Wow!!!!!!! I just cannot believe that Spring Break is almost here!!!!!! Ready...Set...WRITE!!!!!!! Yeah, you heard right! WRITE!!!!!! It's great practice and will strengthen not just your writing skills, but also your reading and grammatical skills. Write about anything - places you visited, people you met - maybe even a Spring Break crush! Write a poem or collection of poems, or keep a journal where you can write and draw - HAVE FUN WITH IT! Writing is not just a job...IT'S AN ADVENTURE!!!!!!!!!!
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Excuses we've all heard: TMH- Too much homework IT- I'm tired TIM- Teacher is mean IDFG- I don't feel good OKDM- Other kids distract me ... The list goes on and on right? Now is the time to get your child/ren back on track by helping them get excited about learning again. Instead of feeling like school is a chore, Break those boring habits by emailing me and I'll tell you more! I look forward to hearing from you soon :-) Ms. Harper http://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/TutoringByTameka
When I teach languages I basically work on the student’s grammar and pronunciation. Vocabulary is also important, and I encourage my students to use the language as much as they can. This can take the passive form of reading, watching TV, or listening to the radio; or it can take the active form of speaking to others in the language they want to learn and writing in the language. This can take the form of a journal. Languages are like the piano. If you do not practice, you will not be able to speak well. Grammar is the building block of a language. It tells you how to put the words that you know into sentences. Perhaps children can learn a language without knowing grammar, but most adults need grammar to learn a new language. Pronunciation is important. Sometimes it can determine whether the speaker is understood. For some, communication is the chief goal, and having a really good pronunciation is not that important. For others it is important to speak a language well, and... read more
For the past five years, I have worked in multiple online areas: social media, graphic design, web development, etc. I discovered that online collaboration tools are a very unique and diverse way to keep up with and practice different activities. I would like to motivate students to participate in online tutoring sessions. I am not saying this should be a substitute to face to face sessions, but it a nice little way for students to get their online "fix" during the week and be reminded about what they are learning. If you are interested in adding an online session to your student's weekly tutoring, let me know. There are many ways to have video chats and also interactive tools for completing different tasks.
I think www.wyzant.com is doing a great job bringing together students and tutors. Even though some tutors charge up to $70/hour and higher, it is hard to see my qualifications until you try. Therefore, I charge $25/hour so that the potential students would try me out and see how good I am on the background of professors and teachers. I am trying to bring affordable tutorials to my students for them to know that good tutors are not the most expensive ones.
Teaching is my passion and with 34 years of teaching experience and current NM teaching license *Kg-8. I am ready to help elementary, jr high, and high school students overcome their learning problems and help them begin to be successful in school. My experience also includes teaching teachers at the graduate school level and one - on - one tutoring for the GED test. If you choose me, you will not be disappointed.
Just wanted to introduce myself, I am a new tutor at WyzAnt but have been tutoring for five years. I also teach at local colleges. I am excited to work through WyzAnt and get to know more local students, as I have a passion for teaching students how to bebetter students with the skills they have and can learn. I struggled as a student until I went to college and learned how to be a good student, so I like to pass on these study and learning strategies. I have worked with students from K to 12th grade and beyond. At the college level I have worked with students with the age range from teens to seniors citizens. Looking forward to working with students both eager to learn and frustrated with their inability to "get it". I can help.
Hi, everyone! I am a lover of the English language! Through the prism of the science of linguistics, I have come to appreciate how the language is structured, and am able to introduce it to you in an entirely new light! I promise you that the journey into English (writing, grammar, reading, speaking) will be entirely unexpected and will clarify problems that are not explained in the classroom or a textbook!
Homophonic Humor: Spelling Makes the Difference Have you ever puzzled over what a writer really meant because of the spelling of one word? In these pairs of statements, spelling makes the difference ... ... between location and comfort: "They’re there now." "There, there, now." ... between number and coincidence: "I saw those two." "I saw those, too." ... between kind and condition: "He’s a little horse." "He’s a little hoarse." ... between quality and content: "These are coarse materials." "These are course materials." ... between location and appearance: "That is a good site." "That is a good sight." ... between liberty and liturgy: "He doesn’t understand our rights." "He doesn’t understand our rites." ... between appreciation and completion: "That’s the right compliment." "That’s the right complement." ... between recording and rectifying: "Did you write, ‘the boat’?" "Did... read more
I am just starting as a tutor with WyzAnt. However, I have 18 years of experience as a high school English teacher. I have also taught and facilitated writing courses for adults. I am a National Board Certified teacher and a public school teacher in North Carolina. I hope to work with students in all areas of English/language arts. I can't wait to get started! Please click the link to my information: http://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/NC/Raleigh/7918068/#ref=1RINDC
Hi everyone! I am waiting for my first customer I would love to be the one helping your loved one succeed and reach their full potential! I have great flexibility as I am transitioning into becoming a stay at home mom and working as a private ABA therapist and BCBA. I have a true passion for helping those with special needs and I love blending my two favorite fields---psychology and education. I would enjoy the opportunity to show you all my capabilities! Give me the chance and I won't disappoint. I am friendly, patient and encouraging! I believe everyone is capable and there is hope for all...we just need the confidence, support and understanding that we all work at our own pace.
When school is in session, my availability is: M-F: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Contact me specifically about holidays and days that school is closed. Margaret
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." (William Butler Yeats) I am new to WyzAnt.com. I am a recent Johnson State College graduate. I majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in math. I recently completed my second practicum at Georgia Elementary School with a classroom of 20 4th grade students. Before that I completed my first practicum at Jericho Elementary School with a classroom of 13 2nd grade students. I currently substitute at the Georgia Elementary and Middle School, as well as, tutor three 4th grade students, two days per week, in math and occasionally in other subjects. I thoroughly enjoy working with k-6 students, their curiosity and enthusiasm are amazing and exhilarating. I welcome the chance to create a spark and light a fire of enjoyment and curiosity to your child's learning experience. Janice B.
I have several areas of knowledge beyond the listed subjects. To be brief, I am available on weekends and after school hours, but usually tutor in a library or Starbucks. At home tutoring is okay as well, but sometimes I may be able to arrange to do this at a child's school, if I work there on that day as a substitute teacher.
Tutoring can be a beneficial tool for your at-risk student. If your child is experiencing issues with confusion within subject matter taught within the classroom, needs a boost in self-confidence, or perhaps needs a challenge, your family may want to consider tutoring as a viable option. An experienced tutor is able to perform a formal or informal assessment to determine the need of your student. Once this step has been accomplished, a good tutor will provide materials and activities that are necessary to making learning both fun and successful for your student. It is also important to develop a rapport with your student conducive to finding out the needs of your student, as well as finding ways to supplement learning when your tutor is unavailable. In closing, I feel that if a family is interested in obtaining a tutor though the WyzAnt company, it may be best to pre-pay in order to avoid confusion between tutor, company and families. This will help greatly in obtaining the... read more
With the innovations over the internet, it is often forgotten, or at least taken for granted, the importance of grammar. With shortenings like "ur" or "wknds" being used incessantly via social networking sites it's getting harder and harder for kids to see the importance of grammar, syntax and cohesion of thought. It takes minimal effort to elongate those "ur"'s to "your" and "wknds" to "weekends" and use apostrophes where appropriate (it's; its) to signify the use of different words.
Do you remember learning about the one room school house of the American frontier? Do you know how teachers taught writing back then? They had students do “copy work.” Students would read and then copy, sentence by sentence, some excellent piece of writing. Just the simple activity of copying a properly constructed, properly punctuated writing sample teaches spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation. It is easy and can be helpful at almost every writing level. For a very young child, it could be just a sentence or two. A young adult might benefit from a few paragraphs a day. English language learners find that it really helps them to learn English word order. Here is how you do it. After you select a writing sample, read through it. Then read as much of the first sentence as you think you can remember. Next, go to your own paper, and write it down. Now check that you got it right, make corrections, and then move on. Don’t copy word-for-word. Do it sentence... read more
(A glossary of the words spelled in all capital letters in this blog post appears at ITS end. See how much you can understand without looking at the glossary. Students: Remember to write new words in your vocabulary journal.) Introduction EVIDENCE of the Christian holiday Christmas is everywhere in December. The TWELVE days of Christmas begin on December 25, commonly called Christmas Day. December 26, more commonly in the United Kingdom than in the United States, is known as Boxing Day. However, at the time that this Christmas CAROL was written, BOXING DAY was also called the FEAST OF STEPHEN. This refers to Saint (St.) Stephen, a ROMAN CATHOLIC SAINT. The Holiday Song The LYRICS of “Good King Wenceslaus” (below) were written by John M. Neale (1818–1866). This carol was first published in Carols for CHRISTMAS-TIDE, by Neale with Thomas Helmore (1811–1890). This book was published in 1853. The MELODY comes from a 13th-century (1200s A.D.) Latin spring... read more
This is the first in a series of (lengthy) lessons that are designed to accomplish the following: 1: Make you a better writer, (assuming you can write at all in the first place). 2: Help you learn how to write, (if you can’t write at all in the first place). 3: Deliver a wide range of comedic anecdotes, most of which will largely fall by the wayside, never to be seen again, (provided you only read the lesson once). 4: Entertain English nerds whose favorite pastime is reading amateurish writing blogs. 5: Give brief pieces of advice that would be helpful in everyday life. 6: Provide some sort of background into my own writing knowledge, if you ever consider having me tutor you in writing, (a long shot, no doubt). If this series accomplishes any of these six goals for at least one person, I will consider it a success. And that person includes me. How to Write Gud: Lesson 1: Basic Punctuation Introduction to Punctuation Language is an interesting... read more
I am ready to help any students out there who likes a well-qualified teacher who teaches with a sense of humor and who believes in the respects and rights of students. I teach writing to all grades, even the SAT prep in writing and reading, but mainly I focus on elementary school and middle grade subjects. Hope to hear from you.