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SOH CAH TOA When working with Right Triangles in any Math and Science subject, especially Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry, and Physics, many problems can be solved by remembering this Memory Jogger: Indian Chief SOH CAH TOA (sounds like soow caah towaah) Angle = A Sine A = Opposite/Hypotenuse Cosine A = Adjacent/Hypotenuse Tangent A = Opposite/Adjacent You can use these formulas to calculate and find missing angles or sides to solve various problems. Please contact me to help your student achieve the best grades possible in Math and Science. As a Chemical Engineer, I work on Math and Science problems all day, and tutor students in Math and Science in the evenings and weekends, including students from Elementary School to College Graduate School. I help students learn to see how Math and Science can be fun and useful in daily life, school, and career choices. All the best, John M.

My philosophy is to treat each student as an individual, with their own style of learning, level of knowledge and motivation. Associated with that, I focus on creating relevance in subjects to the aspirations of that person. My bottom line objective is to build their self-confidence. Learning is an ongoing process. It provides ways to look at any problem. I have discovered that while earning my MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business (Dean's List) and a BA in Economics and Studio Art from Lafayette College (summa cum laude, Economics and Business Prize). I currently serve as an Alumni Admissions Representative for Lafayette. I have studied education as a graduate student at Pace Graduate School of Education as well in adolescent mathematics. Mathematically Yours, Barry

A few weeks ago I had a chance to do something I hadn't done in quite a while, walk the halls of a high school. My neighbor (and father of my daughters best friend) is the AP Economics teacher at Los Alamitos High School in Orange County. Since I spent most of my career as a commodities broker in New York and London, and had the chance to sit first hand during events such as the Enron collapse, he asked if I would care to come share some real-world stories with his students. I really wasn't sure what to expect. He said I could either have the whole period or just a bit. So, I prepared a few short slides and was ready to talk for 15-20 minutes about some of my experiences. In the end, the students were completely engaged and the Q&A session ran right up until the bell rang. Some students even stuck around to ask "Mr. S." a few follow up questions. What a great experience. I hope I have the opportunity to do it again...

Career Development I am a Vice President, Quality and EHS at a global biotechnology company. Throughout my 30 year career, I have been a hiring manager, have been active in my own career development, have created and implemented an ongoing Career Development Plan, and have established many Good and Best Practices. As a Subject Matter Expert, manager, supervisor, and executive for over 25 years, I have been responsible to help my direct reports and personnel at all levels in my departments create career development plans and implement career development action items. I have also switched industries 6 times and learned how to transfer skills to each new industry. I am a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist. I am also an expert in the following topics that can assist in your job search. I have completed advanced training and have many years of experience in the following topics: 1. Networking 2. Social Media 3. LinkedIn 4. Facebook 5. Twitter 6... read more

What is the difference between a dream and a reality? A plan to get there, to achieve the dream turns into a reality. This is the difference. A plan to get there needs to have SMART Goals. SMART Goals are: S = Specific M = Measurable A = Attainable, Achievable R = Realistic T = Time-Based, Time-Bound, Timed I help students recognize, analyze, and solve any barriers to learning or academic success. My goal is to help my students achieve success, confidence, and satisfaction, and to apply this success to achieve any goal in school or life. Finally, I also help my students set and achieve SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Based. Please contact me for your tutoring needs for any subject listed in my profile. I hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, John

So, how am I different? One difference is my approach to tutoring. Every student receives the following: 1. ASSESSMENT. In depth assessment to determine previous background, and current knowledge, education, skills and abilities. 2. NEEDS ANALYSIS. Each student will have a needs analysis to determine your needs and expectations (not mine). 3. LEARNING STYLE. Lastly, I strive to teach based on each student's learning style. Are you a visual learner? Would you rather have more "hands on" training? Do you need to receive the instruction s-l-o-w-l-y? Would you rather learn in "your order" not mine?" No problem. These are just some of the methods that make my tutoring style different, a way to guarantee that you receive maximize benefit and value from your tutoring experience.

Many people trying to learn a new language hire a tutor for personal instruction and coaching. But some learners are between jobs or have little income to spare on education. What can they do to improve English? Today people have many choices. If they cannot afford one-on-one instruction, they can attend classes, where the cost is shared among many students. Even better are free courses. Newcomers to the U.S. may not know that the federal government sponsors free classes in English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship. Funding for these programs comes from the U.S. Department of Labor because our country needs a workforce that can understand and communicate in English. Free, government sponsored courses are available in almost every community. How do you find them? Contact your local high school's adult education department for more information. In some areas, these programs are offered through a community college or other non-profit organization. The free government ESL programs... read more

Sean Connery is an icon in the entertainment industry. Born in Scotland, Mr. Connery has traveled to many countries, associated with thousands of good people and most certainly has received fame and fortune. In short he is very well known for his accomplishments and has won Awards to prove this fact as he has successfully captured the imagination of millions through his work. As a bodybuilder, he found initial success. Competing in the United Kingdom. He did very well. In turn this led to another field. Acting. Mr. Connery is most memorable as an Actor. He has staying power and his abilities are well appreciated. Consequently, Mr. Connery is well known for many roles. You might say he leaves an indelible imprint in your mind., His personal appearance, sophistication, and baritone voice with the Scots accent. Many people know him from his worldly characterization of a British Naval Officer, a Secret Agent named " 007", whose numerous adventures enthralled... read more

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" is the first line of a famous and often-quoted speech by Mark Antony in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. From my view as a college instructor and sales and marketing rep...some students would rather glue themselves and their chair to the floor before they would come up to the front of the class to speak about an assignment, let alone try public speaking. Well, they're not alone (I felt that way MANY times in high school). However, this is an important part of college--and life: SOMEONE wants to hear what you think and know--and speaking in public about it can be one of the most empowering things you can do (without the chair glued to you). I know: I used to have raging stage fright--I was just terrified of speaking in front of a crowd, let alone the classroom. Naturally, this doesn't go over well with anyone who has plans to be a teacher! The good news (yes, that's right) is that many colleges and... read more

I come from a long family line of educators, teachers, school principals, school superintendents. Teaching, coaching, learning, and improving are my passion and family value. I have a strong passion and desire to help students learn, solve problems and achieve success in their education and in their life goals. I thoroughly enjoy helping my students learn their material, solve problems, and improve their knowledge and skills. I also help my students improve their study skills, problem solving skills, and test taking skills. On a professional basis, I constantly assess systems for training effectiveness. I help students recognize, analyze, and solve any barriers to learning or academic success. My goal is to help my students achieve success, confidence, and satisfaction, and to apply this success to achieve any goal in school or life. Finally, I also help my students set and achieve SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Based. Adopt a passion for learning... read more

One question that inevitably crops up is what my job is. I am a full-time tutor. This is all I do. Very few tutors work full-time, and I have a feeling that many other tutors (or anyone else reading this) may have some questions about what it means to be a full-time tutor. Thus, here we are... Obviously, in order to be a full-time tutor, one must first have a love for tutoring. Tutoring is a very mentally straining job, and if you do not have a love for it, tutoring will wear you out fast. One thing that might not be so obvious is that one must also love driving. About a third of the time that I am "working", I am just driving to meet my next student. Having a good sense of direction and being able to read maps is also handy of course. Another thing that a newcomer to full-time tutoring may not realize is the high time commitment. I was an analyst before being a tutor, and in order to make what I would have been earning, I work seven days a week, each day working... read more

For the most successful and enriching experiences between tutors, coaches, mentors, educators and students, consider implementing the wisdom presented by Deepak Chopra in his book, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. His comment was brief and simple, yet much thought must be made for a successful outcome. "Determine what you are best in the world at. Bring it to those needing it the most in the world." If this guideline is followed, can ANYONE not benefit with this WIN-WIN approach?

In a previous life, I was a technical trainer for a major software manufacturer. One day I was asked "Since we evaluate employees on their professionalism, it would be helpful if we could define what professionalism means." This posting is the first part of the training that I developed. Let me know how you feel about it. Professionalism. What does it mean to be a professional? Let's start with the first point that I think demonstrate a professional attitude.... Professionals show up. Show up? Is that it? Well, it is a start. When I say show up, I really mean... 1. Professionals show up on time * Professionals understand that everyone's time is import, and that persons or organizations being served by professionals trust that their time is valued. 2. Professionals show up prepared * Preparing helps you achieve item 1 above and items 3 and 4 below. 3. Professionals show up in a frame of mind appropriate to the professional task * Leave... read more

I am eager to get connected with students on WyzAnt. My specialty is career planning and coaching. I have over 20 years in the community college system and have worked with hundreds of individuals who were returning to college, changing careers, or starting college for the first time. My experience has taught me that having a career/life plan is important and knowing your interests and passions keeps you motivated and on track. Instead of throwing your money away on various poorly thought out educational pursuits, is it important to first take some time with a guide or coach to work out what I call- Your Path with Heart. Setting up an educational, work, family plan creates the maximum chances for success. Also a coach/tutor can save you money on bad class choices, poor study skills, and lack of focused motivation. If you are in need of a tutor/coach/ guide, please do contact me through WyzAnt. Thanks.

In today's ever changing market, one has to stay ahead of the game. It is critical to create new ideas to stay positive with yourself because one can become stagnant. I like to give jewels, not the kind you wear, but good sound advice. How does this happen? Well I consider myself a resourceful person. There are numerous opportunities, one just has to be creative. I take whatever skills I have and incorporate them into a marketable skill set. In the past I have taught individuals in my neighborhood how to be resourceful. One young lady was lacking some reading and comprehension skills that prevented her from getting a promotion on her job. I told her to do some research about the company and to seek what benefits were available and what steps she had to take to apply. Well she learned the company offered tuition assistance as well as training and development career courses. One year later she completed her associate's degree and was promoted into a higher paying position. Now she has... read more

P-value (probability value) in statistical hypothesis testing may be hard to understand at times. The best way to understand it is as follow. First one needs to understand that in science the goal is to prove that there are no differences between two (or more) sets of data (for example series of parametric numbers derived or collected about individuals, instruments, or other behaving or sizable objects). Let us imagine two groups with 10 individuals in each group. And we have collected temperature from each person in both groups. One group received aspirin before measurement and the other, the control group, received a placebo (inert tablet). Our goal was to prove that there would be no difference between the two groups (proving the null hypothesis that Aspirin has no effect on temperature). The P-Value is the probability that the result we obtained (i.e. the difference between the two groups in terms of their temperature as a function of Aspirin) is not merely due to... read more

Funny how the education world has a lot of valid claims that business methods in education just “miss the mark.” Funny how business discredits education as a sound practice with such claims that education is “continuously so inefficient or ineffective.” Over the last ten years, I have heard statements like this. Generally, these statements are made when one of these entities is imposing itself on the other. Working for both, here is what I have seen. Education is a business. The reality of new economies, imposed requirements, and an ever burgeoning budget system has exposed one of the greatest weaknesses education has – it does not run efficiently. In the last few years, we will hear about the greatest cuts we have ever seen in education. With that, education will be forced – much in the way business has been forced by a shrinking economy for hundreds of years – to evolve. So, unfortunately my dear education, if you do not embrace business principles in how you get things done,... read more

Tutoring is expensive. But, there are several factors that relate to cost besides here-and-now price. It is the ultimate (sometimes long-term) bottom line that you need to calculate to determine if hiring a tutor is cost effective. But, what does "cost effective" mean? One way of looking at the term "cost effective" is to determine if the value you receive in return for your investment is larger than the investment. For example, if tutoring sessions cost you $100, but you passed an employment test that allowed you to earn an extra $0.50 per hour; then you would see the return for the money that you paid for the tutoring in less than two weeks (based upon your increased hourly rate of pay). Tutoring with that kind of pay back would be cost effective, and the monetary benefit would be easy to calculate. Other pay backs for tutoring might not be as easy to calculate, but equally substantial. For example, if tutoring costs you $200 but enables you to increase... read more

Most write some peripheral thoughts about leadership, beliefs and personal philosophy, discuss it with immediate subordinates and talk about implementing into their organization. But talking about it and modeling it are two different philosophies. Modeling requires a change in the way we think. It requires a strong leader to actually have a strong self-awareness and a strong sense of self. To become a leader means to become a change agent. While at a particular healthcare organization, I was able to implement a leadership framework that was inherently sold to the c-suite by the mere response I was achieving. The need from the people - the employees - was so loud that it permeated through the office hallways and at the water cooler. To learn more about leadership and how to become an effective change agent, you will want to speak with me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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