Student had a homework question – Agree or Disagree: Generally, men seemed less concerned about building a relationship than women. Student is not a native English speaker. French grammar treats verbs a little differently than English. The man is less concerned than the woman? The woman is less concerned than the man? I am So… Read More So very concerned
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
… 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
Another article published. Is it literature? Sure! Time to update the publishing credits. Time to update the student map, too.
Today Student was surprise that I was respectful of needing the mouse on the other side of the table, because “I always feel so awful about being a lefty.” Naturally, I commented on all the people in my own family who are left handed – and what fun it is for righties and lefties to… Read More Lefties Rule