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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... read more

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When teachers allow you cheat sheets for math tests, in addition to writing down formulas, I recommend writing out examples of problems you don't easily remember the steps to. Whatever you think you'll have trouble recalling during the test, write it down. Sometimes the examples you write down are very similar to questions on the test, which will significantly help you recreate the answers. Also,... read more

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Here are some helpful tips to help master your math class. Some of these tips are very simple, but I guarantee you they will help! 1. Always use a pencil. We make a lot of mistakes when we're learning something new. Most of the mistakes are very minor so it's always good to do everything in pencil. 2. Do as much as your calculations by hand on the same paper as your homework. Calculators... read more

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“Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” In Math subjects the Math Order of Operations is very important to solve the problem correctly. The phrase listed above is an easy way to remember the correct Math Order of Operations: Please = P = Parenthesis Excuse = E = Exponent My = M = Multiplication Dear = D = Division Aunt = A = Addition Sally = S = Subtraction I tutor... read more

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Hello all you bloggers out there, Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Lorton and I am a graduate of Brooklyn College where I did my masters degree in math education. Prior to this I had completed my bachelors degree at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, the island and not Jamaica Queens. "Yea man, Jamaica... no problem man." I specialize in math but if anyone of... read more

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I assign my students homework to be completed before our next session. The homework is usually specific and focuses on filling any gaps in their knowledge I discover during the previous session(s). I verify the gap is gone by thorough questioning and testing. By doing this, I help my students develop confidence, competence, and mastery of the subject so they may avoid a "train wreck"... read more

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Hello everyone, I've been a bit lagging on blogging, but it's for good reasons. So many of you have been so productive this summer that you have me running circles to keep your lessons in order! It's a lot of work but I love my job. It's so great to see you grow so much in just a few weeks. Remember, not everyone advances at the same pace in every topic but you are unique and must embrace... read more

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We did it again! All the students whom I have tutored for both regular academics and for the NYS ELA and Mathematics, have passed their exams. Some are moving up to the next grades, and others have received achievement awards. It is such a great feeling when the results of dedication from the parents, hard work from the students and myself, produce such a wonderful accomplishment. I am taking... read more

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I am always writing about a proud moment I experience while tutoring a student or students. Well this time the proud moment is about a new student through WyzAnt, whom I am tutoring. The first day that I met her, she looked so exasperated and overwhelmed. I told her not to worry, I was going to put some materials together and with hard work she will see improvement. So we spent two hours of practicing... read more

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Yesterday was a long but great and productive day. I conducted a 4 hour ELA and Math Preperatory from 9am - 1pm for grade 3 & 4. At 1:30pm - 5:30pm was the next session for grade 5, 6 & 7. After each test, my friend Dona and I would look at the areas of concern for each child and try to help them improve. If the student had all right or very close then that student would proceed to the... read more

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Ken B. in Houston, Texas - known as the "Best Little Tutor In Texas" has surpassed another WyzAnt tutoring milestone by going over the 600th tutoring hour for WyzAnt. All subjects in mathematics and science, high school or college, are done by Ken except biology and biochemistry. Ken has now worked with many many students to help them work on their own and be able to do well on homework,... read more

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1.Distinguishing similarities vs. Differences Go over the titles of each lesson and be able to distinguish how they are different and similar. *How was yesterdays homework lesson different than today? *What is the difference between problems in each subsection of your homework? * How is this chapter related to and different from the previous chapter? 2. Be able to explain... read more

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All through my college experience and with all the General Education Requirement classes I took, I NEVER once saw or was told about this Golden Rule in Finance. This is one rule I truly believe we all need to know because it affects our lives tremendously with the decisions that we make. Funny enough, how ironic it is that I was taught how to dissect PIGS and FROGS pursuing an Engineering... read more

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For most people, solving a problem or a question is not difficult if they have a model to follow and the correct data to plug into the model. Take one of the most basic functions, paying for something at a cash register. If the cashier tells you the Happy Meal costs (with tax) $4.23, and you hand the cashier a $10.00 bill, I suspect that most cashiers will give and most people will expect their... read more

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Ken B in Houston, Texas, better known as "The Best Little Tutor In Texas" has just surpassed the 500th hour of tutoring for WyzAnt. For any subject or combination of subjects dealing with mathematics, chemistry, physics, computers, and computer programming, he is the one-man-source. His diversified expertise and ability to simplify complex subject for students makes him a par-excellent... read more

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I have been tutoring for, at least, ten years. I lecture as litlle as possible. Before teaching the student a way of solving a given problem, I let him try to solve it by any means they can come up with. The objective is to make them think and struggle a litlle so that once I show them an easy technique to do so, they will see how easy it makes things. Ultimately, they will be eager to learn it... read more

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