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Teaching English as a Second Language in public high school and working with Spanish speakers, I discovered that these students were lacking in skills such as reading, writing, and grammar.  It appeared that students relied mainly on speaking skills as sufficient knowledge of the native language...

Tutoring is quite a bit different than having a classroom full of students.  I think it is essential to find out what the student desires to learn and why.  Then, plan activities that cater to the student's needs.  Vocabulary building is very important, and one can still use games...

A newspaper journalist may employ the use of the passive voice in writing an article to shift the focus of the doer of an action to a less important status to focus on that action/occurrence or because the writer is unsure of who performed that action.  This response speaks more to the particular...

It seems that "comprised" is the better word choice here as it refers to a group which is organized together.  It might flow well to follow with the preposition "in" to show the location of this group and that it is a group.  "Compose" more refers to the definition...

One might try what is called the "Miss America" statement.  What this means is that a writer will conclude the essay by posing a concern or question that relates to the theme of the essay.  This statement will  be one that causes the reader to think about the issues in the...