Tutorials

These tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

How to Study Your Spelling Words

Spelling can be challenging. If you practice using a spelling strategy then you can become great at spelling! The Spelling Method you will use is easy and can be fun. You can spell the words with a partner, group or all by yourself.

How to have a unique and standout college essay to wow the admissions officers

Thousands of students apply to colleges each year. Many students come to me asking how they can stand out. I often hear “I haven’t done anything special” or “I don’t have any experiences that are worth talking about.” Another common one is “I haven’t cured cancer!” (Psst, most people haven’t.) I’ve helped write over 300…

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Write

No matter your discipline, no matter the school, college students do a lot of writing. Your English 101 instructors will be throwing writing assignments at you as soon as you walk through the door to see what you’re made of, and even your other instructors want to hear what you have to say. But what…

Order of Operations

When solving an algebraic problem there are certain steps that must be followed. These steps are known as the order of operations. They create the acronym PEMDAS, which stands for Parenthesis Exponents Multiply/Divide Add/Subtract. They must be solved in this order to get the correct answer

Factoring Quadratic Equations

Factoring quadractic equations is an essential skill in Algebra 2. This skill may seem difficult at first but it’s actually pretty simple once you understand the steps.

Word Origins Part A

The English language spoken today developed over thousands of years. Some important early influences on modern English are described below. – Old English: Many simple one-syllable English words are derived from this Germanic language, originally spoken by peoples who invaded Britain in the fifth century C.E. Examples: arm, be, cow, earth, farther, hate, house, love,…

Where did we get the Quadratic Formula?

This tutorial derives the Quadratic Formula to show students where it came from.

Function Composition

Function composition is a neat little operation because it allows you to put one entire function in for another function.

Simple is Usually Better

When taking the English portion of the ACT, students will run into questions in which a sentence is grammatically incorrect and they will need to choose the best option to change it. Often, two of these answers are actually grammatically correct, however, one will be more simple, and one will often add details or extra…

Pythagorean Theorem

In this problem, the student will be give two distances as two sides of a triangle, and will need to use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate how far a woman lives from her workplace. The Pythagorean Theorem is a formula used to determine the length of one side of a triangle if two of the…

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