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Summer break is on its way for many students. For most kids, summer is a time to relax and try not to think about school for a few months. Unfortunately kids have a difficult time retaining what they have learned, so teachers have to start over at the beginning of the following school year. That is where summer tutoring comes in. If a student has fallen behind through the school year, summer is a great time to catch up. If a student is already doing well, but would like more in-depth study in reading or writing, summer is a great time to get ahead. I am just beginning to tutor students in English (reading, writing, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and proofreading) and look forward to helping others love the English language as much as I do. So if you are a parent whose child needs help in language arts, or if you are an older student who needs help with literature and writing papers, I would love to work with you! As an incentive, I am offering a limited-time discounted... read more

Hi WyzAnt readers, I'd love to start blogging my tutoring experiences. This is to keep a record for myself, my students, and other teachers and people of interest. I am here on WyzAnt to get experience teaching students of all ages in as many subjects as possible. I love reading, writing, and literary subjects. I have been a student for 22 years, and after finishing my degree in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University, I am interested in giving back to the community. I have had minimal experience helping friends with editing their papers or talking them through situations, but tutoring one-on-one is new for me! I appreciate all feedback and critique so I can produce the best results for my students. My first session with N was excellent! N is a special needs student-adult in need of help organizing thoughts from mind to paper. Isn't it easy to think or talk about something, but sometimes that same subject proves difficult once trying to really express it? All writers can... read more

Do you wait until the LAST MINUTE to complete that all important paper that was assigned to you a while back and you have put it off until the last minute? No worries, as I am here to proofread and edit your paper and send it back, ready to be printed and turned in. I know that when I was in college, I had so many things going on, including working two jobs, and student teaching, that quite often I was pulling an "all nighter" in order to get a paper turned in on time. You can send your paper to me, and I can go over it with a fine tooth comb and send it back to you in time to print it and turn it in on time. So, if this is something you are interested in, send me a message and let me know your circumstance (when the paper is due, what the assignment topic is, etc.) and I will work my schedule so that I can have your paper back to you in time. I just did this for a young lady yesterday, and it worked out well for us both. I will be sure to check my account several times a... read more

This afternoon, I found myself writing to one of my ESL students: ______________________ Hello, XXXXXX--- I am imagining you and your dog having a fine time at the cabin as I write this. I bet you are in the cabin as well. In the first sentence at the cabin is correct, just as you would say "I am at home" rather than in home. It would also be correct to say "I'm in the house" rather than outside in the yard. When you are at home, the yard is included. When you are in the house, the yard is excluded. With cabin, the same word is used both ways. When you are at the cabin, the exterior property is included, but when you are in the cabin, it is excluded. By the way, while you might be in your yard, you would be on your property. ______________________ Preposition problems are common to all but the most advanced English language learners, including many native speakers. After sending my student this email, I realized the word office... read more

Wow!!!!!!! I just cannot believe that Spring Break is almost here!!!!!! Ready...Set...WRITE!!!!!!! Yeah, you heard right! WRITE!!!!!! It's great practice and will strengthen not just your writing skills, but also your reading and grammatical skills. Write about anything - places you visited, people you met - maybe even a Spring Break crush! Write a poem or collection of poems, or keep a journal where you can write and draw - HAVE FUN WITH IT! Writing is not just a job...IT'S AN ADVENTURE!!!!!!!!!!

I am just starting as a tutor with WyzAnt. However, I have 18 years of experience as a high school English teacher. I have also taught and facilitated writing courses for adults. I am a National Board Certified teacher and a public school teacher in North Carolina. I hope to work with students in all areas of English/language arts. I can't wait to get started! Please click the link to my information: http://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/NC/Raleigh/7918068/#ref=1RINDC

Hi everyone! I am waiting for my first customer I would love to be the one helping your loved one succeed and reach their full potential! I have great flexibility as I am transitioning into becoming a stay at home mom and working as a private ABA therapist and BCBA. I have a true passion for helping those with special needs and I love blending my two favorite fields---psychology and education. I would enjoy the opportunity to show you all my capabilities! Give me the chance and I won't disappoint. I am friendly, patient and encouraging! I believe everyone is capable and there is hope for all...we just need the confidence, support and understanding that we all work at our own pace.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." (William Butler Yeats) I am new to WyzAnt.com. I am a recent Johnson State College graduate. I majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in math. I recently completed my second practicum at Georgia Elementary School with a classroom of 20 4th grade students. Before that I completed my first practicum at Jericho Elementary School with a classroom of 13 2nd grade students. I currently substitute at the Georgia Elementary and Middle School, as well as, tutor three 4th grade students, two days per week, in math and occasionally in other subjects. I thoroughly enjoy working with k-6 students, their curiosity and enthusiasm are amazing and exhilarating. I welcome the chance to create a spark and light a fire of enjoyment and curiosity to your child's learning experience. Janice B.

When I started this post all I had in front of me was a blank white screen and a blinking cursor. Maybe you know the experience. Maybe you have a report due for school or work, and now that you put it off as long as possible, it is time to sit down and write. Dread washes over the inexperienced writer like waves on a beach. "What should I write about?", "How do I start?", "I'm going to fail this class!" Been there, done that. Here's some free help: The best way to start writing is just to...start writing! Let's say your paper is on the life of American author Henry David Thoreau. What should your first sentence be when you sit down to write? How about, "Today I went to Wal-Mart and bought groceries." Yes, that's it! Are you going to include that first thought in your final paper? No way! But the point is, don't be afraid to just start typing whatever comes to your mind. Just get your creative juices flowing. Write now, edit later. Let your... read more

We've all been to that point, we have a class that has that major, all-out, super important, report to right. You know, the one that can bring your grade up or down a letter grade. If you're like those that I've had classes with, the first thing you begin to stress and worry. Well worry no more. Writing papers can be a breeze, if you remember these guidelines: 1) In most cases, you have the choice of what you'll be writing about. Make sure you choose a topic which you are interested in, not just the one that seems easy. This will make the research fun for you--you'll enjoy the learning - and you'll write a fuller paper. 2) When you begin, write 1st, edit later. Write all you can, and then do a full edit of your work afterwards. When you're editing, make sure you read aloud to yourself, you can catch more errors that way. Even if you read mentally, you may not catch all errors, like the one I made in the first sentence of this blog. You see it? (Write not right). 3) Most... read more

Wow! I can't believe I'm opening a tutoring business. Well, it's to serve the community but it's also to empower me as an independent contractor. Hopefully I'll be working from home, but if there's a need out there, requiring my assistance, I'll be on my way to enlighten people at whatever the outpost it is - within 15 mile radius, though (let's not get carried away here) :)

Elementary Education Tutor K thru Grade 8 Educator License Certification also in Language Arts thru Grade 12 Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education For the last two (2) years, my formal students earned "Star-status" as a result of high-achievement state (Mississippi) test scores! I provide tutoring in Reading Comprehension, skills in which have proven to help raise student state test scores. $65.00/hrly. fee via WyzAnt Other academic areas I tutor include: All Language Arts' subjects grades K-12 History (American and World) Grammar Vocabulary Test Preparation Writing Proofreading I also teach/tutor students having Down Syndrome (pre-school through second grade).

As an English and writing tutor, I humbly confess that sometimes I mix up words. A couple that have tripped me up in the past are “epigram” and “epitaph.” What’s the difference? For the main definitions, let’s turn to my trusty sidekick, Dictionary.com: ep·i·gram –noun 1. any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed. ep·i·taph –noun 1. a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site. 2. a brief poem or other writing in praise of a deceased person. To remember the difference, think: “t” for “tomb” (epiTaph) or “ph” for “phantom” (epitaPH). Many authors, Jodi Picoult especially, like to use epigrams in their novels (an epiGRam is “good writing”). Since you probably spend more time reading popular fiction than wandering around graveyards, you’re more likely to come across an epigram. The subject of this blog is how to effectively use an epigram in your academic writing. We’ve all been faced... read more

Hello students and fellow tutors! In my first blog, I just wanted to introduce myself and give you all a little background on who I am and why I have become a tutor... Growing up in Pensacola, Florida, I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. It's in the blood - my mother, aunts, and cousins were all teachers and I knew that I wanted to follow in their footsteps. So, after graduating high school, I attended Florida State University and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education. During my time at F.S.U., I was a part-time gymnastics coach and I participated in several unpaid teaching internships to gain experience working with kids from a variety of age groups. I discovered during that time that the age group that I enjoy working with the most is the middle school adolescent age group, though I will work with students of any age. I also earned my Florida teaching certificate which certified me to teach English to students grades 6 through 12 as... read more

You spent hours putting your essay together. However, you cannot stop there! Now you must edit your essay. Here are some basic tips to ensure that your essay is the best you can make it. Check your essay for form. Have you indented the paragraphs and used proper spacing? Make sure you have used enough paragraphs to support your thesis statement. Ideally, you should have at least five paragraphs - an introduction, three paragraphs that each deal with a supporting point and a conclusion. Locate errors in spelling and grammar. You can use the spell check in your word processor when you're editing, but make sure the spell checker didn't miss an error. The spell checker often skips synonyms. Check each supporting point in the essay and make sure you have provided enough detail to prove your thesis statement. Add more detail if needed. Check over your essay carefully to be sure you have not repeated ideas. Eliminate repetitions. Show your essay paper to someone... read more

I'm pumped! I just got word that my profile was accepted and is up on the board. I am so ready to start tutoring! I've been doing a lot of research about tutoring; of course I would do research -- it's my specialty! I am an information specialist by profession, a.k.a. a librarian, and a teacher. One of the best things about having a librarian as your tutor is that in the course of a day, we can travel from one side of the world to the other, exploring histories, cultures, and geography. During the same day, we can also work deep inside the earth or deep in outer space studying gyroscopes, geometry, or geophysical patterns. Sometimes we time travel over thousands of years in a single morning, studying ancient civilizations, modern democracies, and everything in-between. There are few topics I haven't explored. What's more, I've helped kids write about everything under the sun -- and on it too. People think we're all about finding stuff, but as a school IS (information specialist),... read more

A semicolon connects two independent but related clauses, or thoughts. When To Use a Semicolon: If the two clauses could stand on their own as two complete sentences. Note: Use sparingly! One a paragraph at absolute most. Too many semicolons can interrupt the flow of an essay. Do Not: Use a semicolon with conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, yet, etc.). CORRECT: My baby sister has cried every night this week; I've hardly slept in days. INCORRECT: I didn't feel like doing my homework; so I went for a jog instead.

I so enjoyed proofreading and advising two Calif State Northridge freshman with their essays. There were four essays in all averaging three pages each. It took three intense hours to accomplish as many corrections had to be made. These freshmen's first language was not English which made the job more complex, but I explained the problems to them as I corrected them. They spoke of us possibly meeting again for future assignments. I told them I'd be delighted.

“We consider these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable writes that among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This statement is the most well known quote of the Declaration of Independence. That document embraces the Enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; the Enlightenment philosophies of “Tableau Rasa,” in the figurative sense as we now know it is applicable, were borne out of the Renaissance philosophy of Humanism in the sense of human beings being born capable of and inclined toward doing great good and being free from inherent evil. Our Nation’s Founding Fathers did not believe that institutions were necessarily corrupt; they believed that people are inherently good, as do I. Furthermore, I believe that history is progressive, as is humanity; moreover, our founding fathers rejected the notion of “Original Sin,” as do I. The Founding Fathers thought... read more

Hi! As you can see my name is Elizabeth, most people call me Liz. I enjoy tutoring and my students enjoy my classes. I have worked in the classroom in private schools and public schools, tutored in tutoring centers, and tutored privately. My knowledge base is wide and includes all the subjects I have listed please many more. When I teach, my time is centered on making the information easy to understand and use. I always spend as much time as possible making sure that my students learn as much as they can as quickly as possible. I believe in many ways to teach as well as many ways to learn. I will find a way that works for the student best. I love teaching and would never dream of doing anything else. What can I do for you?

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