Last Monday, one of my most pleasurable tutoring experiences came to an end--my 8-year old student returned with her mother to their home in Korea. For part of July and entire month of August we met in a public library three times a week for 1.5-hour sessions.
Her mother wanted to concentrate on writing, public speaking, spelling, and American/English expressions, sayings, and idioms.
I'm now helping a French-American student write her personal "Statement of Interest and Intentions." This will be part of her online application for admission as an undergraduate into the University of Washington. She wants to transfer there from another
college. I have helped three other students write similar statements for admission to Indiana University (business school); Parsons...
So far, most of my English students have needed help with writing. Several also worked with me on reading, editing and speech. Of course, whatever the English application, it involves vocabulary, grammar, spelling, punctuation, idioms, syntax, pronunciation,
penmanship, and more. My students have ranged from 8-year olds to middle-aged adults in graduate school doing properly annotated research...