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10 Social Media Tips for Students to Improve Their College Admission Chances

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About Your Tutor

I am a certified teacher, having taught ACT prep, as well as run my own tutoring business, for eight years. My certification areas are English 6-12 with a reading endorsement, and ESOL endorsement and differentiated learning. I have been trained in AP Lang and Lit. I am also certified in business education.
I primarily tutor in ACT or SAT verbal and science as well as essay. Once students achieve the score they need, they often come back for help in college applications and the corresponding essays.
I also offer homework help, study skills, reading strategies and English, literature and writing tutoring. Additionally, I have had success helping students prepare for AP exams.
Another service I offer is teacher mentoring for struggling and new teachers. I have been certified as a Teacher Leader by my district (in Florida) and by Solution Tree. I now offer these mentoring services primarily when administration sees the potential in a newly hired teacher, but finds they need extra help. I specialize in classroom management, using data to drive instruction, and effective lesson planning.
Please feel free to share my contact information with parents and students. Laura L. Link, Link Private Tutoring, 239-247-2547, laura@linkprivatetutoring. References available.
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When Should I Take the ACT?

Sophomore year? Junior year? Students and parents are always asking me when a college-bound student should take the ACT or the SAT for the first time. The answer in most cases is the September or October administration of a student’s junior year. This allows her to have a baseline to help create a study plan and start looking at colleges. Let’s say Shametria wants to go to LSU and finds on the school’s website that she needs at least a 24 composite to be considered. Her September test is a 19 composite. Now she knows her goal improvement is 5 points. That’s alot, but not impossible. This helps the parents decide if they want to put her in a school-based prep class, a weekend bootcamp, an online prep program or hire a private tutor. In this case, I would also look at the scholarships available should Shametria reach her goal score of 24. This can also help parents decide if tutoring is a reasonable investment. With a needed gain of 5 points, this student would do well to do a prep course in the fall and take the test the second time in January of┬áher junior year. She’s likely to increase 2-3 points from a prep class. Now that she has a solid 21 or 22 under her belt, it’s time to bring in a private tutor to further refine her skills. Ideally, she earns that 24 by June and takes the test a 4th and final time in the fall of her senior year to try to earn a 25, thus giving her a boost on her application to LSU and putting her in the running for even more scholarship money.xfree-graduation-clipart-20-pagespeed-ic-zwnxowbkr5

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Coordinating conjunWHAT?

Knowing how to identify an independent clause versus a dependent clause and knowing how to punctuate a compound and a complex sentence can help you get six or more ACT and SAT and PSAT questions correct. This flows right into knowing comma rules, and when you are confident in how to properly use commas, you will raise your score even higher. Commas, semi-colons, and conjunctions show up often in standardized tests. Real life examples are in the sentences in this post.semicolon

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What’s on the ACT English test?

The ACT English test is 45 minutes long with 75 items. Grammar and Usage makes up 16% of the test, Sentence Structure is 24%, and Punctuation is 13%. The rest of the English test comes under the heading Rhetorical Skills. Strategy (Author’s purpose) makes up 16%, Organization (development, passage structure) is 15% and Style (word choice, tone) is 16%.

I have a proven lesson that I created that teaches the sentence structure and punctuation portions and covers about 30% of the items on the test. This is just one of the lessons your student will master in a 1.5 hour session with me.

We can do Skype and in-person sessions to help your student prepare for the June 4 SAT or the June 11 ACT. 985.234.9184 to learn more.ACT english