Literature Study Guides: Supplements NOT Substitutes!
Think you can skip the book and go straight to the literature study guides or CliffsNotes? Not so fast! Check out tutor Matthew H.'s advice here...
Many high school and college students will use some form of literature study guides during their schooling. These can be really useful tools when implemented appropriately. Unfortunately, too many people view them as a way to avoid doing the assignment rather than as a way to understand the material better.
First of all, lets dis
8 Great Grammar Games for Kids
Learning grammar can be a challenge for kids - as well as for adults re-learning concepts long forgotten! So instead of making grammar boring and dry with hours spent bent over a book in memorization, try adding a few fun grammar games to your daily life. Before you know it, your kids might start pointing out your grammatical shortcomings.
In Other Words
Looking for grammar games to expand your childs vocabulary? Try playing this simple game. Make a statement, then take turns with your
TakeLessons Community Shout Outs - Week of 3/17/14
Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We're thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we'd like to share these messages with you. Here are all of this week's shout outs!
Blake C. in Lowell, IN wrote, "Guitar student, Chase, is doing exceptionally well already successfully playing numerous chords and began working on Sweet Home Alabama this week!" Nice work Chase! Keep it up!
Rosalind H. in Coatesville, PA wrote, "This weekend my
What Should I Look For in an Academic Tutor?
Does your son or daughter need an academic tutor? Or, are you a student yourself looking to get up to speed? Here, Fairfax, CA tutor Jason N. explains the importance of finding the right tutor for you, and what exactly to look for...
Unfortunately, it is common for students to feel like their tutor is not a good fit and thus search again for another one. Looking for the right tutor can be an arduous process. Many students and parents believe that finding a good tutor is only abo
How to Hold a Violin Bow for Proper Grip
One of the most challenging parts of learning how to play the violin is learning how to hold a bow and mastering grip properly, as it can feel very unnatural for beginner and intermediate students.
While it can be frustrating, learning how to hold a violin bow is extremely important--especially for those who are just starting violin lessons. After all, the movement of the bow creates the sound of the violin.
With proper bow technique, you can essentially produce whatever tone