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I like to get to know my students and find out what they like to do for fun. Then I relate that to what we are studying. I make up games to help the information stick. And speaking of sticking...I LOVE to use Post-Its! They make everything bright and we are able to use color association for certain parts of the lesson. Music always helps, so I find some classical Mozart to get the "brain... read more

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This is advice that I always give to my students for the in-person classes that I teach. In order to excel in any subject that one is learning, it is important that you do the following: Go to class every day. Missing classes (whether they are in-person or online) is missing opportunities to learn! Do your homework. Complete the assignments that you are given. Instructors give... read more

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Success is not final Failure is not fatal It is the courage to continue that counts -Winston Churchill As a child I dreamed the American dream… to grow up, be married, wanted a dog, a house, and a fantastic corporate job. Disney movies aided in this optimistic view of the future. As a teenager, I searched for my “independence” and aimed for getting into a good college... read more

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As a student, many lessons were deeply instilled in me that have carried far beyond the classroom. I have come up with five tips to help you succeed inside the classroom and in the outside world.   1. Get Organized This is crucial. Number one has to be the first step for a reason. Without organization and planning, it is very difficult to stay on track and accomplish your goals... read more

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I remember going to school and feeling like something was wrong with me because I was good at mathematics. Especially, since nearly every teacher felt the need to re-iterate how girls were not as good at mathematics as boys based on what ever random statistics at the time.   However, I excelled and kept going. I got a degree in mathematics. So, what made me different from all the... read more

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In the survey about the usefulness of the WyzAnt Rewards Program, I chose "Yes," that it is useful. So far I have not changed my behavior because of this program, but I think that there are those people who might work harder to get a tee-shirt of an extra bonus amount of money. So why did I select "Yes" regarding the program, even if it does not affect me?   Everything... read more

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Tutoring students for several years, I have realized that the relationship my students have with their parents plays a major role in their success with me and in school. I find that parents who are supportive, yet assertive and set clear boundaries and expectations of success for their children, breed motivation in their children's educational work. Parents certainly need to be assertive and care... read more

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Y'know what makes me proud? To see a former student of mine listing his services here on Wyzant! Reading the enthusiastic things he has to say about science strains my vest buttons!    That's not competition; that's satisfaction with a job well done.

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Hello! I wanted to share something with everybody which seems obvious to me, but I'm not sure everyone is on the same page. Have you ever had a terribly boring school teacher? I bet you have because we all have at some point! It doesn’t mean that these teachers are all uneducated in their subject, (although they might be…) it just means that either: A. They aren’t... read more

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I am a proud teacher! A student of mine, around my age, is an artist who wanted to learn basic computer skills. She learned how to find the pictures of her art on her computer. She learned how to sign up to websites, safely. She learned how to attach files to her email, and how to upload them to a website. She went ahead and created an artist profile on Zatista. Two... read more

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From an article I wrote for ' The Alternative' last year:   Have you ever considered a world where you couldn’t read? Not just books or newspapers, but menus, the labels on your medicine bottle, signs, subtitles or even the latest issue of your favourite magazine. Words permeate the world we live in. As a special educator, I started working with children who have learning difficulties... read more

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I can't think of many things more rewarding than getting a call from a student only to be informed she finished the year with an A in math!!! Bittersweet of course . . .as she no longer needs me, but so fulfilling to know I played a role in her success. What do you do when you help a student reach their goal?

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So, I just surpassed the first five hour mark.  Rather easily, I might add.  I was working with a student, getting ready for finals in College Algebra.  He took his final on Friday, so fingers crossed he does well.   Looking forward to more tutoring opportunities through Wyzant.   Don't be afraid to personally message me through Wyzant for tutoring.  It is... read more

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Of all the important academic exercises, none are as critical to your success as routine reading. Throughout your education, teachers will assign mounds of textbook reading in social studies, English, the sciences, and beyond. While it is imperative that you take your assignments seriously and blast through your requisite reading, that is simply the bare minimum. Your eventual goal should be to... read more

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The world is changing faster than ever before. This is both exciting and nerve racking. It's exciting for the people who have the skill set to take advantage of any environment. On the other hand, it's concerning for people who only focus on their major in school or their current industry and don't focus on building transferable skills. Many employers today would rather hire and work with someone... read more

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Hi, So, obviously I'm new on here and want to hit the ground running.   ...Electrical Engineering student at UTC...   I have tutored students, whether it be classmates, college kids, or adults, since about 6th or 7th grade.  My mother and grandmother are both teachers, and our family jokes that we all walk out of the womb carrying a laser pointer and wearing glasses.   I... read more

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Assumptions make up the basic fabric of Mathematics.  Every problem in mathematics makes assumptions.   As a student, when you see a problem on a test or in homework, the first thing you need to do is figure out what assumptions the question writer has in mind.  It may be that a problem has multiple solutions, and knowing the assumptions will allow you a better chance to... read more

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     Being a mentor means practicing patience and having an immense amount of responsibility. A mentor is someone that others can look up to and set an example from. Growing up, I often found mentors in my teachers. My favorite was a high school English teacher who taught me about creativity and was supportive of diversity and the unique qualities in each of his students. I will... read more

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The 10 year boy seemed to be struggling in school. He was a social student and enjoyed being with his friends. He was struggling in school. His parents were struggling with solutions to helping their son improve his academics and behavior in class.   The boy and his family were out to dinner with a friend. He was a psychologist and had some deep insight into the characteristics... read more

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A key aspect I work on with each college applicant is applying for scholarships. Untold millions are set aside very year to give to students of all types to pay for college. Contrary to popular belief, money is out there for students of all kinds, regardless of ethnicity, family income, or academic achievement. The money is scattered about and I streamline the process, consolidate your scholarship... read more

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