Hubble Space Telescope has the rare opportunity to ogle Jupiter – the planet. As the planet spins, you can see the Red Eye of Jupiter coming and going… Opposition does not mean argument in this case – it means that the sun, the earth, and the gas giant are all lined up. This does nice… Read More Who Wants to Go Out for a Spin?
Working in the Resource Lab on Friday before the big vacation, and there are 7 students at various levels of English working on their homework for the on-line writing assignments. I love signing off for people who keep working until their work is perfect. Kudos, folks!
Student had to write an essay about something not school-related that he is passionate about. Am I supposed to use personal pronouns in this essay about myself? Oh, the dreaded Personal Pronoun rule. If one is writing about a general topic, then the Point of View should also be general, which means not using personal… Read More Tutor vs The Personal Pronoun Take II
Hello Student, nice to see you. *sniff* what is that Dear Student, I cannot tell you this face to face, but I can blog about it. Please don’t come into our session with your clothes reeking of cigarette smoke. That spray which you think covers up the smell actually adds a new layer of stink.… Read More Tutor vs Cigarettes
12 hours each, that is. March 20 = Vernal Equinox Vernal = of, in, or appropriate to spring. Equi = equal Nox = night Equinox = day equals night Vernal Equinox means the cold is leaving, warmth is coming, and hopefully the crops will grow! No more eating veggies from the root cellar! Hurrah! Throw… Read More Day = Night
… Write Write Again. (and again and again and again…) One non-native English speaker knew exactly what to say but did not have the vocabulary for it. Neither did Student’s friends, and translate.google.com was not helping much. neravnodushniy = partial What does partial mean? Synonyms are incomplete, fractional favoring one side in a dispute above… Read More If at First You Don’t Succeeed…
Weirdest Adventure Ever Happy Friday. Short school day! President’s Week Vacation coming up! On the way to work, at the turnstile of the train station, there is a young boy standing along. Is he eight? Maybe 10? He asked me to help him through the turnstile, and I figured that here is a kid late… Read More Tutor and the Right Place, Right Time