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Portola Valley, CA, is an incorporated town in western California. It is in the San Mateo County and has a population of 4,400 residents. This town is one of the wealthiest in the country, with an average household income of $244,700.

Woodside High School, in Woodside, is the primary High School students in the valley attend. It is served by the Sequoia Union High School District. An enthusiastic Portola Valley tutor is eager to help you in your private test prep instruction, whether the tutoring session is in-home or online. Are you hoping to go to an elite university after High School? it's possible for you in Portola Valley, CA. Stanford University, in Stanford, ranks in the top five best higher education institutions in the United States. Attending Stanford University will set your future up for a lot of success. Another excellent college near the valley is Menlo College, which is in the top 10 colleges in the region. Perhaps Santa Clara University is the college for you, as it is ranked in the top five best colleges in the West by US News and World Report. A Portola Valley, CA, tutor can offer you private instruction, through either online or in-home tutoring sessions, to help with your test prep and try to get into your top school choice.

There are several attractions in Portola Valley for you to enjoy. Visit the Portola Valley Town Center for a variety of events and activities to take part in. The Center has a cozy library with free Wi-Fi access, a children's room, a Community Hall where various classes for all ages are held and can be rented for special events, and more. Outside the Center is a plethora of fields for the community to use, including baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, and a playground for children. One of the most beautiful views in the Portola Valley can be accessed by trekking the Windy Hill Preserve trails. The preserve is 1,335 acres, and dogs are allowed on all but two specific trails. Biking is permitted on specific trails, as well. The Preserve is known for being great for kite flying because of the breeze that comes through. People are also allowed to hang glide, paraglide, and remote control glide by obtaining a special activity permit, which is a great Saturday afternoon trip with some friends.

Don't fret about studying for that big test; instead, look for some help. To potentially improve your score on that important exam, take advantage of an online and in-person tutoring session with a Portola Valley tutor who is skilled in test prep for students at all levels. Portola Valley, CA, tutors are available to students in the area.

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Recent Portola Valley Tutoring Session Notes

Tutoring review by Angi in Portola Valley, CA
The student had a workbook that we worked through. I looked through the notebook and practiced some of the concepts that I saw in the book. We practiced PEMDAS, comparing fractions, dividing, rounding, place value, and changing fractions to decimals. It was a great session.
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Tutoring review by Juan in Portola Valley, CA
We reviewed completing the square method, doing different problems until the student got the hang of it, and I checked a few problems he had worked out on polynomial multiplication and division. We briefly reviewed synthetic division and finding roots, then moved on to rational functions.
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Tutoring review by Patrick in Portola Valley, CA
We reviewed the practice the student did for homework, and continued through the remainder of a practice Algebra 2/ Trigonometry exam. Went to the student's workbook to review transformations and applied problems involving vectors and parallelograms. I advised her on time management strategies for the real test - tackling the problems she knows how to do, skipping the rest and coming back to them later. I believe she'll not only pass, but make a score over 80%.
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Tutoring review by Matthew in Portola Valley, CA
We spent the session reviewing for an upcoming exam focusing on trigonometry. We began the session reviewing how to evaluate trig functions given either the value of a single trig function, an angle, or a point on a ray. While the student initially struggled with these problems, it seemed primarily due to the amount of time that had lapsed since she had worked on them, as with a bit of direction she quickly became comfortable with them again. Most of the session was spent working on graphing trig functions or deriving a function from a graph. We made major progress with these problems, and she seemed comfortable with the problems by session's end. I recommended she continue working on the handout given by her instructor and also work out some graphing problems in her textbook to keep in practice.
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Tutoring review by Jerilynn in Portola Valley, CA
We started going through the review packet for the midterm exam. We reviewed evaluating limits by simplifying and by recognizing the limit definition of a derivative at a point. We practiced sketching a graph using information about the first and second derivative. We practiced finding related rates for a word problem as well as finding the approximate value of an integral from a table of values. We went over the mean value theorem and Rolle's theorem for a continuous function on a closed interval. We also looked at setting up an integral to find the area between a curve and the x-axis and talked about what having infinity as one of the limits of integration means. Lastly, we reviewed properties of taking integrals of even and odd functions. The student is doing well solving limits by simplifying and we made sure to go over how to recognize the limit definition for a derivative. He is also doing well sketching and working with graphs of functions.
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Tutoring review by Susan in Portola Valley, CA
The student has a daily reading log. We're working on making sure he reads the questions carefully before writing. This is important so he's learning the correct reading response skills such as - making connections and writing with enough details / answering the whole question.
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