I was asked this question recently by several mothers about which book (singular, not plural) they should get for their sons for their upcoming tests. To both of them I replied: "Get the Princeton Review edition of the book." And while I believe this to be the CORRECT answer, this answer unfortunately is misleading because what I actually want to say is, "Get ALL editions of the...
SAT Practice Test: minimal square and cube values of ungiven numbers + final test results (9 of 10 correct = 90%)
SAT Practice Test: partial physics - object that bounces the same fraction of every previous bounce
Test taking with math topics takes practice, practice, practice. The best way to improve your scores in an inexpensive way is to practice problems. Open a math book and do the odd exercises with the answers in the back of the book to check your work. There are practice tests for free online: Google math test prep, or other similar titles. Tutors can help too, but only if you want to work hard...
Summertime ... swimming, reading, barbeques, hanging with friends. Summer jobs and going out after work. Yet for some, schoolwork and studying are a big part of our summer agenda.
No matter what time of year you are studying, it is crucial to know when to stop and take a break. Forcing your attention past your limit will not be productive. If you can't summarize what you just read, you have...
Summer is here for many Bay Area families, and for those with kids entering high school or even middle school, now can be a great time to get a head start on SAT practice. OK, sure, it's also a good time for water slides, beaches, friends, and all the things that make summer wonderful, but an hour or two spent getting familiar with test question format now can give your student an extra boost...
Summer is a good time to prep for the ACT. The pace can be regular but relaxed, there's time to cover all subject areas, and practice tests can be spaced out. You can get results from the September ACT just in time for most early decisions!
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Sundays are days to be lazy, to hang out with friends, to read books or swim in pools or play outside. Today is an exceptionally hot Sunday in early June. Since I got up, I've been holed up in my home office, working on tutoring. Even though I've spent the past nine or so hours (with breaks for shrimp tacos, diet Coke, and ice cream) working, I haven't actually had any students today. I realized...
Flash cards -- highlighting -- writing down definitions. Do you do all that and still have low test scores? Often, straight memorization is not enough to really learn the subject well.
For example, in biology you may learn that proteins are formed from peptide chains. You may also learn that a polymer is a chemical compound that has repeated units. But if an exam question refers to a "polypeptide,"...
School is finally over. You are looking forward to some well earned rest and relaxation. You are not focused on the fall PSAT and the spring SAT and ACT.
The summer before your junior year is the time to start preparing for the SAT and ACT. It is important to recognize that the single greatest advantage to early preparation is the repetitive nature of SAT and ACT questioning...
Some students forget their skills and knowledge of subjects during the summer because they do not practice and receive tutoring.
Other students maintain or increase their skill and knowledge during the summer by practicing and receiving tutoring on their subjects(s).
To help maintain skill and knowledge level, many parents and students are having me provide tutoring during the summer for...
It is no surprise that students lose some of their edge for education over the summer. After all the saying goes, "if you don't use it, you lose it."
Summer is a great time to prepare students for the next school year. Tutoring can provide a means to not only stop the loss but also allow students to gain valuable skills for the next year. Imagine the edge your student could have...
For anyone who needs a quick review for Finals, just email me. I can come in and in a few hours cover an entire semesters worth of material. I know how to direct students and teach them the necessary tricks and problem solving skills for each course at every level, whether it be elementary, middle school, high school, or college.