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Ser and Estar: Mastering Spanish Conjugations

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 [...]

November 18th, 2021|Categories: Education, Spanish|Tags: , , |

How to Reduce Test Anxiety

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 [...]

November 8th, 2021|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Community, Covid, Education|Tags: , , |

How Does Social Media Affect Academic Performance?

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 [...]

November 1st, 2021|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Welcome Back to School, Friends!

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 [...]

September 20th, 2021|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Community, Education, Online Tutoring, Orange County, Tutoring|

Tutor Spotlight: Matthew I – University of California, Irvine

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 [...]

August 25th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

I Am Not Throwin’ Away My Shot

“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, [...]

Office Hours: An Interview with Dr. Segun Gbadegesin

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 [...]

February 26th, 2021|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Education|

Tips for Writing Persuasive Essays

By Seyi K., MPP Tutor Persuasive essays are an essential literacy skill that can be the difference between success and failure in a wide variety of fields.  When I was in high school, my mind was [...]

January 12th, 2021|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Education, Orange County, Tutoring|

Navigating Disability Accommodations in College

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 [...]

January 3rd, 2021|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Education, Orange County|

College Conundrums: Should College Seniors Apply for MA or PhD Programs?

By Karly B., MPP Tutor You’ve made it to senior year and decided that you want to go to graduate school, but should you apply for MA programs? PhD? Both? MA and PhD programs present some [...]

December 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pandemic College Admissions and Equitable Approaches to College Admissions

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? [...]

November 18th, 2020|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Uncategorized|

Five Tutoring Strategies to Increase Relevance in Online Learning

By Karly B., MPP Tutor Imagine being thrown into a foreign country where you don’t understand the language or culture. You don’t know how to ask for food or where to get local currency. You find [...]

Battling COVID-19 as a College Student

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 [...]

August 14th, 2020|Categories: Community, Covid Quarantine, Education, Tutoring|

Top 5 Most Useful Apps to Gain Knowledge During the Pandemic: A Student’s Perspective

By Sophie, MPP Student Staff Writer We all know that in order to learn efficiently, it is helpful to make learning fun. Now apps are the epitome of making learning fun and easy for kids. Now [...]

July 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

8 Steps For Mastering A Foreign Language

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 [...]

Crushing The College Admission Essay

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 [...]

May 26th, 2020|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Covid Quarantine, Education, Tutoring|Tags: |

The Best Way To Support Our Students? Support Their Teachers

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 [...]

8 Bombshell Changes For The SAT, ACT, & College Admissions

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 [...]

April 20th, 2020|Categories: Covid Quarantine, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Our Grants for Teachers Challenge raised $10,000 in funding for innovative programs!

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 [...]

December 6th, 2019|Categories: Charity|

50 Hours of Tutoring Sponsored to Help Homeless Children in Southern California

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 [...]

January 1st, 2019|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Charity, Community|Tags: , , , , |

My Private Professor Supports the College Bound program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast

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 [...]

January 1st, 2019|Categories: Charity, Community, Education|Tags: , , |

28 Mentoring Hours Donated to CollegeSpring

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 [...]

May 6th, 2018|Categories: Academic Enrichment, Charity, Community|Tags: , , , , |

Your One-on-One Sessions Now Have an Even Greater Impact

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 [...]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Community, Tutoring|Tags: , , , , |

3 Essential Facts to Make you a Pro On Your Child’s Testing that You Didn’t Know

If you are noticing that your student has a new spring in his/her step this week, chances are it’s because your student has just finished, or is about to finish, the marathon of testing that has [...]

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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