Tampa PSAT Tutor’s Student Makes National Merit Scholar Cutoff

Posted on 23rd September 2010 in Tampa PSAT Tutoring

I got some great news the other day. One of my students worked extremely hard preparing for the PSAT. When he got his scores, we thought that he had missed the cutoff by one point based on the projected cutoff given shortly after the test.

However, he heard that he made it and can at least make a run for semi-finalist and finalist!

I’m so proud of him for the time that he invested to make dramatic gains in the vocabulary section of the PSAT reading and in each kind of question in the writing sections of the PSAT! It was not an easy climb.

Eric Anderson is a PSAT and SAT tutor in New Tampa and Wesley Chapel. If your student needs help preparing for a college admissions exam, call Eric at 813.787.8959 or email him at tampa tutor at tampa bay dot rr dot com.

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Tutoring Student Makes National Merit Semi Finalist

Posted on 22nd September 2010 in Tampa PSAT Tutoring

A student that I worked with on the reading and writing portions of the PSAT has become a semi finalist in the race for a National Merit Scholarship.

How cool is that?

He started out brilliant and out-worked the competition. I wish him the very best of luck and pray that he becomes a National Merit Scholar.

On the same day that I got some bad news, this bit of good news really gave me a lift.

Eric Anderson is a writing and reading tutor in Wesley Chapel, FL. Reach him at 813.787.8959 or at Tampa tutor at Tampa bay dot rr dot com.

Good Resource for SAT and ACT Students Wanting to Learn Vocabulary and Word Roots

Posted on 9th September 2010 in Tampa ACT Preparation, Tampa SAT Preparation

One of my favorite web services is Stumble Upon.  In my spare time, I like to see what new things that I can find on the web in my areas of interest.

A few days ago, I stumbled upon a good flashcard site for students studying for the SAT and ACT.

http://www.flashcardexchange.com/

Although the sets are of varying quality, I found a few good ones, especially in the area of word roots.

If you are doing some last minute cramming for the vocabulary parts of the SAT and ACT, you might find it useful. It looks like you can study the cards on the site for free.

Let me know what you think!

Eric Anderson is an English and history tutor. He lives in Wesley Chapel and tutors students in Wesley Chapel, New Tampa and surrounding communities. Reach him at 813.787.8959.

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Tampa English Tutor Finds Must Have Toy

Posted on 3rd September 2010 in Tampa English Tutor

I was tutoring a student in Cheval in North Tampa yesterday. He’s a great kid with some very cool toys.

I’ve always been a PC, but I really liked using his Apple i-Pad.

We were working together on a writing assignment that required a little research, and I used the i-Pad to browse the web.

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Image created by Chad Kainz and licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 Generic.

Nice. Fast. A lot easier to tote than a laptop.

Having one would also be very useful to look up ISBNs when I’m treasure hunting in used bookstores.

Of course, an i-Pad would be cool to use when I’m tutoring SAT or ACT.

Eric Anderson is a Tampa Language Arts tutor in New Tampa, Carrollwood, and Wesley Chapel. He tutors students of all ability levels. Reach him at Tampa tutor at Tampa bay dot rr dot com or by calling 813.787.8959.

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