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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.

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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 +

7 AP Exam Tips N Tricks

AP is one of the most important and toughest exams in a student’s life. A good AP score earns a college credit whereas not doing well in AP does not make much of a difference in the college admission process or otherwise.

With just a month to go for this year’s AP exams, most high school students are busy reviewing content they studied earlier and also finishing the last of their course’s topics. Below are tips from expert online AP tutors for students taking AP exams this year: Read more +

How to Write an Ideal Essay

Mastering the Skill of Essay Writing

Essay is an attempt at a short piece of writing that discusses, describes or analyzes a topic. Essays are of various types such as, expository, persuasive, narrative and literary reviews. Writing is a skill and you can learn to write outstanding essays by following some rules and practicing. Diligence and direction are crucial to master essay writing skill. You have three different processes and they are pre-writing, actual writing and finally after writing. Most of all you need to be focused and have the desire to succeed.

Just follow these guidelines and surprise yourself by writing that Ideal Essay. Read more +

The furor over the Common Core

Last month, I had a chance to attend one of the three forums on the Common Core Standards organized by New York State senator Greg Ball’s office at the Lakeland Copper Beach middle school in Yorktown Heights. I was quite astonished at the turnout. Nearly 100 students and parents showed up. The event was organized primarily to get student inputs on the new Common Core standards that were in varying stages of implementation in New York.  Senator Ball has also launched a petition to stop Common Core in NYS on his Senate website that now has over 7,000 signatures. In early February, the State Board of Regents of New York voted to delay the implementation of the Common Core Standards until 2022. And, that is just the state of New York. Politicians, Educators & Public Policy officials across the country have been up in arms over the Common Core standards. It is hard to imagine any other public policy initiative aimed at K-12 Education in recent past that have generated so much controversy. The Blog will attempt to shed some perspective on the same and provide some guidance to parents & students – the principals most impacted by the Common Core Standards

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6 Effective Tips to Nail that English Test

Get it Right & Show off your Scores!!

There are two areas of English that are of utmost importance and a student is assessed for:

  • Usage/Mechanics—punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure
  • Rhetorical Skills—understanding the use of strategy, organization, and style in writing

The right approach towards preparing for an English Test – be it a class test or any standardized test is the key to better scores. Tips to study right and learn right will help you do well on all those tricky questions.

1. Vocabulary:img_tips_blog

  • Focus! Focus! & Focus!
  • Read and read and read! Practice is the key!
  • Guess the meaning by context and use it too!
  • Note down new words!
  • Take a break! Play scrabble! Boggle or Crossword puzzle!

2: Analogy

  • Connection counts!
  •  Find the right link!
  • Say it aloud!
  • Analogy is comparison
  • As load is to baggage
  • Link is to analogy!! Read more +