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Recently, I've noticed other tutors asking questions about raising rates and client retention.  Professional tutors learn how to provide this educational service and negotiate payment for services rendered.  This website is great for providing leads and helping a new tutor get started.  Attaining a level of education and specific tutor training will help beginners become effective... read more

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Essay writing can be challenging for young writers.  I have written hundreds of essays.  It's always been a pleasure to receive a grade of A on an essay; however, it is even more enjoyable to receive a direct deposit for a winning scholarship essay!  Yes, it can make all the difference when funding your own education.  There are thousands of scholarship opportunities and most... read more

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One summer I was ambitious and signed up for a condensed Anatomy & Physiology II course.  Having just completed Anatomy & Physiology I and Microbiology during the spring semester, I thought just taking one college course over the summer would be a piece of cake.  How wrong I was!  Learning the major systems of the human body in a full 16 week semester can be challenging... read more

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My first grade student blew me away today. He not only read the word, 'interesting,' all by himself -- but he also knew exactly how many syllables it has!  After a full year tutoring, we have a great connection and each weekly session has its surprises.  I find I learn from my students, just as they learn from me.  Age does not seem to matter, each individual has his or her own... read more

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Now is a great time to pursue your dream.  Why not study what interests you?  It is never too late to make a decision to start a new career.  Perhaps you would like to start a new business?  Being an entrepreneur is great.  There has not been a better time for me to pursue higher education than in this season of life.  Returning to college to complete my education... read more

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Proofreading and editing one's own paper for a high school or college English course can be challenging. Sometimes one just needs a second pair of eyes. A tutor will often see the weaknesses in a writing assignment and point them out to a student. Like any teacher, making red marks on a student's paper doesn't necessarily help a student improve his or her writing skills. Working side by side,... read more

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I am a native English speaking tutor with UCF writing center and multilingual multicultural center work experience.  Originally from Orlando, I have lived in Central Florida for most of my life.  Not only do I know the area, I have varied work experience and a background which enables me to tutor all ages.  My youngest student was a kindergartener and my oldest student was a lawyer... read more

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It's back to school time!  That means it is time to begin scheduling your weekly tutoring appointments now, before the time slots are full!  Please contact me at your earliest convenience for a reserved time slot for the Fall semester. Have a great day!

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Has your son or daughter failed and lost confidence in his/her ability to succeed in school? Hiring a tutor is an important decision. Providing your child with the opportunity for individual one-to-one learning assistance is vital to a young student's success. Re-building confidence is part of a tutor's job. If your child is in need of a patient, encouraging, and caring tutor--please review my... read more

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If you are in the preliminary stage working toward applying for a nursing program, I would love to meet you! I know it is hard work taking the courses you are studying and completing all requirements needed to make your application. Since 2010 I've studied biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, in depth. These are not the easiest subjects to learn, especially if you are returning... read more

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Hi Whitney!  As tutors, we are here to help guide you without doing the homework problems for you.  Have you attempted to factor this trinomial yet?  If you haven't and it is because you aren't sure of the FOIL method, I feel confident that you could get a mini-lesson on the website: ...

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I'm so excited to share with you my experience tutoring a young man. He is just 5 years of age and entered kindergarten in August 2012. Being a lefty posed him a huge problem when he began his handwriting lessons in class. That's when his mom found me on this website! I am blessed to be her son's private tutor and look forward to working with him each week. We began focusing on this bright... read more

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As a tutor, I am thoroughly enjoying this website and the students I work with referred from this site. I am delighted that WyzAnt is requesting tutors to beta-test a new tutoring tool. I hope to begin doing so very soon!

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Accept and except are opposites which could be remembered best by thinking of them like this: A for Accept: meaning Allow E for Except: meaning Exclude Examples of usage: I accept the $100 dollars and will deposit it into my bank account. I will deposit the money I received except for the $100 counterfeit...

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Hi George, There are a couple of ways you can learn the differences between plant and animal cells.  You can set up a comparison grid and list which of the exterior structures (eg. cell wall, cell membrane, flagella/cilia) and interior structures are applicable to each type...

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Most online classes require a minimum of one proctored examination. With the increased risk of academic dishonesty, some instructors and professors require multiple proctored exams. I recently completed a 100% online Introduction to Oceanography course. The professor (of Florida Institute of Technology and BCC) required three proctored exams for the course. These tests included two mid-terms and... read more

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I thoroughly enjoy tutoring subjects that appear in bold print on my profile. As time permits, I will be adding the subjects which are not bolded. As a student or parent seeking a qualified or certified tutor, look for the bold subjects listed on tutor profiles. The non-bolded subjects are those which the tutor is interested in completing the certification exams. During my winter break from college,... read more

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Every parent would like their child to be excited about reading. Children learn through repetition and will often ask a parent to read a favorite bedtime story again. Being a parent can be exhausting, exhilarating and rewarding. Witnessing a child's first attempt to read can be excruciatingly difficult. As parents, we instinctively want to assist our children with everything they do. We read to... read more

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