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!
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
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
Dear Student I know you’re very keen for your education, but if you schedule sessions with TWO DIFFERENT TUTORS at the same time, in the same building, please let me know so that I’m not stuck waiting for you after you ‘step out for a minute.’ A minute. To spend an hour with the other… Read More Tutor vs the Double Scheduler
Jewish New Year: 1st day of Tishrei, between mid-September and early October. Chinese New Year: Spring Festival, between 21 January and 20 February Muslim New Year: goes by the lunar calendar, 11 days shorter than solar calendar, and so slips back 11 days every year. Tamil New Year: April 1st. Roman New Year: April 1st.… Read More HAPPY NEW YEAR x7!
I work as a tutor in a college with a widely diverse population. There are immigrants from all over the world – Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and more. Come All Ye Faithful We have students who are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist, and many who didn’t mention it –… Read More Tutor and the “War on Christmas”
Tis the season… to be CREEPY. Let us turn to literature, which gives good advice about when to RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!! One of my students is studying American Gothic, including 4 stories by Edgar Allen Poe. The stories are wonderfully chilling, but they were written in the mid 1800s, and the sentence structure and… Read More Tutor on High School Literature: Edgar Allen Poe