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Old 08-24-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Hi, I am good at math and physics and looking into becoming a math and physics tutor here in the US. I am from another country so I am not familiar with the school system here. Where should I get started? I guess I have a couple questions in mind:

Do I need to gain some kind of certificate to start tutoring?
Where do I get the text books currently used in school?
After I get familiar with the text books, how do I know what are the important points the schools are teaching?

Any help or hint would be great! Thanks~
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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1) Visit (in person!) a few local high schools and (ask how to) introduce yourself to the math and physics faculty there. They'll ask you a few questions to be sure you're reasonably qualified and should be willing to make some introductions. This will probably go easier at private schools.

2) There are probably organized tutoring companies near you as well. Apply for a job.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:12 PM
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Location: New Jersey
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You don't need any certificate to tutor, you just need to get your name out there. You can ask local schools if you can post a little flyer with your name and number as a tutor. Many schools also give away old books and you could start there. As for the specific information, you can ask your student for a syllabubs on the first tutoring day and that will guide you.

Note: if you are from a different county and here on a work visa, tutoring for money may be a problem. You should check with an immigration lawyer on this issue.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Nipomo
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Can anyone answer this question:

It says write word or phrase that completes the question. But this doesnt always apply to each question.

There are 750 incoming freshmen attending a college this fall. A researcher wishes to send questionaires to a sample of 30 of them to complete regarding their drinking habits. Select the numbers of the first five freshmen who belong to the simple random question.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Nipomo
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Can anyone answer this question:

It says write word or phrase that completes the question. But this doesnt always apply to each question.

There are 750 incoming freshmen attending a college this fall. A researcher wishes to send questionaires to a sample of 30 of them to complete regarding their drinking habits. Select the numbers of the first five freshmen who belong to the simple random question.

Thanks for the help!
Numbers are 16348 76938 90169 51392 55887 71015 09209 79157

And from what I gather I think it would be:

16, 16, 13, 10, 15. 09, 20, 15, 7
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:35 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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To be good in math and physics are not anough! Are you ready to wirk with kids?))) That is the question!
Really?
The OP asked about this FIVE years ago, and that is your advice to him?
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