THE 1ST ONE HUNDRED!

A few days ago, I wrote about the Cell Phone to the Rescue. Today I am asking our readers to help us find the 1st One Hundred! Do you know any young person who is willing to fight to be among the best in the world. We have set up a series of Tutoring Activities Online and By Cellphone.

Please refer them to us.

Our E Mail is at achieveintern@gmail.com

Our Phone Contact is at 425 802 8392

You can reach us by Snail Mail at 13434 NE 16th Street, Suite 210 Bellevue WA 98005

The following program are set to begin:

ACHIEVAR’S SAT FOCUS GROUP

This is for young people in Senior Secondary School and recent graduates who are interested in taking the American University Entrance Test SAT. You can learn more about SAT from http://www.collegeboard.com.  Achievar’s SAT FOCUS GROUP will consist of a small group of High School Students. They will be prepared by experienced teachers who are based in the USA

Cost for 13 Weeks Study Package – $150.00

ACHIEVAR’S STUDY HALL

This is a systematic program that will last for 4 hours every Saturday and prepare students in the Basics of English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Economics. This program will hybridise West African Higher Secondary School program with American K 9 – 12 Curriculum. The Study Hall will be taught by people who have gone through both systems – the African curriculum and the Western curriculum. The Study Hall System will be conducted by Volunteers but Parents and Guardians are encouraged to donate $30.00 for the 13 Weeks of Instruction.

SUGGESTED DONATION: $30.00

 

ACHIEVERS SAT FOCUS GROUP PROGRAM
FALL  2010 – Syllabus for English

Book: Gruber’s Complete SAT Guide 2011 by Gary Gruber Ph.D

About Dr. Gruber (Worth Reading!) http://www.drgarygruber.com/drgruberstory.htm

Instructor: Sue Rothenberg, MA

9/17     LESSON ONE

            –Verbal Ability diagnostic test pp. 4-5 – review score

            –Vocabulary diagnostic test pp. 6-8 – review score

 9/20     LESSON TWO

            –Reading comprehension diagnostic test pp. 9, questions 37-42

            –Reading comprehension diagnostic test pp. 9-10, questions 43-48

            –Reading comprehension diagnostic test pp. 10-11, questions 49-56

 9/24     LESSON THREE

            –Critical Reading, p 24, questions 1-7

            –Writing, p.26, questions 1-4

 9/27     LESSON FOUR

–Sentence Completion Strategies – pp. 116-117, examples 1-6

–Sentence Completion Strategies – pp. 117-118, examples 1-6

–Sentence Completion Strategies – pp. 119-120, examples 1-6

–Sentence Completion Strategies – pp. 121-122, examples 1-6

 10/1     LESSON FIVE

            –Critical Reading Strategies – pp. 131-139

10/4     LESSON SIX

            –Critical Reading Strategies – pp. 140-145

 10/8     LESSON SEVEN

–Vocabulary Tests 1-20, pp. 408-417

10/11   LESSON EIGHT

–Vocabulary Tests 21-60, pp. 417-433

10/15   LESSON NINE

–Vocabulary Tests 61-100, pp. 434-450

10/16   LESSON TEN

–Vocabulary Tests 71-100, pp. 434-450

10/18   LESSON ELEVEN

–Parts of Speech – p. 457

            –Clauses and Phrases – p.460

–The Sentence and Its Parts – p. 463

10/22   LESSON TWELVE

            –Verbs, Nouns, Pronouns – pp. 469-479

10/25   LESSON THIRTEEN

            –More about Verbs – pp. 480-490

10/29 and 11/1 – NO CLASSES

11/5     LESSON FOURTEEN

            –Mood and Voice – pp. 491-493

            –Modifiers – pp. 494-503

11/8     LESSON FIFTEEN

            –Connectives and Usage – pp. 504-512

11/12   LESSON SIXTEEN

            –SAT Writing/Essay – pp 517-532

            –Other Types of Writing on the SAT Writing Test: Identifying Errors, Improving Sentences and

Paragraphs – pp. 523-541 

11/15   LESSON SEVENTEEN

            –SAT Practice Test 1, Section 7- pp. 584-589

11/19   LESSON EIGHTEEN

            –SAT Practice Test 1, Sections 9 &10 pp. 595-600

11/22   LESSON NINETEEN

            –Essay

11/26   LESSON TWENTY

            –SAT Practice Test 2, Sections 4 & 5, pp. 666-676

11/29   LESSON TWENTY

–SAT practice test 2, Section 7, pp. 683-688; Sections 9 & 10, pp. 694-699

12/3     LESSON TWENTY-ONE

            –SAT Practice Test 3, Sections 7 & 8, pp. 782 -787; 9 &10, pp. 791-797

12/6     LESSON TWENTY-TWO

            –SAT Practice Test 4, Sections 4 & 5, pp. 865-876; Section 7, pp. 881-886

12/10   LESSON TWENTY-THREE

–SAT Practice Test 5, Sections 4 & 5. pp. 962-972; Section 7. pp. 978-981; Section 9 & 10, pp. 989-994

12/13   LESSON TWENTY-FOUR

            –Review

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Trying Something New- Cellphone to the Rescue of Global Educatonal Initiative!

It is easy to bemoan what we do not have while right within our reach is something that can be used as an alternative. For more than 5 years I have wondered at how we in the West can “touch flesh” with our junior ones in schools in Africa. How can we deploy the advantages of new technologies all around us?

You can imagine my frustration….! Years and years of searching for the right video program for a synchronous interaction. Years and years of point bank failure – especially in Nigeria. The web just does not work! Somebody put it this way, “When you type Yahoo.com, it is so slow that you go out and get yourself a loaf of bread., by the time you come back, “YA” will appear. You go back and get yourself the egg, tea and milk to support the loaf of bread, then the “HOO” will appear; finally, you go back and fried the egg and by the time you finish frying the egg and eating a good breakfast, the “.COM” will appear.

Video? Forget about it,it does not exist for most: Except on CELLPHONES!

CELLPHONES! Cellphones have revolutionised the way A

frica lives and works. See the Video from Kenya below:

The simple question is this… Can we deploy this powerful toolin Education? My thoughts are very simple… take the old correspondence education and bring it into a new age… Send Pre recorded video to Students who will play it on their widely available computer and then get on the Cell phone to speak with a mentor Facilitator about the episode that they have watched.

This is a bold experiment… We are not afraid to fail. But what if we succeed? What if students actually learn better? What if their comprehension of subject matter increases? What if their teachers are encouraged? What if there is more appreciation of the subject matter becomes better?

WHAT IF? We are trying to find this out with the following Partners:

i. Hope Orphanage Lagos, Nigeria

ii. Concerned Christian Community of Monrovia Liberia

ii. Muyoya Orphanage in Silwezi Zambia

iv. Methodist High School in Ilesa Nigeria.

v. Bomi Community College, Monrovia, Liberia

Good  People,Pray for us!

Dr. Ajiboye, Bellevue WA

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Hello World! This is A Human Right Issue!!!!!!!

It is a Human Rights Issue! I am writing about Equal Access to quality Education and I believe strongly that it must be treated as a Human Right Issue.  Unequal Access is like a huge prison door. It shuts out the light of understanding and progress to so many. Good people of our world must rise up and work together to make quality education a RIGHT for all our Citizens!

Enough of governments mouthing platitudes, enough of the privileged foisting pretenses, let us get real hard action and do something. If Cuba can educate ALL its citizens, any Nation in the world can do the same. All it takes is the Will and the commitment. We must walk the talk, to change our world.

Mae Jameson is the first African American woman in space. I make bold to say that there are many Mae-s whose classroom right now is under a Neem tree in Africa. There are many Maes on the streets of the big Cities of USA, whose dream has been dashed for lack of opportunity. Can we do something about that?  

Before I end, look at this class, see the great work the Teacher is doing in east Africa! Ask yourself if you are in the West… How does she cope…? Ask a further Question… How can I be of Help?

A TRIP TO SOLWEZI

Before I end this week, let me share with you what my friend Regina de Zoete of Vancouver CA is spearheading in Siolwezi Zambia. in the Border between Tanzania, Congo, and Zambia is the quiet town of Solwezi. Regina’s father – a Pastor started taking in Children many years ago. He died and left Regina the responsibility of continuing with the mission. This simple woman, a Nurse, with a few other friends take care of a mind-boggling 800 Children! They house them, train them Feed them, keep them in School… True the government of  helps but how much help? Can you imagine that…800 children… 1, 2, 3, 4 100, 300, 500…….800! Regina is doing it, with her friends! YES WE CAN! If you want to reach Regina, link with her on Muyoyah Orphanage’s website… http://muyoyahmf.org/

 A CLASS IN PROGRESS AT MUYOYAH

 MINI MAP OF SOLWEZI ZAMBIA

 

So My name is Sayo I live in Bellevue WA, a quiet town in the pacific Northwest of the USA. Please let me know what you think about what we have written. Do leave your comments

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