Tag: tutor

  • Are Tutors “Teaching to the Test?”

    When people say that test prep is ‘teaching to the test,’ I agree that it is always a good idea to know the mechanics, timing, and content of a test before you take it. Teachers provide study guides for this very reason. However, there is an additional benefit to taking a test preparation class in […]

  • Comma Rules: A Quick Quide | Grammarly

    Learn these. ACT. SAT. Life! Not sure about commas? We’ve got you covered. Learn the essentials about commas in English quickly. — Read on www.grammarly.com/blog/comma/

  • 101 ACT Science Vocabulary Words You Should Know | Albert.io

    Note from Link Private Tutoring. I really like this list of ACT science terms as well as the advice on using flash cards and learning 10-20 words at a time. That means start studying these words today! Key concepts to know: direct and inverse relationship, control, control group, experimental group, independent variable, dependent variable, controlled […]

  • Transition Word Practice

    Many students have trouble choosing the correct conjunctive adverb. The key is to read closely enough to understand clearly the relationship between the two parts of the sentence. www.mdc.edu/Kendall/collegeprep/documents2/TRANSITIONAL WORDS AND PHRASESrevised815.pdf

  • Church’s Chicken Community Scholarship Program – Scholarships.com

    Church’s Chicken Community Scholarship Program Scholarship – Maximum Amount: $1,000 – Application Deadline: February 15, 2019 – The Church’s Partners Foundation, Inc. established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors residing in 16 eligible states who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time […]

  • Diversity Leadership Project Scholarship – Scholarships.com

    Diversity Leadership Project Scholarship Scholarship – Maximum Amount: $1,000 – Application Deadline: August 1, 2018 – Diversity Leadership Project is a national organization dedicated to bringing the voices of high school students to the forefront on issues of diversity, racism, and inclusion, as well as other related issues teens face today. Our blog offers a […]

  • National Merit Finalists are in the Top 1% of PSAT scorers in the State.

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  • How to Get Higher Reading Scores

    Does your high-schooler need better reading and English scores on standardized test such as the ACT, SAT and PSAT? Find a high interest novel or even a magazine and give it to your child to read during winter break. Read the same book yourself and every day ask your child questions along the lines of […]

  • About Your Tutor

    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 […]

  • 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 […]