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Tom S.

Tom S.

4.9(50)
Our lesson will include a Reading & Writing Workbook, lots of Instruction and Practice! English Usage/Mechanics Grammar and Usage: Your understanding of the agreement between subject and verb, between pronoun and antecedent, and between modifiers and the word modified; verb formation; pronoun case; formation of comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs; and idiomatic usage. Example: Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, circle choice A. 1. The wide variety of spices and condiments used in sausage making including salt and, it depends on the ethnic or regional origin of the recipe, coriander, nutmeg, cloves, garlic, vinegar, mace, pepper, chili peppers, or pistachio nuts. (A) including salt and, it depends (B) include salt, depending (C) includes salt, and it depends (D) includes salt and, depending (E) including salt and, depending Answer: 1. D Choice (D) avoids the error of the original by using a singular verb, “includes,” to agree with the singular noun, “variety,” and by eliminating the unnecessary pronoun “it.” Sentence Structure: Your understanding of relationships between and among clauses, placement of modifiers, and shifts in construction. Rhetorical Skills Organization: How well do you organize ideas and choose effectively opening, transitional, and closing sentences. Style: How well do you select precise and appropriate words, maintain the level of style and tone, manage sentence elements for rhetorical effectiveness, and avoid ambiguous pronoun references, wordiness, and redundancy. more... College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards (English Language Arts) Addressed: Example: The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, circle the letter that corresponds to the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, circle choice E. 1. From its modest beginnings as a series of brief vignettes to its establishment as the A B longest-running prime-time animated series on television, The Simpsons transformed the C way both the audiences and television programmers view the animated sitcom. No error D E ..... The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where there is an improper idiom. What follows each part of the “both...and” construction must be grammatically parallel, but here “both” is followed by the article “the” while “and” is followed by the noun “television programmers.” Language Conventions of Standard English: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Knowledge of Language: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression. PART 4 Reading Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. Writing Text Types and Purposes: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences. Production and Distribution of Writing: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
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Christopher A.

Christopher A.

5(20)
I have helped dozens of students over the last eight years improve their SAT scores dramatically. There are clear types of questions the math section of the SAT repeatedly asks. The first step to mastering the test is to know how to do each type, the next and most often neglected step is to know how to do each type with ease and the last step is to be able to quickly recognize each type and apply the techniques necessary for solving them. My method for achieving this is to explain the concepts multiple ways to find the one that makes most sense to the student. Then I have students repeatedly do each type until they become commonplace. Last, I have them do as many practice tests as possible so they learn to apply the concepts utilizing time management. By repeating each question type rather than doing one and moving one I ensure that the concept sticks in the student's mind. By repeatedly taking practice tests students earn the confidence they need on testing day to perform their best.
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Natalie

Natalie

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SAT test prep, when done right, can be very rewarding. I helped one student raise her composite SAT score by over 100 points after just 8 lessons, while another raised his composite SAT score by 100 points after just 4 lessons! With my support, everyone can reach different heights of success and reach their score goals. I've been tutoring SAT prep for over 12 years and have helped countless students with all sections of the test. For SAT Math, students work with me on practice sets and practice tests so they can learn how to dissect problems in a quick, practical way and find the right answers. Their time management and test-taking skills improve through regular test prep as they master how to navigate both the calculator and no-calculator sections. For the SAT Reading section, I show them exactly how to break down the material in each passage into plain English, interpret the questions as simple directions, and use the best strategies to find the correct answers. We also review the passage categories and key question types for each category. Throughout our lessons, students constantly work on practice material to exercise their analytical thinking skills and improve their reading comprehension. Last but not least, the SAT Writing/Language section expects students to understand basic grammar rules and writing mechanics. Prep includes a review of correct sentence structure, organization, word and grammar usage, and paragraph development. I help students find repeating mistakes, understand those mistakes, and avoid future mistakes through regular drills and practice.
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Marina K.

Marina K.

4.7(42)
Need better scores? Or just help with homework? Contact me! To help you reach your personal academic goals, (whether it be pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, pre-Calculus or Calculus, SAT, and/or the ACT test preparation, or may be GRE preparation for an older audience) I will find your weak topics and help you understand it fully. For that, I analyze your previous work and we discuss what you did and why. I will help you to see the logic in the solution and understand the relationship between concepts. Between sessions, I will happily answer short questions off the clock by email, or Skype. For the SAT/ACT test takers my plan is usually for a student to take the practice test at home or school, then grade it and come back to me with the results. We will diagnose your problems (as in “didn’t have enough time”, “don’t know how to approach a problem like this”, “didn’t read the problem carefully”, “made a calculation error”, “didn’t know the definition” and so on) and work specifically on that. I always customize my lesson programs in accordance with student's' need, for example, I can give you practice problems that you can work on in between lessons and it will help you to solidify your understanding. I create a very comfortable learning environment, you will enjoy your intellectual achievements during our sessions. I worked successfully with students of all levels, including those who were struggling with elementary level math, those who needed more help with the GT program, participated at Math Olympics, or struggle with the high school or college classes. My students’ grades and self-confidence showed improvement even after the first class. I have many years of experience teaching mathematics, in several countries and to different people. I worked as a university instructor, volunteered with struggling kids at local schools, tutored for test preparation, and led activities at a summer camp for gifted children. I also worked a lot with homeschooling community. I worked successfully online and offline, in a group setting and one on one. I have a master's degree in Mathematics from Cleveland State University and could help with a deep understanding of my subjects well behind the school level. It will help you later in your study and work. My students not only improve the grades and move up in a class rank but also like math much more after working with me. Some of them actually stopped being afraid of math and started to enjoy it! I am flexible with time. I do have the 24-hour cancellation policy and also my students have an opportunity to reschedule the class they cannot attend. It is important to me that my students have a choice to work with me online, so there are fewer chances of weather-connected emergencies in our work together.
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