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.
Student wanted to be fancy and use ‘whom’ but didn’t really know how it fit into the sentence. Some sentence fragments popped up, too. Who vs Whom A friend is someone whom she spends time with, and who helps her to become a better person. Why is this wrong? It’s like saying “A friend is… Read More Who wrote whom?
Student has to present information to the class. PowerPoint slide show! Tutor on Oral Presentations The main difference is that in a written paper must be completely grammatically correct, including the mechanics of writing, such as commas and quotation marks. With a speech, you’ll need to have good grammar, but you also have access to… Read More PowerPoint to the People!
A student today asked me about comma splices. The teacher warned Student about them, and the test was coming up… It’s as if Student had a shameful secret that no one else had. NOPE. It’s so common that it’s an internet meme! So what, exactly, is a comma splice? It’s hooking up two sentences into… Read More Tutor on Grammar -How do I fix it?
There’s an idea to write down. “This is what I wrote, is that fine?” It’s question that I get a lot by nervous people who think writing is just too hard, and can’t possibly be done correctly by an insecure nervous writer. Here’s the secret: There IS NO ONE TRUE WAY. Especially when discussing the… Read More Tutor on Grammar: The One True Way
My college student has trouble starting off her essays. Once she gets to the body, she can sling the facts and serve up the reasons, but starting? Shudder, shiver, shake! Beginnings are no good. Essays show up in Literature and in History, both of which are Regents subjects in NY. It’s important to write a… Read More Tutor on Essays – Midterms are coming!
The book was placed bellow the desk. [bellow, below]… Read More Brooklyn Writing Tutor vs Spell Check
Words that sound alike can be really tough to spell out – especially if you mis-heard the word in the first place. Between my five students today, I had very few spelling errors, so yay! All of them were mis-hearings: Resave instead of receive Mrs. Miller instead of Mrs. Mallard Simple instead of Symbol and… Read More Tutor on Grammar