Many people find math difficult … but painful? Surprisingly, yes. (Img src: Shutterstock) The Public Library of Science journal PLOS One article title said it all. Read the article if you’re up for the ouchies. Surprisingly, brain scans show that ANTICIPATION hurts worse than doing the actual math. Math Anxiety Predicts Pain Network Activation in… Read More Tutor vs the Terror which is Math
Dear High School & College studetns writing your end-of-term papers, When using spell-check options, its important to know the difference between nouns, ver bs, and adjectives. It was a four car collided. It was a four car collision There were four cars in the collision Four cars collided. The collided of two cultures. A collision… Read More Verbing Nouns
As high school students transition to college, they need to bring words they know and understand into their active writing vocabulary. This means – bear with me here – proofreading and re-writing words. So many people, when they reach the end of the conclusion, assume they are done. Nope. Every page should morph through two… Read More Tutor vs Academic Language
Study methods and techniques have always been a big struggle. My exams have proved exactly that in the past and it was time to change them. I started taking all the tips I could get and I’ve made a list with the best tips. Prepare your classes It’s terrible to prepare every single class you have,…
Two of them. Two students showed up today, with the best of intentions. They had signed up to spend extra time with a tutor instead of hanging out with their X-boxes. They wanted, really wanted, to get good grades on their essays. The were investing in their education! Only, not. Student A had booked… Read More Tutor vs. Clueless Student
Student has an evaluation essay back from the professor. It starts: In this essay I am going to talk about if the elementary schools should or shouldn’t make the students wear uniforms. Can you see what’s wrong with that? It introduces that something is about to be said. Just say it! It uses the pronoun… Read More Academic Language
My student was this confused today… (cat with cap, snapping its head left/right/left/right, trying to figure out where the cap went) There is a correct way to do just about anything. Then there’s the teacher’s way. I always tell my students to do it the teacher’s way, because Teacher is giving the Grade, but this… Read More Tutor vs Teacher
Learn a Second Language in High School Today there are people who complain that children in high school have to learn a second language. And college students sometimes don’t speak good English. College Students who Don’t Speak Good English My grandparents spoke at least three languages each. One for home, one at the marketplace, one… Read More Tutor on Second Languages
My student had some lousy grammar. Here, have some Rockettes, sponsored by there-their-they’re There are their lessons in eye-high kicking, and they’re wearing practice clothes, too! Rockettes practice A LOT. Students have to practice a lot, too. Rockettes: Summer Series, Ep. 7 – Kickline!
In some stores, they start selling blaring Christmas music, selling ornaments, and pushing gift ideas in early December. I mean November. I mean October. Not everyone is pleased that stores start such early planning.