Archive for June, 2009

Tutor’s Fee Range?

What is a “good” fee range? How much of a difference should there be between my maximum fee and my minimum fee? Many of the tutors ask us this question and our response is, “It is up to you.” But, …

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Can I choose different fees for different tutorials?

Can I choose different fees for different tutorials? Choosing different fees for different tutorials is certainly your prerogative as an independent contractor, but it may not be good business sense. We feel that while many tutorials have differences in travel, …

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Tutors: Fee Considerations

As a tutor, what should I consider before choosing a fee? Choosing your fee should take into account a number of factors: Your priorities – What do you value most? time? money? contribution? team? Your educational philosophy – What value …

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SAT SAMPLE ESSAY #8 – “Who rocks?”

DIRECTIONS: You have 30 minutes to plan and write an essay on the topic assigned below. DO NOT WRITE ON ANOTHER TOPIC. AN ESSAY ON ANOTHER TOPIC IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Prompt: Should we pay more attention to people who are …

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ACT Sample Essay #3 “School Dress Code”

Essay Prompt:In some high schools, many teachers and parents have encouraged the school toadopt a dress code that sets guidelines for what students can wear in the schoolbuilding. Some teachers and parents support a dress code because they think it …

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Advice on Writing a College Essay

From the New York Times: Tip Sheet: An Admissions Dean Offers Advice on Writing a College Essay You may have to subscribe (It’s FREE!) to the New York Times to open the above link. Just click on the RSS icon …

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SSAT Sample Essay – TM #7 – “Voting Responsibility”

DIRECTIONS: You have 30 minutes to plan and write an essay on the topic assigned below. DO NOT WRITE ON ANOTHER TOPIC. AN ESSAY ON ANOTHER TOPIC IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Voting is such an important responsibility that all citizens should …

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Jokes, Humor, & Laughs from our Youth

Funny Thoughts I want to be a kid again. I want to go back to the time when: Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-mo.” Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, “do over!” “Race issue” meant arguing about who ran the …

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Jokes, Humor, & Laughs – Teacher’s Origin

GOD CREATED THE FIRST TEACHER On the 6th day, God created men and women. On the 7th day, he rested. Not so much to recuperate, but rather to prepare himself for the work he was going to do on the …

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TM’s Weekly $10-$2000 Video Riddle Contest #6

By guessing and submitting the correct answer, students can win chances at $10 Amazon gift cards and a $2000 donation to their school’s art, drama, or music department. [viddler id=4ab3b90f&w=247&h=227]

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