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All Ages & All Levels
All Abilities of Learning

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TUTOR CODE OF ETHICS:
  1. I will keep all information about the student whom I am assigned confidential.
  2. I will be on time for tutoring appointments, not only out of courtesy, but to be a good example for my student to follow.
  3. I will maintain accurate records of tutoring sessions as expected and required.
  4. I will give honest feedback to the student I serve and will not insult him or her with false hope or empty flattery.
  5. I will show respect for my student's cultural background and personal value system.
  6. I understand that my role as a tutor is to never do the student's work for him or her. I encourage my students to develop personal responsibility and integrity.
  7. I recognize that I may not have all the answers to student questions. In this event, I will seek assistance in finding the correct information.
  8. I will respect my student's personal dignity at all times and work to promote the student's self-esteem.
  9. I understand that my ultimate goal is to assist my student to become an independent learner.
  10. I understand that my relationship to the student is professional and not personal.


Workbooks:

CHEMISTRY  

1.  Chemistry: Concepts & Problems. A self-teaching Guide, 2nd Ed., 1996  ISBN:  0471121207

2.  Chemistry: Success in 20 Minutes a Day, Learning Express Skill Builders, 2005 ISBN:  1-57685-484-1

                                

PSAT PREP      

1.  PAST/NMSQT 13th Edition, Published by Barron's

Books:

The Seven Best Things Smart Teens Do
By John C. Friel, Linda D. Friel, Linda Friel

How to Negotiate with Kids: Even When You Think You Shouldn't: 7 Essential Skills to End Conflict and Bring More Joy into Your Family
By Scott Brown

Encyclopedia Britannica
(The Complete Encyclopedia is a great resouce for any serious student)

Becoming a Master Student
By Dave Ellis, Dean Mancina, Doug Toft (Editor)

101 Great Books


SAT:

The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT�

(Prepare with the only book of SAT practice tests created by the test maker.)


On-line Resources:

Multilingual Glossary Dictornary of mathematical terms. This is an excellent tool for learning the language of mathmatics.


Word WizardsWord Wizards
Writing can be a fussy process � sometimes it is as smooth as melted butter and sometimes it feels like pulling teeth. Word Wizards is dedicated to helping you out of your writing binds by providing lots of helpful grammar tools, writing guides, and translation programs. So whatever your writing query, Word Wizards is bound to have an answer!


Webster's Dictionary Search Form

http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ARTFL/forms_unrest/webster.form.html

Research Strategy

Project Bartleby - the public library on the Internet

World Wide Web Virtual Library

The Awsome Library

The Awesome Library - Math

The Awesome Library - Science

The Awesome Library - Spanish

Center for Critical Thinking

Cyberkids

Gomath.com -- FREE MATH ON-LINE TUTORING SERVICES open http://www.gomath.com/ in new window

Help with Advanced Mathematics:

Mathematical Analysis
Analysis Course at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
http://www.math.unl.edu/~webnotes/home/home.htm

Integral Calculus
Type in a mathematical expression and let Maethematica find its indefinite integral for you. This is great for checking calculus homework and becoming farmiliar with a very powerful program.  http://integrals.wolfram.com/

Linear Algebra
Some test problems for courses in linear algebra and precalculus are available for those who are not Vanderbilt students. For a fee, you can obtain complete course materials.
http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~msapir/cgi-bin/visit.cgi

Mathematical Atlas--Encyclopedia of Areas of Mathematics
Covers many areas of math and contains lots of useful information for the serious math student.
Choose from a list of subject headings
http://www.math.niu.edu/~rusin/known-math/index/

Free Math Software and Shareware:

Windows Shareware:  http://passtheshareware.com/.  Many free programs to choose from. Including Algebra One on One.

XyAlbebra:
downloaded at http://www.xyalgebra.org/. This oustanding program, teaches and tests understanding of first-year algebra.  All basic algebra classes at the City College of New York are taught using this program.


Free Math Education Archives:
These web sites provide links to many additional math education web sites.

These collections represent only what we believe are the best Internet resources for each topic. For more exhaustive lists, or to conduct searches for materials that match your specific needs, try the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library and its Math Topics page. http://mathforum.org/math.topics.html

Math Archives:   http://archives.math.utk.edu/

The Educator's Reference Desk:  http://www.eduref.org/index.shtml

A Catalog of Mathematics Resources on the WWW and the Internet: This is truly an amazing array of information! http://mthwww.uwc.edu/wwwmahes/files/math01.htm


Educational Fun & Games

    Math Games is a great place to practice your multiplication and memorization skills. The key is to mentally program yourself so that when you see the problem you immediately say the answer, with calculating. Go a head and give it a try.

    Oatmeal Box Pinhole Photography  is a fun and exciting way to learn about photography, science and the world around us. This site teaches you how to build a pinhole camera, use it, and develop pictures. This is a great way to learn about invention, innovation, mechanics, physics, chemistry, and much more. Good luck and have fun in building your very own camera!


    Easy Street's Spelling Bee 

    If you love to spell this is the game for you! You can only use the letters on the right and bottom sides of the board for your words. Choose a letter by clicking the flower on the opposite end (left flowers for the right side, top flowers for the bottom), when you have the word you want just click "Buzz In" and watch your points add up!



Homeschooling + Public Schooling = Comprehensive Schooling

    At GreatTutoring we believe that your child's education is the top priority. Homeschooling is a great way to compliment your child's education in addition to the traditional curriculum of the public school. Homeschooling can be a powerful tool for transforming your home into an exciting learning environment for your child and help your child build their talents and lifelong learning interests.

"Give Your Child All the Benefits of a Complete Education"

Work collaboratively on a reading, language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies project by e-mail or over the Internet. New projects created by teachers are added each month! http://www.eduplace.com/projects/


Search this extensive collection of children's book activities by title, author name, or topic/theme. Each TeacherView submitted by a classroom or homeschool teacher includes a review of the book and favorite classroom activities that extend the literature.
http://www.eduplace.com/tview/

Excellent Homeschooling Resources

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling
A complete homeschooling community and portal site with articles, chat, boards, events, kids' sites, links to learning materials, support groups and laws worldwide. http://www.gomilpitas.com/homeschooling/

National Home Education Network
NHEN is a national non-profit organization with an extensive Web site of information and resources for homeschooling families, including special sections for new homeschoolers and homeschooling teens. http://www.nhen.org

Jon's Homeschool Resource Page
This site is considered by many homeschoolers to be the definitive homeschool resource. Jon's Homeschool Resource Page includes the following features: A Frequently Asked Question file full of resources for the beginning homeschooling parent, links to online newsgroups and mailing lists for homeschoolers, lists of local support groups and organizations, links to homeschoolers' home pages, and information about offline homeschooling resources. http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/#Resources

Kaleidoscapes
This page features Web-based bulletin boards/discussion forums for homeschoolers to exchange ideas and discuss home education issues. Main discussion categories are: Curriculum Tips, Science Board, Home Education Calendar, Unit Studies, Tips on Legal Compliance, College Board, and a board for Homeschooling Special Needs Children. This site is a "Homeschool Top 5% Website."
http://www.kaleidoscapes.com

Home Education's Homeschooling Information and Resource Pages
Here you will find homeschooling information "for everyone from the slightly curious to the veteran activist." Information is available on Homeschooling Magazines and Books, Resource Catalogs, Correspondence Programs and Schools, Support Groups, Organizations, and State Laws and Regulations. You can read articles from Home Education Magazine, or download the current issue. This site is sponsored by Home Education Press, publishers of Home Education Magazine. http://www.home-ed-magazine.com

The Mining Company's Homeschooling Page
This page contains many articles on homeschooling issues, links to homeschooling resources, and a discussion board. Other features include: Explorations for Kids, Help Getting Started, Regional Info, Curriculum, and New Links. http://homeschooling.miningco.com/

Finding Homeschool Support on the Internet
This site is terrific for finding homeschool support on the Internet. It provides links to E-Mail Interest Groups, Chats, Message Boards, Newsgroups, National, State and Local Support Groups, and many other online resources. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8259/






101 Great Books

Recommended for College-Bound Readers

It's a good idea to talk to your parents, librarians, teachers, and counselor about your reading list. They can help you choose the best books for you from among your many options.

Author Title
-- Beowulf
Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart
Agee, James A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin, James Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul The Adventures of Augie March
Bront, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Bront, Emily Wuthering Heights
Camus, Albert The Stranger
Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chaucer, Geoffrey The Canterbury Tales
Chekhov, Anton The Cherry Orchard
Chopin, Kate The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness
Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage
Dante Inferno
de Cervantes, Miguel Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles A Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre The Three Musketeers
Eliot, George The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo Selected Essays
Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox The Good Soldier
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Faust
Golding, William Lord of the Flies
Hardy, Thomas Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter
Heller, Joseph Catch 22
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms
Homer The Iliad
Homer The Odyssey
Hugo, Victor The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik A Doll's House
James, Henry The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry The Turn of the Screw
Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kafka, Franz The Metamorphosis
Kingston, Maxine Hong The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird
Lewis, Sinclair Babbitt
London, Jack The Call of the Wild
Mann, Thomas The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel Garca One Hundred Years of Solitude
Melville, Herman Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur The Crucible
Morrison, Toni Beloved
O'Connor, Flannery A Good Man is Hard to Find
O'Neill, Eugene Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George Animal Farm
Pasternak, Boris Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan Selected Tales
Proust, Marcel Swann's Way
Pynchon, Thomas The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria All Quiet on the Western Front
Rostand, Edmond Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry Call It Sleep
Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William Hamlet
Shakespeare, William Macbeth
Shakespeare, William A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet
Shaw, George Bernard Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein
Silko, Leslie Marmon Ceremony
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Sophocles Antigone
Sophocles Oedipus Rex
Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wrath
Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels
Thackeray, William Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David Walden
Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace
Turgenev, Ivan Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Voltaire Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith The House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora Collected Stories
Whitman, Walt Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar The Picture of Dorian Gray
Williams, Tennessee The Glass Menagerie
Woolf, Virginia To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard Native Son