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5 Tips for More Effective Tutoring Sessions

by W. Sam Emara

You will find that following these quick tips will help your tutoring sessions go a little smoother for you and your tutor:

  1. Know what you need help with before the tutor arrives.
  2. Keep past tests, quizzes and homework to help make predictions about the type of questions to expect on upcoming tests.
  3. Have your notebook and textbook out and open to relevant pages. You’d be surprised at how much time is wasted running around looking for a notebook.
  4. Highlight class notes or homework problems that you don't understand.
  5. Ask questions! You are not being graded. Keeping a list of questions that you write down as they come up while doing your reading is a good study practice. You can then have your tutor answer them during sessions.

 

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W. SAM EMARA'S ROADMAP TO THE IVY LEAGUE

NYC Lab School
Chosen by his High School teachers to tutor peers.
W. S. Emara tutors New York City students from K–12 in-person, and online via skype video calls for those outside NYC.
New York University Medical Center Microbiology Research Laboratory
Design and perform experiments in infectious disease as a member of the lab group of Department of Medicine Chairman Martin J. Blaser, MD.
Recieved email:
Accepted into Columbia University
Continued to tutor students and conduct research as a premed biology major.
Publishes article on microbiology research
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Emara Academic Solutions™
Returned to NYC to continue his tutoring practice.
Friedrich-Engels Gymnasium Senftenberg, Deutschland
Taught English to students from grades 9 to 12 in German High School.

Revitalized English department, streamlining the ambitions of the students and the requirements of standardized testing into a contemporary curriculum.
Internship in Building Community
Facilitated the livelihood of students enrolled in Columbia University’s High School Summer Program as a Resident Advisor.

Coordinated and supervised extracurricular activities for students throughout NYC.

TESTIMONIALS

Larisa F.
(tutored regularly from September ’05 to June ’08 in Math and Chemistry)
"I walk into a session not even knowing how to start a type of problem, and I leave able to solve any version of it."
Dan B.
(a Writing client in January’09)
"He’s just so good at it… he’s like a machine, you give him a writing prompt and out comes an A paper."
Ben T.
(tutored regularly from August ’06 to June ’07 in Math and then College Admissions Essay Writing)
"[W. S. Emara] was involved and interested in my success. While other tutors I’ve had were impersonal time-watchers, my Emara Academic Solutions sessions wouldn’t even start until after some time talking with the family."
Ina R.
(mother of two students tutored in English in ’07)
“Besides the immediate results of higher English grades, the more striking results were long-term. Both of my children became more engaged students that take pride in their work raising scores in more than just English class.”

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