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Back to School Tips – Elementary School

For an elementary school child, the main responsibility of preparing for the new academic year is of the parents’. There are many ‘new’ aspects that both students & parents have to cope with:

New Curriculum & Expectations– More than any thing else, it’s the upgraded curriculum and subjects that makes most students nervous about a new school year. With the advanced syllabus, everybody knows that there comes about more study time and more home work. Many children begin to feel edgy when advanced topics are taught in class. Its always a good idea to have your little one practice for subjects like math, reading and writing ahead of the school year. This will help your child keep in touch during the summer break, know what to expect and feel confident when those topics are taught in a class room. You could either home teach your child or enroll her for a ‘Back to School’ program. Read more +

Teaching Chemistry Online

As children move on to studying in higher grades they get introduced to Chemistry. At that stage Chemistry might not sound like a subject that is in between Biology and Physics. Children would like to see what they learn literally. If your tutor tries to define Chemistry as a Science of matter it would still lead to further questions such as how is Chemistry different from Physics and what are the different aspects of matter. If Physics is the study of the physical properties of matter through the basic concepts of space and time, what properties of matter is Chemistry about? The difference lies not in holding both these subjects in water tight compartments but in knowing why they are studied as independent subjects. This will give the learner a clue as to what Chemistry is about and the boundaries that separate it from other Sciences. Read more +

How are the SSAT & ISEE different?

As an educator, I’m often encountered by a question from parents and tutors – How are the SSAT & ISEE different? or from students Which exam should I take, the SSAT ot ISEE?

SSAT and ISEE are admission tests to independent schools. Over 900 private and independent schools in the United States, Canada, and worldwide consider SSAT student scores for admissions. The ISEE is an admission test developed by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) for its member schools as part of their admission process.

Both measure the basic verbal, quantitative, and reading skills students develop over time—skills that are needed for successful performance in independent schools and hence in the future. These tests do not measure other characteristics, such as motivation, persistence, or creativity that may contribute to your success in school. Read more +

English Reading & Comprehension for Grade 3 – A short story ‘Who is more to blame?’

The story ‘Who is more to blame?’ teaches us to be sensitive and considerate towards others feelings. It also demonstrates how young readers should look at their own mistakes before blaming others.

expert online English tutorsYoung Bettie loves the bird on her favorite hat though the bird had died a long time back. She rebukes and beats up her big black cat, Garfield who was about to devour her hat with the tiny, little bird on it. Just then her mother, Rachael comes to Garfield’s rescue. She explains to Bettie that it was bad Garfield was trying to tear apart Bettie’s hat and the little bird on it but it was worse when Bettie took away the bird away from its mother. Bettie then realized that she herself was probably more to blame than Garfield for the death of the little bird.

Answering multiple-choice-questions given at the end of the story is one way to excel in English Language Arts (ELA) and vocabulary. These questions have been constructed by our expert online English tutors who teach students the intricacies of the language. Personalized tutoring and regular worksheets strengthen students’ ability to read, understand and comprehend ideas conveyed by the authors.

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English Reading & Comprehension for Grade 3 – A poem ‘Little Things’

The poem ‘Little Things’ is about how small things which we take for granted can give us immense joy and pleasure. It is these small things that make the larger ones like each rain drop contributes to making of a rain shower; moments combine to make an hour; every star adds to the beauty of the night sky; a smile can calm a disturbed and sad person and kind words are like the gleaming rays of love. Striking illustrations hold a child’s attention and help her understand the poem better.

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Questions based on the poem are given after the poem. Answering these multiple-choice-questions is a good way to learn English language and vocabulary. These questions have been constructed by our expert online English tutors who specialize in tutoring young students.

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English Reading & Comprehension for Grade 4 – A short story ‘A Brilliant Idea’

The story ‘A Brilliant Idea’ teaches us to be sensitive towards others feelings and help others in the best way we can. It also demonstrates to young readers how one can be happy by sharing and giving away someone who is in need of help.

Richie, Kevin, and Kimberley are keen to help a little boy Terry. Their mother Miss Olivia told them about how Terry wanted to work to help out his parents. Richie then came up with the idea of making and packing popcorn, then giving it to Terry to sell. By doing this Terry earned good money and soon became popular. In this way the three children gave away their gift of corn from Uncle Scrooge.

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Answering multiple-choice-questions given at the end of the story is one way to excel in English Language Arts(ELA) and vocabulary. These questions have been constructed by our expert online English tutors who teach students the intricacies of the language. Personalized tutoring and regular worksheets strengthen students’ ability to read, understand and comprehend ideas conveyed by the authors.

More grade 3 English FREE worksheets

Get Set and Go for the AP Exam!

With AP exams around the corner, last minute preparations for them are on in full swing. Here are some tips to catch up and get set for the AP week. Your efforts deserve a 4+ AP Score

BEFORE THE EXAM:

  • Reviewing content over and over again builds your knowledge and confidence level too.
  • Most AP exams include both Multiple-choice questions and Free Response questions. However, the structure, time period and instructions of a section differs for each subject. Have a good idea of all these for your respective subject so you know what to expect during the exam. Read more +

5 must-dos before you Apply to your Dream College

Most High School Students hope to get acceptances from their top choices for colleges. However, the application process often gets overwhelming. Deciding on the best career, considering the opportunities available vis-à-vis your interests is often challenging. Preparing a to-do-list will help you remain organized and plan ahead. Here are 5 must-dos before applying to colleges:Dream College

1. Make an endeavor to score at least 3 credits on your AP course exam. Good colleges demand a minimum of 4 AP credits during the application process.

2. Improve on your SAT I score. An average score of 1500 will not be considered good enough by most top colleges. Read more +