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Tips From a Fullerton Tutor: 4 Articles to Help Prep for Finals

Fullerton Private Tutoring Tips: These 4 Articles Will Help You Prep for Finals

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As we enter the final stretch of the school year, it’s essential that students stay focused. Leaving finals prep until the last minute puts your whole year of hard work in jeopardy. We encourage students to start preparing for finals as soon as possible. Now is the time to work with your teacher and private Fullerton tutor to go over any course material you struggled with before. If you didn’t master the content the first time around, odds are you won’t learn it by staying up the night before your test.

1. 5 Ways to Cope With A Finals Week Meltdown

Summer break is so close you can almost see it. Sadly, there’s a stack of books blocking your view. No need to panic. Our private Fullerton tutors have all had success in academics, and they can all attest to the benefits of staying calm during finals week. Here are some tips to avoid a meltdown. Click here to read!

2. Irvine Tutoring: 5 Tips for Success on a Literature Final Exam

Have you read all required reading for your literature class? What, no!? Get on it! In the meantime, check out our five tips for success on a literature final written by one of our private Irvine literature tutors. From the article: “There are several things students can work on to improve their technique when it comes to studying literature. For the most part, students can work on comprehension, annotation, reading efficiency, and identify key information.” Click here to read. 

3. Finals Prep: Why You Should Book Your Private Tutor Now

Okay, this might sound like a plug, but hear us out. TutorNerds has your best interests in mind, and we feel that it’s never too soon to start prepping for finals. Where do you start? Are you prioritizing the right things? Are you organized? A private tutor can take the frantic and turn it into a plan. Click here to read the article.

4. What to Do If You Failed Your Final Exam

Let’s hope it doesn’t come to this, but we wanted to let you know that TutorNerds has your back through success and failure. If you were to fail an exam, the most important thing is to stay calm and commit to improving. Click here for the article (let’s hope you won’t have to).

Now that you have the tools to start prepping exams, it’s time to get to work. Just remember, you’ll enjoy summer break that much more if you end the year strong with improved grades and high exam scores. Good luck!

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a College

Thinking beyond freshman year: 3 things to consider when choosing a college – Tips From a San Diego College Admissions Consultant

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Most students think about their freshman year when choosing what college to attend. This makes sense because it will be the most important and transitional year in their lives thus far. However, the college experience will last four years and each year will be an essential part of a student’s overall education. Students also need to think about choosing a major field of study by their junior year and job placement opportunities upon graduation. They are encouraged to think about these three things before making a final college choice – our private San Diego college admissions consultants are here to help.

1. The general education curriculum

Both freshman and sophomore year will be focused on General Ed. There may be some courses that students are really excited about, but they should find out how likely they are to get into their first or second choice class. Many colleges are entirely impacted, meaning there are more students attending the school than there are seats for them to sit in. The General Ed curriculum might have tons of opportunities for students to explore potential majors or personal interests but they need to feel confident they’ll be able to find a spot in these classes before they have to move on to junior year. If not, students will have to choose between attending college, and paying tuition, for a 5th year or missing out on those classes altogether.

2. Potential major options

Many students enter the college environment as ‘undecided.’ This means they don’t know what they want to study and they’re not going to declare a major until their junior year. Students who are undecided need to make sure there are several different options available to them when it comes time to make a choice. Most, but not all, larger public schools offer a wide variety of major options while smaller schools tend to specialize in just a few things. Some students are 100% sure they want to study something in particular. However, many of those students change their mind part way through so even students who have declared a major in their application should research what their other options might be just in case (READ: College Decisions: 3 Things to Think About).

3. Internship opportunities

Thinking about internships while also dealing with all of the other things that come with applying to college is entirely overwhelming. However, after students complete their freshman or sophomore year, they should consider the value of an internship with the right company. Most freshmen are too tired to think about an internship after their first year but, sophomores and juniors are usually well-adjusted to the college environment and have the time and opportunity to do a summer internship. Students who know what they want to major in are encouraged to look into internships with local companies that might be hiring new graduates. Students can also use internships to determine whether or not they want to work in a particular field for 30 years or more. It’s important that the college support these internships by giving students credit, but it’s also essential that there are enough companies in the local area who take on college interns over the summer.

Our in-house San Diego college admissions consultants have a 97% success rate! Get into your top choice with the help of a consultant. Call TutorNerds today.

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College Decisions: 3 Things to Think About

3 Things to Think About when Focusing on College Decisions

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Students will soon find out which colleges they were accepted to and have a huge decision to make. They need to think about campus life, quality of teaching staff, a living situation, financial issues, and career choice. It’s overwhelming for students to make a decision that will affect the next four years of their life, so it’s important they take a step back and look at the big picture. Spring is a stressful time during the school year as it is but seniors have even more to worry about. However, choosing a college should also be fun and exciting, and students are encouraged to remember all of the achievements they made to get where they are right now – our experienced college admissions consultants are here to help with all of our college decisions.

1. Campus Life

Seniors should think about what their life will be like on campus before making a final decision. Does the college guarantee a dorm for freshman? Where will they live sophomore through senior year? Is affordable housing available near campus? Students should also think about social and networking opportunities on campus. Will they be able to network with other students within the same major? Does the college offer on-campus organizations that advocate for specific groups, such as women in business or minorities going into law or engineering? If a student has a special need will they be able to work with an advocate on campus? Even simple issues, such as a meal plan or fun places to hang out in between classes is an important part of every student’s college decision.

2. Quality of teaching staff

Professors and instructors will play a huge role in every college student’s education. Does the college make it a point to hire as many full-time instructors as they can afford? In this case, teaching staff will be focused more on their students and maintain a reasonable schedule. Are professors more focused on research? Are most classes taught by a TA? If so, what is the ratio between TA and student? Does the University hire mostly adjunct instructors who will be leaving campus straight after class to teach at another university in another city? Quality of teaching staff includes experience and education but also the number of time instructors have available to spend with students (Irvine AP Tutor Tips: 4 Ways to Prep for AP Exams).

3. Career counseling

Most applicants think about the four years they will be attending a particular university but, starting a career seems too far into the future. One of the main points of going to college is to have adequate job placement opportunities upon graduation and make a good salary in a field that the student is excited about. As a result, career counseling is an essential part of a good university. What sort of career counseling does the university offer, if any? Does the college offer intern placement assistance or job placement assistance upon graduation? How many graduates receive a full-time job offer in their field within a year or so of graduation? Students are encouraged to think ahead when it comes to college and career.

Our private Orange County college admissions consultants have a 97% success rate. Call us today for more information and to book your consultant.

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Orange County Mom Blog: TutorNerds Shares Post-Spring Break Tips

TutorNerds Gives Post-Spring Break School Tips in Orange County Mom Blog Guest Post

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Spring break is a welcome interruption from what’s about to be one of the busiest times of the school year. As students gear up for finals, AP exams, ACT & SAT testing, it’s important for them to get back into the academic mindset after a week of sun and fun.

Our private Orange County tutors are all highly-educated mentors who learned how to balance school and personal time, and they’re more than happy to help current students get back on track. For instance, one of our private English tutors, Robyn, wrote up a helpful article for our friends at the Orange County Mom Blog titled “4 Ways to Get Your Kids Back on Track After Spring Break”.

Why is it crucial for students to stay focused this time of year? Because summer is getting closer, and student’s motivation can start to fade. In the words of Robyn,

“When kids come back from a week away from school, they are often not as focused on classroom work and assignments. Also, at this point in the year students start thinking more about summer and less about school. Whether in kindergarten or 12th grade, every student will have assignments to complete by the end of the academic year. How focused a student is will play a role in exams and quizzes they take as well as their overall GPA. There are some great ways to help get kids back on track after spring break, so they can be successful and finish the year strong.”

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR ARTICLE IN OC MOM BLOG

TutorNerds only hires the best and brightest tutors in SoCal. Our tutors care about the communities in which they work (and many grew up and went to school), which is why they try to help students out in any way they can. From private tutoring to helpful articles such as this one, TutorNerds is here to help you succeed. Book your private Orange County tutor today!

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4 Reasons to Take Notes During Class

Tips from a Fullerton Private Tutor: 4 Reasons to Take Notes During Class

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Taking notes during a lecture is an extremely important part of understanding the class material and being able to recall important information later on. Many students find it difficult to focus on the teacher and take notes at the same time, tempting them to forgo note-taking altogether. Although it can be a challenge to divide attention between listening and writing, note-taking is one of the most valuable skills a student can learn. If they’re currently struggling with note-taking, students are encouraged to work on it with their teacher or tutor so they will be able to utilize the skill in future semesters. Students who take notes efficiently and regularly will see a huge improvement in their GPA over time – our private Fullerton tutors are filled with tips for succeeding in class.

1. Recall important information

When a student is listening to the teacher during a class lecture, they often think they will remember everything that is said later on. However, they may need this important information a day, a week, or even a couple of months later. It’s almost impossible for anybody to remember the details of any given lecture several days later without something to jog their memory. When students take notes, they remember every important thing the teacher said. Whether it’s a due date, pages for a homework assignment, or an important change in the class material, the student won’t have to remember it because everything will be right there in front of them. If students aren’t sure exactly what to write, they should look at what the teacher is writing on the board. This is a pretty good starting point (4 Great Ways to Organize Your Time in High School).

2. Get tips and tricks for the next exam

Many teachers will provide important information about what will appear on the next exam during a course lecture. They will sometimes do this when it appears the majority of students are not listening. This means that the students who are listening and taking notes will be at an advantage over their classmates. Teachers may hint that a particular chapter will be more heavily covered on an exam or the students will need to focus on a particular part of the study guide to ace a test.

3. Separate important information from non-essential material

A lot of class lectures will cover information that, although interesting, is just a background. It will explain the context of what’s going on but may be too much for a student to write down. It can be hard to remember what information was just background material and which information was an essential part of the lecture. When students take notes, they separate this important information from the less important material, and when they go back to study later on, they won’t become overwhelmed with things they don’t need to know.

4. Get help studying for an exam or writing a paper

Students will either have to take an exam or write a paper, or both, in any class they take. Many teachers will instruct students to refer back to their course notes as a study guide for the exam or instruct students to look through their notes to get ideas for their paper. Students who did not take any notes will be at a loss. Course notes serve as a great self-prepared study guide for any student in any course. Additionally, if students are struggling to come up with ideas for a paper or thesis statement they can easily refer back to their course notes to come up with ideas or an outline.

It’s never too early to start prepping for final exams and papers. Call us today for information on our experienced Fullerton private tutors.

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4 Great Ways to Organize Your Time in High School

San Diego Tutoring Tips: 4 Great Ways to Organize Your Time in High School

Once in high school students will have a lot more things to do than they did as a middle school student. 9th graders will have a big adjustment in the amount of homework they have and what’s expected of them from the teacher and, once they get into the college prep years, students will also be working on advanced placement courses and test prep. Time management becomes more and more important as students progress towards graduation and can also make a big difference in a student’s stress level. Check out these four great ways students can organize their time during High School – book your high school San Diego private tutor today.

1. Make a plan for the month.

It’s important for students to know what’s going on in the next 30 days in regards to due dates and assignments. Students might have one week where they think they don’t have anything going on at all but forgot that they have two papers due in three weeks time. They could have easily spent their free afternoons writing outlines and formulating a thesis if they had looked ahead in their syllabus. By sitting down and getting organized at the beginning of each month, students can better organize and start preparing for long-term due dates, something that will become especially important once they start taking AP classes (Irvine AP Tutor Tips: 4 Ways to Prep for AP Exams).

2. Prioritize

It’s also important for high school students to start prioritizing the amount of time they spend on a particular assignment and which one gets done first. Students can start by looking at due dates and finish assignments with earlier due dates first. They should also look at their assignments regarding points. For instance, if an extra credit assignment is worth two points and a research paper is worth 20, students are encouraged to work on the research paper first. Students can also think about which assignments they can complete when their mind is a little bit tired and which ones will require undivided focus.

3. Take adequate breaks

Part of planning a study session is scheduling time for breaks. Students don’t work efficiently if they are mentally fatigued, hungry, or have not yet had a chance to exercise. Students may also need mental breaks when switching from one subject to another. It can be a challenge to switch from an algebra assignment to analyzing literature without taking a few minutes to shake off one subject and prepare for the other. Students should avoid spending time online during their break because this is still draining their brain of valuable concentration. Rather, students should get up from their desk and walk around, get some fresh air, a healthy snack, or a drink of water.

4. Avoid unnecessary distractions

When students are distracted, they tend to draw out their study sessions much longer than is necessary. A student who is 100% focused on the task at hand might get an assignment done in an hour while another student working on the same assignment might take an hour and a half or two hours if they are distracted by social media, their phones, friends, or excessive noise. The biggest distraction for students these days is social media. High school students are encouraged to stay off Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter when they are working on important assignments. If students have pop-up notifications, they should turn these off before sitting down to complete an important assignment. Some students can work in a group and still maintain a high level of focus, but others may need to work solo when it comes to challenging homework.

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Four Tips to Find Great Research Sources Online

How to Find Great Research Sources Online

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Every student will do research for a paper or classroom assignment and will need to find some of these sources online. At first, online research seems like it would be easier than searching through a brick-and-mortar library because students can work on their computer in the convenience of their own home. However, looking for good sources online can become overwhelming pretty quickly because the Internet is filled with all sorts of information that is not necessarily appropriately sourced or written by an expert. It’s important that students find the right information that can help them support their thesis or complete their assignment. There are several ways students can find great resources online using these tips.

1. Look for the author or publisher

Students should first consider who the author is and if they have any expertise in the subject, they are writing about. If students are looking for sources for a science paper, they should determine whether or not the author has a background in science, a degree in this subject, or even a particular interest in what they’re writing about. Students should also consider the publisher. Is this a well-known science magazine that has been published for years? Is it a personal opinion blog? What else has the publisher put online recently?

2. Is the information sourced?

The second thing students should look at is whether or not the information presented in the publication has been appropriately sourced. If students are reading about current events, for example, they are encouraged to look for quotes or source material at the bottom of the publication. If the information isn’t sourced, then it’s the author’s personal opinion. Students should consider how important it is that they use quotes and sources in their papers and that it’s as important that the author they’re reading about source any information that didn’t come from their mind (READ: San Diego Tutoring Tips: Ways to Improve Concentration).

3. Fact versus opinion

Students need to learn the difference between a stated fact and an author’s opinion. An excellent source will provide a balanced opinion which does not try to sway the reader but rather presents information from multiple perspectives and allows the reader to come up with an opinion of their own. There might be multiple sides to a news story, and there can be multiple interpretations of a piece of literature, for example. Students need to know the difference, so they don’t read about somebody’s opinion and think it’s a fact. Facts can always be confirmed through outside sources while opinions can come from anywhere.

4. Common knowledge and subject-specific knowledge

Students also need to determine the difference between common knowledge, something that does not need to be quoted, and subject-specific knowledge, which will need a quotation or source. A great example of common knowledge is that the Declaration of Independence was ratified on July 4th, 1776. This is considered to be something that everybody knows thus students are not required to provide a quote. On the other hand, if a student is writing about the significance of automobiles in the novel The Great Gatsby, they will need to provide a quotation or source to support their interpretation. This is a subject-specific situation that is not considered to be something every single person is already aware of.

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4 Ways to Come up With a Great Thesis Statement

Fullerton Private Tutor Tips: 4 ways to Come Up With a Great Thesis Statement

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Whether a student is writing a paper for a science course or literature class, they will be faced with writing several thesis statements throughout their high school career. It can be a real challenge to stare at a blank piece of paper and formulate a thesis that will earn a student an A paper from the teacher. However, there are some great tips and tricks that will help students in any course come up with a great thesis statement and learn how to refine it so their paper will be clear, concise, and interesting to read – our private Fullerton tutoring will help you improve your writing.

1. Start asking questions

One of the first things student writers should do is start asking themselves the questions they will need to answer throughout their paper. Why did a particular character in a novel react a certain way? Why did the plot take a sudden twist? There are lots of different ways students can start analyzing a piece of literature, and they can start by asking themselves questions about things they don’t quite understand. If students are in a science or history course, they can look into cause and effect or the scientific method. Is students are stuck they can ask themselves who, what, when, where, and why. This can help them get their thoughts organized and get the creative juices flowing.

2. Don’t worry too much

Many students worry that their initial thesis statement won’t be perfect, and this will most certainly be true. Nearly every writer will need to refine their statement into a second or third draft. Students should not be so focused on whether or not their first statement is amazing; rather they should just get something written down on paper to start refining it and move on to the next step. Worrying about being perfect is one of the leading causes of writer’s block for any writing, but especially academic writing that needs to be well organized and concise.

3. Write an outline

Students often skip writing an outline because they feel it is a waste of time. In fact, writing an outline is an incredibly helpful way to start formulating a thesis statement as well as a well-written paper on the whole. It’s important that each paragraph goes back to the thesis statement and stays within the confines of the main idea. When students are writing an outline they will be able to go through a checklist to see if their paper meets all of the requirements before they put in hours of writing and editing. Many students can write their thesis paragraph, as well as their entire paper, by expanding their detailed outline. As a result they’ll have a rough draft in no time (READ: Irvine AP Tutor Tips: 4 Ways to Prep for AP Exams).

4. Focus on originality

Students are encouraged to think about whether or not a potential thesis has an original spin. If they’re writing something that the teacher has read about over and over again, it’s hard to make the paper interesting and stick out among the crowd. If a student writer can come up with an original spin, something that has to do with their interpretation of the learning material, they will come up with a much more interesting thesis that will lead to an overall better paper and possibly a better grade.

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Irvine AP Tutor Tips: 4 Ways to Prep for AP Exams

Tips form an Irvine AP Test Prep Tutor: 4 Ways to Prep for AP Exams

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Spring testing season is just around the corner, and advanced placement students are, hopefully, getting ready for these important exams. AP courses can count towards credit in college and help students gain admission to top universities. There’s no time to waste so students should take advantage of tips and tricks that will help them succeed by earning a score of 3 or better. Whether a student is in a writing-intensive course or one that requires advanced calculations, there are some tried-and-true ways that any AP student can prep for an exam – it’s never too early to book your Irvine AP test prep tutor.

1. Start early

It’s essential for AP students to start their study sessions early on. It’s tempting to leave this task until the last minute, but students who do so won’t have the opportunity to enhance their skills before the big day. AP students should talk with their tutor or classroom teacher about what prep materials would best fit their particular needs and which concepts they should be focusing on. The more time a student has to study, the more opportunity they have to increase their abilities and take mental breaks throughout their sessions.

2. Focus study sessions to meet your individual needs

Every student is different and will need help with different aspects of their AP courses. In general, students are encouraged to sign up for a course within a field of study that they are interested in or have a talent in. However, sometimes students are limited to courses that their school offers in a particular year. Students are encouraged to look at their strengths and weaknesses or enlist the help of a professional who can create a study plan that will help them succeed. How much a student studies and what they study will also be dependent on the score they’re hoping to earn. Different colleges and universities will have varying standards and students are encouraged to look up this information in advance.

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3. Writing samples

Students who are in writing-intensive courses are encouraged to do a few practice essays or free response questions as part of their study plan. Students can start by responding to a sample question and take as long as they need. It’s important not to have too much pressure in the beginning but, by the time students take the real test they should be confident they can complete their essay within the amount of time allotted. The more students practice, the more likely they are to be able to respond to a question quickly and efficiently without having to make too many grammar or spelling corrections.

4. Get test prep materials

There are tons of test prep materials available to today’s AP student. Many of these supplemental materials can help students focus in on their strengths and weaknesses and figure out what it is they need to improve. Students will also have access to full-length sample tests and can practice timing themselves, so they know how long it takes them to complete a particular type of question. They can go over these results and develop a study plan that will best meet their individual needs.

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4 Tips for Personal Finance in College

4 Tips for Personal Finance in College from a Costa Mesa College Tutor

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Most college students don’t know that much about money and probably won’t learn about it in the classroom unless they’re studying economics, finance, or business. This is a time in life where students need a lot of money to pay for tuition and expenses but don’t yet have a lot of professional skills to command a high salary and pay back loans. It’s harder these days to qualify for student loans, and many students struggle to start making payments when the time comes. Although paying for college has always been an issue, there are several things students can educate themselves about to put themselves in the very best financial situation possible – our private Costa Mesa college tutors are here to help.

1. Interest rates

When students take out loans to pay for tuition or additional expenses they need to look at interest rates. They should compare different rates from different lending institutions and think about the amount of money they’ll have to pay back and how much time they’ll have to do it. Students also need to think about interest rates if they are using a credit card to pay for anything. It’s very tempting to pay the minimum on a credit card, but that can add significantly to student debt upon graduation. Students with good credit will be more likely to be able to rent an apartment or lease a car, which will be essential elements of starting out in their career field.

2. Working while you learn

Another great way to stay above water when it comes to personal finances in college is to finance education by working partially. Every 4-year college campus has a ton of different student jobs within a short walking distance of dorms and classrooms. All of these employers work around a student’s schedule and will often provide time off during midterms and finals week without penalty. Students might work in food service or retail, or they might end up applying for positions such as a TA or research assistant if they are in grad school. If students can pay part of their living expenses from their wages, their post-graduation life will be a lot easier.

3. Living expenses and options

In addition to tuition and fees, students need to think about their living expenses. Many students will live in the dorm the first year of college, but this option is not as popular as it used to be, especially for students going back to school or starting their education a few years after high school. Larger schools have multiple student living options, some of which are suitable for an older student. The cost of living will also vary significantly based on where a student studies, something they should consider when they choose which college to attend (Tips from a San Diego Economics Tutor: 4 Reasons to Pay Attention in Economics Class).

4. Preparing for what comes after graduation

It’s also essential for students to be prepared to deal with post-graduation financial issues. Initial student loan payments will come due, students will need to move off campus and arrange for housing, and they will have some upstart costs at their new job. Some students will have a full-time entry-level position open to them before they graduate but most students will need to investigate their options the summer after senior year. It’s essential for students to have some work lined up even if it’s something they don’t want to do forever. Students should have a plan A, something they can work towards but is still realistic. But, they should also have a plan B and plan C, options that are temporary and help students get by while they’re focusing their career trajectory.

From study tips to help on your next big exam, our in-home Costa Mesa college tutors are here to help you succeed in your college courses.

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