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Depending on the subject matter and student, different methods are obviously necessary. For foreign languages, what has helped me and others is incorporating something fun with the technical aspects (i.e., songs or video clips). Grammar and vocabulary can be tedious, but when shown systematically in recognizable patterns or presented in a way that can be easily drawn on (i.e., rhyming verbs that are irregular), it generally enables the student to recall them more easily.
As for reading and literature, it is a matter of interest and effort. Thinking analytically is not only for scientific subjects, but in the literary field as well, and this is quite useful when looking at texts or preparing essays/papers.
*Just general examples of what I have seen working in classrooms from my personal experiences in high school and college, as well as with classmates and acquaintances.
French - fluent
Japanese - intermediate
Korean - conversational
Chinese - basic
Prior to foreign language and literature study, I was an engineering major for 3 years which satisfied my constant and genuine interest in math and chemistry. The appreciation hasn't been lost and though I was encouraged to continue, I found that I had a natural preference for and excelled even more in picking up and retaining languages rather quickly. This ultimately sealed my decision for my degree and I have been quite content since. Though, I must say that I still do math problems and scientific reading each day and help out when necessary within my own family and circle of friends.
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The first part of Algebra, Algebra 1, is a summary of the ideas learned in the preliminary classes leading up Algebra 1. Depending on the curriculum, this may include the subjects I mentioned in prealgebra and precalculus and beyond that: exponential functions, polynomials, logarithms, etc. However, as a whole, it is an area that focuses on rules of operations and relations with respect to numbers and variables.
Algebra 2, the second part, is usually a continuation of what was learned in Algebra 1 with the introduction of a few new topics, but it is still concerned with relations and operations of numbers and variables. Examples include: vectors, inverse elements, mathematical properties, limits, etc.
English is, in its essence, a combination of study of the English language and its effective implementation when addressing literature. As such, any endeavor in this area must come with the open mind to understand and appreciate English when presented in its various forms and application.
Geography is important to build up general knowledge of the world, at least on a primary level. Consequently, geography study would integrate physical and cultural information in order to provide a wider understanding of the world and what can lead to the perspective of those of other nations.
From the basics of tenses to the complications of word placement and sentence structure, grammar sets the rules that govern our speech and writing in all contexts. A solid foundation in the roots of grammar and understanding of punctuation leaves a great impression in addition to showing a marked level of comprehension and knowledge.
I tutor Beginner to Intermediate including: basic hiragana, basic katakana, essential kanji, etc. I'm continually learning myself, but that has not deterred me from helping others, whether fellow classmates or friends. Regardless of one's prior knowledge of Japanese, or any other Asian language, keeping an open mind, while making connections between languages and taking note of patterns are helpful and essential to grasping the language.
Literature is one way of gaining insight not only into an author's mind, but also the times in which the author lived. Knowing the conditions that led to the creation of any work is essential in understanding potentially overlooked ideas and influences. With this in mind, an openly analytical study of literature is encouraged.
Prealgebra is the foundation that is necessary for even a general understanding of math. It covers subjects areas that are utilized in all math problems, so it is essential to gain a foothold before proceeding with any higher level math. This includes but is not limited to: factorization, types of numbers (integers, negative numbers, etc.), basic arithmetic, roots and powers, and evaluating expressions & equations.
Precalculus may not necessarily involve Calculus, but it certainly includes principles will be applied in Calculus. This includes such potential topics as: inequalities, real & complex numbers, exponential functions, polynomials, sequences, limits, and so much more.
As the subject title implies, proofreading involves reading and rereading texts for grammatical, vocabulary, and punctuation errors. In addition, making sure that the content of these texts are coherent without inconsistencies or vacancies that could hamper understanding is the eventual goal when coupled with the aforementioned efforts.
From basic reading and ABC's to text comprehension - with and without in-depth analysis - what would be covered in here under the umbrella of reading will create a strong foundation to build upon moves up in the schooling system or to improve basic language skills.
Spelling is a favorite subject for some, and understandably so, as it opens one to preliminary knowledge of grammar terms to be understood at a later time. It can be fun and is certainly useful for any situation, regardless of age and status, because it is one of many indicators to the extent of one's education and retained knowledge.
A limited vocabulary, whether in one's native language or a foreign language, can be quite a hindrance in professional and personal dealings. Consequently, it is important to continually expand upon one's vocabulary, as it reflects positively on the individual. This may come in the form of reading, weekly words, or whatever is most compatible with one's learning.
Writing, whether it be a creative effort or literary analysis, is an interesting outlet and insight, depending on the content.
Consequently, understanding how to write in terms of structure, content, and analysis is important to any future written submission - that is the goal in mind when undertaking this.
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