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Math Not Adding Up? Your Guide To Tutoring for Mathematics

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Is Algebra 1 tripping you up and you worry you'll never make it to higher math classes? Did you just realize that your trigonometry class is going over your head or that you might never feel ready for the SAT math section? If so, you might need to consider tutoring for mathematics.

Once thought of as only a tool for struggling learners, tutoring is increasingly popular with students for a number of different reasons. But how can you be sure that math tutoring is a good investment for you? And how can you find a math tutor who suits all your unique needs? Let's take a closer look.

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The FAFSA Questions You'll See on Your Financial Aid Form

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FAFSA questions: College student smiling infront of the school building

You worked your butt off through high school. You studied for every test, turned in every extra credit assignment, and even got yourself an online tutor. So, you deserve to go to the college of your dreams. The only problem: College isn't cheap.

Maybe your family can't afford to help you pay for your dream school. And maybe you're looking at the cost of college, thinking about the loans you'll have to repay, and wondering if it's worth it. Let us assure you, it is.

According to the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, people in their 20s who have a bachelor's degree earn 47% more than people who only have a high school degree. During their lifetime, people with a bachelor's degree earn 73% more. And college grads are 3.5 times less likely to live in poverty.

So, if you want to set yourself up for a more comfortable future, the best decision you can make is to attend college — even if that means taking out student loans. And the first type of loan you should apply for is a federal student loan. Federal student loans have a lower interest rate than private student loans. And you don't need to start repaying federal loans until six months after you graduate, which gives you time to find a job.

To qualify for student loans, you'll need to apply by filling out the FAFSA.

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Stumped at School? 5 Signs You Need a Tutor

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Alex Convery
October 21, 2020

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You might be having a hard time mastering some math concepts that you need to know to get to the next level. Or perhaps your chemistry class is just not clicking. Maybe you just want to learn more about a topic that won't be covered in your current classes. If any of this sounds familiar, you just might need a tutor.

While many people think of tutors as a tool for struggling learners, there are many other reasons why someone might benefit from working with a tutor. Still, the decision to get a tutor is one you should consider carefully. We’ll review five key questions that will help you make a decision.

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How To Hire an Econ Tutor Who Can Help You Make the Grade

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One part social science, one part mathematics, economics can stretch any student’s abilities. Add to that the many subtopics — game theory, political economy, corporate finance, econometrics, and so on — and navigating your economics courses can require you to fumble through a labyrinth of niche subject matter.

With the right economics tutor, however, you can master this complex subject and use it to do anything from developing a business to solving a social problem.

But finding the right econ tutor is key. The right tutor can ignite your enthusiasm for the subject while the wrong one can leave you snoozing into your textbook. So, here's what to consider before signing up for your first tutoring session.

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How To Choose the Best AP Classes for College Applications

Best AP classes: Students in a classroom taking an exam

For high-achieving school students eyeing college applications, course selection could make or break your college admissions decisions. Your high school transcript needs to impress college admissions committees and highlight your areas of interest. This usually includes challenging high school coursework, like honors courses and advanced placement (AP) classes.

But not all AP courses are created equal. You will need to choose your advanced placement classes mindfully if you want to get the most out of them. Here are some factors to weigh as you select your AP course load.

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