Traditional Education Models May Discourage Creativity If this past year has brought us anything, it’s shown us that the world can drastically change before our eyes–and we need to be ready. Creativity is key here—how we [...]
Thanksgiving. I think of hours spent over a turkey (which, in reality, we never finish). I think of my Grandma drinking (maybe one too many glasses of) champagne like a pro. I think of mashing potatoes [...]
Life can get super busy, and it can feel like there’s not nearly enough time for everything—like meal prep. For both parents and students, the school week can get hectic, and many of us prioritize certain [...]
Ser and estar: a classically challenging plight for Spanish learners. Conjugations can be difficult, and ser vs. estar is a particularly hard one. The two verbs seem to overlap, but ~technically~ always have differences. There are [...]
You studied all night–no, you studied all week–going over and over each geometric formula and drilling the characteristics of each shape into your brain. As soon as you wake up, though, you’re flooded with fear and [...]
You’re at your desk with a fresh cup of coffee, ready to get cracking on the long–and fascinating, as your teacher put it–physics worksheet that’s due bright and early the next day. But then your phone [...]
By Sona Shah, MPP's Chief Empowerment Officer As I joined the last-minute frenzy of frantic parents & children snatching up the few remaining backpacks & binders left in the Target "Back to School" aisles, I couldn’t [...]
Interviewed by: Cassidy, Administrative Liaison at My Private Professor Meet our amazing tutor, Matthew I., and learn about what got him into tutoring, how he feels about the challenges facing education, and some tips on how [...]
When students reach 3rd and 4th grade level math, they will begin to learn multiplication and division, two of the most essential mathematical operations. Students will also learn how to use these operations for learning other [...]
“Let me get this straight. You gave up your career as a lawyer to tutor kids?” “You cannot focus on giving back until you’ve made enough money first.” “This will never work.” Add a quizzical look, [...]
As students hurriedly attempt to finish their assignments or exams, students can make some crucial mistakes due to misinterpretations. For example, students may have calculated the volume of a beach ball instead of its surface area [...]
By Seyi K., MPP Tutor Professor Segun Gbadegesin was positioned in the Department of Philosophy at Howard University from 1992 through 2016, when he retired. He has always been dedicated to the growth and significant development [...]
By Karly B., MPP Tutor You’ve made it to college. Congratulations! Starting college is a big accomplishment and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Maybe you think that you can navigate college without the disability support you received [...]
By Tiffany W., MPP Tutor So you've decided to take the ACT. After making your way through the English, science, mathematics, and reading sections of the exam, you've still got one more hurdle to jump over: [...]
By Karly B., MPP Tutor Test-optional or test-blind? These two terms appear frequently in discussions surrounding college admissions during the pandemic. What’s the difference between them and what are the implications for college applicants this year? [...]
By Seyi K., MPP Tutor Reading is essential in the development of any person’s psychological, academic and emotional development. I became an avid reader in middle school and it quickly became one of my hobbies. When [...]
By Katherine McCarthy, When kids think of summer, one of the first things that often comes to their mind is the absence of school. Summer is associated with warm weather, beach days, picnics and of course [...]
By Seyi Kaja-Gbadegesin, MPP Tutor When I first heard about COVID-19, it was certainly not something to which I was giving much attention. Hey, it was seemingly causing some serious issues in China, but it would [...]
At My Private Professor, we receive many requests for students seeking one-on-one tutoring for foreign languages such as Spanish, French, and Mandarin. We meet students where they are. Whether you're starting in French 1 or trying [...]
When I was applying to New York University’s dramatic writing program, I knew that the essay portion of my application would be especially important. My submitted pieces would be read by amazing writers who would determine [...]
Our children spend approximately 180 days a year under the stewardship of their teachers. In California, students spend an average of 5-7 hours every weekday in school. During this time, we entrust teachers to nurture our [...]
Dear high school students & parents, we are in the midst of uncharted terrain right now when it comes to schools closing, remote learning, & planning ahead for college. But there’s no need to light any [...]
One week into helping my children navigate remote learning with their respective schools while simultaneously trying to coordinate free online tutoring sessions to help students while schools are closed, I found a moment to hit pause [...]
Earlier this year, My Private Professor kicked off a Grants for Teachers Challenge in which we matched all funds raised by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation for two weeks to support innovative grants for teachers in [...]
We are pleased to sponsor 50 hours of tutoring to homeless youth through the nonprofit Schools on Wheels this year. School on Wheels provides academic tutoring to children living in shelters, motels, cars, group foster homes [...]
My Private Professor is delighted to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast & its College Bound program, which prepares children for high school graduation, college enrollment and successful adulthood through daily academic [...]
My Private Professor is pleased to share that our donations have covered 28 mentoring hours for students through the nonprofit CollegeSpring, a national nonprofit that gives students from low-income backgrounds the academic skills and mentoring they [...]
We are excited to announce that, starting March 1, for every hour of tutoring that we provide, we will make a donation in support of academic resources for underserved youth. Since its inception, My Private Professor [...]
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