Creative Writing: Not That Different from Academic Writing?
Think creative writing is all that different from writing a research paper in class? You might be surprised! Read on as New Milford, NJ tutor Matthew H. explains...
Creative writing tips seem to be counterintuitive; how can someone tell someone else how to be creative? The truth is that the secret to writing any good creative literature is not really that different from what you need for a really great academic paper: strong structure.
I tutor many students for the SAT and GR
Thinking About Cramming for a Test? You Might Want to Read This
We've all felt that familiar time crunch when you have a big test coming up. But does cramming for a test the night before actually work? Read on as tutor Danh L. explains why you might want to plan ahead next time...
I expect my students to do about 30-60 minutes of homework DAILY. That's 3.5 to 7 hours of work a week. From my exchanges with other tutors, even ones charging up to $500/hour, this estimate is around what they expect, too. But what should you do if you miss a
5 SAT Math Tips for the Numerically Challenged
Nervous about the math portion of the SAT? Grab an SAT math practice test, sit down, and review these helpful tips from Merrick, NY tutor Justin L...
After you've taken a SAT math practice test or two, most students can admit that the actual "math" on the SAT really isn't that tough -- its figuring out what they actually have to do.
Sure, there may be a few shaky topics here and there or something that your teacher hasn't gone over too much, but for the most part it's not th
Breaking Bad Reading | Reading Comprehension Practice
Struggling with reading assignments? This reading comprehension practice exercise may seem a bit strange, but it works! Read on as Tucson, AZ and online tutor Lourdes C. explains the "breaking bad reading" method...
The most fundamental challenge most students face is not in the content, it's in bad reading habits. The layout of most text in the Western world is linear, following a progressive line of reasoning and logical thought from beginning to end without diversion (which i
How to Score a 5 on the AP World History Exam
Getting ready to take the AP World History Exam? Brush up on these study tips from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
Lucky for you, the AP World History Exam tends to be one of the easier AP tests. Its just over three hours long with two sections that are weighted equally: a 55-minute 70-question-multiple-choice section and a 130-minute free-response section. (Learn more about the test here.) Regardless of your intellectual capabilities, it is impossible to know every bit of history. Ins