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In Defense of Reading

“I don’t read.” Whether I’m teaching English or test prep, I hear this statement from students again and again. When I find the rare student who delights in reading, I’m thrilled. But why the near-universal resistance to reading? We could look into the societal and technological ... Read More

 

Choosing the Right SAT Subject Tests

During the test preparation process, the sheer number of tests and test dates can be overwhelming. Here at AJ, we have an expert knowledge of college entrance exams and can help you navigate the journey. Here’s a brief guide to one test (the SAT Subject Test, or SAT II) and how students can ... Read More

 

Improving Analytical Thinking in English Class

English students face many challenges unique to the humanities classroom. From reading books whose relevance remains elusive to in-class writing projects where rubrics prompt fear and trembling, the young writer enrolled in a Bay Area English course has myriad reasons to seek tutoring. The ... Read More

 

Incorporating Feedback

What is feedback? Feedback is information and advice provided either to help inform current work or to help you reflect on work you have already done. Feedback is an essential element of the learning process. It allows students to reflect on their learning, clarify areas where they can improve, ... Read More

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