# HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

## General Philosophy for High School Students

By the time your student is in high school they have a lot of competing priorities that are fighting for their time. In addition to their academics, many students are involved in sports, music, theatre and other community activities. At Morphosi Academy, we recognize that your student needs support on a variety of levels, so we adjust to the needs of each individual student, as to what kind of support we provide to them. It could be quiz and test preparation, reviewing or teaching concepts that are challenging to them, helping them with study skills, papers or projects.

Since most high school students are better at communicating their needs than younger students, we often participate in the role of mentor or guide, in addition to being academic tutors. Keep in mind as well, that we can also prep your student for the ACT or SAT which is explained in further detail on the SAT/ACT section of our website.

## General Skills

- Time management and organization - Our tutors can help students with organizing papers, notes, and binders, and setting goals for homework or ongoing assignments.
- Reading and studying techniques - We can help your student take and use clear and concise notes, work through their textbooks, research and write reports and practice study techniques based on his/her own unique skill set and needs.
- Test-taking strategies and how to overcome test anxiety - We can help each student to learn how to approach multiple choice and essay tests and discuss what might create their anxiety during tests in order to diminish or eliminate their fear.

## English

- General writing skills - Thesis statements, topic sentences, examples and explanation, transitions
- Research paper generation - Prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing
- Paper formatting, footnoting, documentation
- Reading assistance - Analyzing longer reading passages, outlining main and supporting ideas, writing summaries
- Textual analysis - Discussing text read together
- Grammar and usage review/re-teaching
- Assistance in more specific writing skills: Descriptive, compare and contrast, cause and effect and persuasive writing
- Vocabulary practice

## Math

### Algebra I & II

- Symbols and Expressions
- Linear Equations
- Inequalities
- Quadratic Equations
- Complex numbers
- Functions
- Solving systems of equations (two and three variable)
- Algebra of Polynomials
- Matrix operations (add, subtract, multiply)
- Probability

### Geometry

- Angles and lines
- Triangles and quadrilaterals
- Circles and three-dimensional figures
- Similar triangles and transformations
- Advanced triangle applications
- Inductive and deductive reasoning
- Writing proofs

### Trigonometry

- Trigonometric functions
- Graphing trigonometric functions
- Right triangle trigonometry and basic identities
- Law of sines, Law of Cosines
- Oblique triangles
- Trigonometric identities
- Inverse trigonometric functions
- Solving trigonometcric equations
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Polar coordinate system
- Graphs of polar equations
- Conic sections: parabolas, ellipses, hyperbolas
- Parametric equations

### Pre-Calculus

- Sets, sequences, series, number systems, exponents and factoring
- Linear and non-linear equations and inequalities
- Cartesian coordinate system
- Linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions
- Logarithms and exponential functions

### Calculus (High School)

- Limits, continuity
- Rates of change and tangent lines
- Differentiation, techniques and applications
- Maxima and minima
- Estimation techniques
- First-order differential equations
- Basic Integration Techniques

### Calculus (Collegiate)

- Advanced integration techniques
- Length of a curve
- Improper integrals
- Maxima and minima
- Volume by disks and shells
- Series, power and taylor
- Convergence

## Sciences Offered

- Biology
- Chemistry
- Physics