyzAnt files. Link: https://www.wyzant.com/resources/files/671706/image_for_math_journey_road_trip_around_a_problem Let's go on a road trip! When I teach geometry, especially geometry involving angle measures like this problem, I like to describe the process of solving a problem as taking a little road trip. I describe it this way because this is how I personally feel when solving a problem like this – my eyes rove around the figure from one intersection to the next, and I hop in my little math car and drive along lines and stop at intersections to figure out where I am. Geometry is a very visual discipline, and as a visual learner, I have the most fun when I can trace a physical journey around the problem, solving things as I go. So let's hop in our math car and chase this problem down! The first step in any problem like... read more

My Cancellation Policy I consider time very valuable, both to me and to my students. In order to be a more effective tutor, I am implementing my cancellation policy as follows: - Student Cancels with more than 24 hours Notice: No fee - Student Cancels with 6-24 hours Notice: 1/2 price of session - Student Cancels with 1-6 hours Notice: Full price of session - Student no-show with No Notice: Full price of session and student may be dropped I am committed to providing an excellent experience during each tutoring session. I promise to value your time. In the unlikely event that I am late or need to cancel a session last-minute, I agree to the following: - I am more than 15 minutes late to session: Student charged 1/2 price of session and make-up time, if possible - I cancelled a session with less than 24 hours Notice: Next session is free   My schedule is very full, and I prefer to schedule my students on a certain day of... read more

I became pi day challenge genius #181 at 3:14 on Sunday :-) Less than an estimated 10% of those who play do all 37+ (some have groups of puzzles). You can still play at any time at pidaychallenge.com #pidaychallenge Pi Day Challenge throughout the year. They're not just math/physics puzzles.   Per the owner of the site, I calculated the genius percentage incorrectly.  About 10,000 people took the challenge, so becoming a “genius” is pretty rare.   One of my elementary age students this year started answering some of the hard ones even faster than I did. I don't know if he'll complete all the puzzles, but each year his lateral and creative thinking improves.  Having these extra-curricular activities helps youth have FUN!!!   Try a few out... even if you think you're stuck.  It's amazing what the brain can do with a good night's sleep. Barbara W.

The Seven Learning Styles Visual/Spatial:You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Aural/Auditory: You prefer using sound and music. Kinesthetic/Physical: You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch Verbal/Linguistic : You prefer using words, both in speech and writing. Solitary: You prefer to work alone and use self-study Social: You prefer to learn in groups or with other people. Logical/Mathematical: You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.   The Seven Learning Styles Visual/Spatial:You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Aural/Auditory: You prefer using sound and music. Kinesthetic/Physical:  You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch Verbal/Linguistic : You prefer using words, both in speech and writing. Solitary: You prefer to work alone and use self-study Social: You prefer... read more

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