Now is the time to start going back over old chapters and concepts you may have forgotten. Finals are a double edged sword. On the one edge if you do well the 20% towards your semester grade could boost your grade up. However, on the other edge, if they are taken too lightly you can just as easily slide down a letter grade. Here's the secret in case you don't know it already- Finals aim to be comprehensive, but given the limited time to take the test, only the key concepts are focused on not the minutiae. So, knowing this, go back over your old quizzes, tests, chapter reviews in the book, and do the study guide(twice) that your teacher gives you. Focus on the core topics first then dig deeper into the finer details.
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
I had an experience this past weekend that I'd like to share with those that follow my blog here. I was reminded of how tutoring is an investment. Tutoring is an investment of a student's and family's time, effort, and money. One of my long time students recently informed me that they got admitted into all the top schools: U of M, MSU, Stanford, and many more. Not only that, but they were admitted with sizable scholarships too! They decided upon a school that provided them with a full scholarship including books, a computer, and admittance into the medical scholar program(meaning that they were already admitted and guaranteed their seat in medical school). They were very committed to the tutoring and their efforts and investment really paid off. His mother informed me that I played a big part in her student's success and it was nice to hear such a nice compliment.
(Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
Helping students succeed in math for over 15 years. Individualized attention makes the difference!