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Proficient tutoring for good success is packaged to help students learn the concepts and techniques required to improve grades, reasoning tests and achieve good success in life endeavors. For the students who are preparing to pass exams, write thesis and dissertations must be ready to face challenges and go beyond the normal and old school techniques. To others who regard the subject to be so difficult and confusing must change their mind set towards possibility with a step by step approach to solving problems. The goal of my proficient tutoring is to help students improves their grade levels, pass exams in flying colors and defend thesis/dissertations with confidence. A proficient tutoring for good success provides the best skills and techniques to students so that, they can understand better on how to solve problems through a step by step approach at minimum cost towards a sustainable development in Education. The goal of proficient tutoring can be achieved with the... read more

I have not blogg'ed in quite some time, but I felt the need to do so this morning.    As the school year wraps up, I can look back at the last few months and see just how much of a positive impact tutoring has had on my clients.Whether my students were looking to increase their confidence in a particular subject area or just pass a final exam, each one of them has benefited from that one-on-one attention.  Private tutoring is a service that simply can not be matched.     It is very rare that a student receive the complete attention of his or her classroom teacher for a full hour a day, let a lone an hour and a half - or two hours!  Tutor time is invaluable!

I just tutored my very first Online tutoring session.   No, please don't get me wrong.  I've done plenty of tutoring!   I've tutored 14 and 16 hour-days straight helping students prepare for their final exams, and I've gained, in my best reasonable approximation, well over 10,000 hours of experience tutoring.  Because I used to do it full time!  And now I am again. Part-time full-time.  :)   However, I had never wanted to leap that big hurdle of creating my own platform or set-up to do online tutoring!  it just felt like so much to trouble-shoot and research, and... frankly, as a working mother with 3 children and volunteer positions, it just had never felt like the direction to be putting my time!   Maybe it would have been worth it in the end.  I don't know.   But I am so happy!!  Because WyzAnt now offers a great online tutoring platform.  (Plus, they do the majority of my marketing... read more

If you are in a profession where you must analyze data to turn it to information; or if you do such at home or at school Excel is the application for you. But sometime trying to learn Excel on your own, even with books, can be difficult. That's why an experienced tutor can be valuable, by offering you real world examples of using Excel, while providing basic and intermediate lessons on the application features. Understanding the Excel Object Model is fundamental to understanding Excel’s structure and the relationship of these objects to each other. But understanding the tabs/ribbons are key to understanding and knowing where to find and how to apply features, setting, properties to Excel objects. Formulas are what make spreadsheets worth-while. Formulas and built-in Functions bring Excel alive. When Excel is alive with formulas, functions, and code there are wonders to be observed while creating information from raw data. That is the real purpose of Excel, to store... read more

While it's always good to look back and survey your work (I recently looked back at some school projects I did in 2001-2003 and thought of all the things I would have changed if I were to do it today), the extent to which the film industry is 'rehashing' the past is a little bit different. I've heard a lot of people complain that 'we are in the era of remakes.' It's not only remakes, it's sequels to long-dead films that probably should not have a sequel. The Terminator series has about run its course, and yet there was a 4th and a 5th installment in the franchise coming. Spider-Man'was rehashed after the Tobey McGuire and James Franco trilogy for two additional films that rebooted the series, and now it's being rehashed AGAIN in 2017 (I don't know the specifics but my friend Jim is an encyclopedia of comic book knowledge). I'm also not really looking forward to the new Star Wars' films, ANOTHER film based around Wolverine from the X-Men; it's getting to the point... read more

The biggest question I receive on a daily basis from Students seeking to learn the Arabic language is: "What dialect of Arabic should I learn?"   It is a very valid and great question to ask. As a native Arabic speaker and being born in Jordan, I can simply answer your concern with three letters, ready? Here they are: (MSA) Do you know what MSA is? No a simple Google search wouldn't do you any favors, you will have more questions and you will eventually circle back to your original dialect confusion.   Contact me to discuss in details, I can explain the difference, and I can be your Full Time, or Part Time Tutor in this specific subject!     Till next time gang, Faris

The biggest question I receive on a daily basis from Students seeking to learn the Arabic language is: "What dialect of Arabic should I learn?"   It is a very valid and great question to ask. As a native Arabic speaker and being born in Jordan, I can simply answer your concern with three letters, ready? Here they are: (MSA) Do you know what MSA is? No a simple Google search wouldn't do you any favors, you will have more questions and you will eventually circle back to your original dialect confusion.   Contact me to discuss in details, I can explain the difference, and I can be your Full Time, or Part Time Tutor in this specific subject!     Till next time gang, Faris

Making the Learning Fun and Engaging is incredibly important for students and something I highly value.  The top 5 ways that I do this:   I create songs and rhymes that help students remember important information.   I use electronic flashcards and games.   I create kinesthetic activities/movement to help lock the information in their memories.   I enjoy making students laugh.   I make connections to their interests, experiences and current events.

About Java programs, it is very important to keep in mind the following points. Case Sensitivity – Java is case sensitive, which means identifier Hello and hello would have different meaning in Java. Class Names – For all class names the first letter should be in Upper Case.If several words are used to form a name of the class, use camel-casing.Example class FirstJavaClass Method Names – All method names should start with a Lower Case letter.If several words are used to form the name of the method, use camel-casing.Example public void TheMethodName() Program File Name – Name of the program file should exactly match the class name.When saving the file, you should save it using the class name and append ‘.java’ to the end of the name (if the file name and the class name do not match your program will not compile). Example: Assume ‘MyFirstJavaClass’ is the class name. Then the file should be saved as ‘MyFirstJavaClass.java’ public static void main(String args[])... read more

Java SE is freely available from the link Download Java. So you download a version based on your operating system. Follow the instructions to download java and run the file to install Java on your machine. Once you installed Java on your machine, you can download the most popular Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. Once you run the file and the IDE is installed, create a shortcut for that on the desktop so that it will be easily accessible later. After creating a shortcut, you are all set to create your first Java program.

Java is: Object Oriented: In Java, everything is an Object. Java can be easily extended since it is based on the Object model. Platform independent: When Java is compiled, it is not compiled into platform specific machine, rather into platform independent byte code. This byte code is distributed over the web and interpreted by virtual Machine (JVM) on whichever platform it is being run. Simple: Java is designed to be easy to learn. If you understand the basic concept of OOP Java would be easy to master. Secure: With Java’s secure feature it enables to develop virus-free, tamper-free systems. Authentication techniques are based on public-key encryption. Powerful: Java makes an effort to eliminate error-prone situations by emphasizing mainly on compile-time error checking and runtime checking. Multithreaded: With Java’s multithreaded feature it is possible to write programs that can do many tasks simultaneously. This design feature allows programmers to... read more

1.  Association I: Symbol-Sound // Visual Flash-Card Phonogram Drill   i. Translating seen symbols into articulated sounds: This two-part drill feature is the first formal segment in all O-G lessons. As a diagnostic tool this segment is used initially to determine letter names and sounds the student does not yet know. As a prescriptive tool the resulting diagnostic conclusion serves as a basis for specific points of emphasis determining scope and sequence to follow.   ii. As a warm-up and review at start of every lesson consisting of letters and sounds already taught: The process of learning to read goes from symbol to sound, thus symbol recognition must be the first drill segment engaged for instructional emphasis. Inclusion at the start of an O-G lesson plan provides the basic foundation for the remaining lesson plan.   This Visual Flash-Card Phonogram Drill develops students' decoding ability through the constant random repetitive visual... read more

/ck/   /ch/ /tch/ /ge/ /dge/    1.  The letters /ck/ represent the speech sound /k/ after a single, short vowel (as in nickel) and at the end of one-syllable words (Ex: back, rock, neck, stuck).   2.  The speech sound /ch/ is represented by the consonant digraph /ch/ and tri-graph /tch/. The spelling /ch/ is used after a vowel team or another consonant. (Ex: beech, bench, touch, bleach), and   The spelling /tch/ is used after a single, short vowel. (Ex: hatch, fetch, pitch, botch, clutch).   3.  Using the grapheme /j/ is not a spelling option for the speech sound /j/ at the end of one-syllable words but may be spelled with either /ge/ or /dge/.   English uses /dge/ after a single, short vowel; the extra consonant protection of d, prevents the final letter e from causing the first vowel from saying its long vowel name (badge, nudge vs. wage, huge)...

Hi friends!   I have been tutoring with Wyzant for about 2 months and thought it was about time to make my first blog post! To quickly introduce my teaching background, through high school and college, I have a combined 8+ years of experience tutoring science, math and reading. During high school, I worked as a math and reading teacher for students aged 4-12 at Kumon Learning Center in Coppell as well as provided private tutoring sessions. Subsequently, during college, I volunteered to tutor at both the Boys and Girls Club of America and Baylor University's (Sic 'Em) elementary outreach program. Through these experiences, I learned that in order to successfully teach younger age groups, I must always answer the pertinent question: WHY? Children need to understand the backbone of subjects in order to increase curiosity and enjoyment of learning. At that age, learning can be daunting if not presented as something new and exciting. As an avid learner, I aim to spark... read more

There are three major rules in English for adding suffixes to base words:   the doubling rule (hopped),   the drop –e rule (hoped), and   the change y to i rule (studied).   The doubling rule, also known as the: 1-1-1 rule is applied as follows:   Monosyllabic    RULES FOR ADDING SUFFIXES   1. Words of one syllable 2. Ending in one consonant 3. Immediately preceded by one vowel   Double the consonant before a suffix vowel (-ing, -ed), but not before a suffix consonant (-tion).   Words having more than one consonant after the vowel do not double.   Words with a tense (long) silent e vowel drop the e before adding –ing or –ed with no doubling of consonant.   EXAMPLES:     1-1-1 Words - doubling   run running stop stopping trip tripping    1-1-2 WORDS – no doubling   drink... read more

i. (cl) Closed Syllable (13 variations)   A closed syllable ends with a consonant. The vowel sound immediately before the final consonant is usually a short sound.     EX: Division Patterns Introduced: Level 1   vc ----- (at, red, ship, dish, desk) vc/cv ----- (nap/kin, rab/bit) vc/vc-e ----- (in/hale, com/pen/sate)   EX: Division Patterns Introduced: Level 2   vc/cv ----- (rab/bit) vc/ccv ----- (lob/ster) vcc//cv ----- (pump/kin) vcc/ccv ----- (back/ground)   EX: Division Patterns Introduced: Level 3   vc/v ----- (rob/in)   ii. (vc-e) Vowel-Consonant-Silent e   Syllable Introduced: Level 1   The final e is silent in a vc-e syllable.   The silent e at the end of the syllable makes the vowel long.   EX: (ape, safe, pane, scale, slate, shade, complete, textile, note, mule).   iii. (o)... read more

Students who learn the six major syllable types and their corresponding division patterns will possess one more important strategy in their arsenal of decoding tools, especially valuable to help students read multisyllabic words. Although syllables are considered to be units of speech – not writing, grammar or structure, difficulty in their analysis for writing/spelling purposes results from confusion of their boundaries or division patterns.   I have experienced this personally and know the profound frustration that comes with it! Knowing syllable types and where to apply segmentation reduces confusion while increasing decoding efficiency.   Students have less difficulty hearing syllabic divisions than in recognizing their written counterparts. Knowing the alternatives for dividing words into syllables including the action of chopping, scooping, saying the syllable word part, then putting the parts together as a whole provides students with another strategy... read more

1.  Use technology! There are countless tools available that can help you succeed.  My favorites include the Read and Write Gold software program from Text Help and the Livescribe pen.  I love introducing new technology to students to assist in their academic success   2.  Get creative! Everyone learns differently and at their own pace.  Get to know how you learn best by trying out different methods.  I think it is very important that as an educator I can assist you in identifying your needs and creating interactive ways to help you learn!   3.  Teach the teacher! Instead of the traditional lecture based lessons, I think it is extremely important to maintain an interactive learning environment.  I encourage my students to explain to me their thinking process and show me what they've learned in every session.   4.  Edit the lesson! It is very helpful to edit lessons so that you are able... read more

I am new to WyzAnt, but not new to tutoring. I have been working with students, from preschool through adulthood, for more than 15 years. I have taught in the preschool setting and tutored elementary school students while I was in college. I also tutored my fellow classmates all throughout my high school and college careers. Now, I am working with anyone who wants help learning. I love learning and I love people, and I am excited that I can use the WyzAnt platform to work with students and parents.

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