Writing Tips for Kids: How to Write an Amazing Ending
A good story needs to be strong from the first line through the final page. It's all too easy to start strong with a great hook and an interesting set of characters, but then lose momentum along the way and stop short at the end. This can be tough for budding wordsmiths of all ages - so how can you encourage your kids and help them understand the writing techniques involved? Here are some tips for parents and private writing tutors alike...
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How to Find Scholarships & Avoid Scams
So, you're on your way to a high school diploma and the next big step is a college education. Whether youre headed off to a university, or exploring your local community college, it's going to cost you money - a lot of money.
Perhaps by now youve heard the stories about starving college students who live off of Ramen noodles and pizza. Sounds kind of fun and adventurous for a few weeks, but worrying about money gets old pretty fast. Getting a scholarship can mean the difference of thousands o
Reconstructing Poetry: The Brick by Brick Approach
Are you interested in learning how to write poetry? A great exercise to try is taking an already-written piece, and deconstructing it. Below, Tucson tutor Lourdes C. explains the method...
If you're a word crafter and you've found your words growing thin and inadequate, maybe even trite and boring, try this original constructivist approach from an applied linguistics perspective to see if you can't get the impact back into your work and cure writer's block. The method operates o
The Social Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language
Everyone has their own reasons for learning a language, but here's what they all share in common: receiving life-changing benefits. In this article, language teacher Carol Beth will show you six social benefits of learning a foreign language...
Learning a foreign language can benefit you in real and measurable ways. In fact, the benefits of being bilingual include higher salaries, more job opportunities, and healthier lives.
And yet, despite evidence that learning a foreign langu
Study Skills for High School: 5 Crucial Steps to Succeed
When it comes to essential study skills for high school, what do you need to know to be successful? Here are the 5 most important skills, as outlined by tutor Matthew H.:
High school can seem like such a scary place. After all, we often hear that the choices we make in high school will ultimately shape who we become as adults. Major stressors include the pressure to do well so that youll get into a good college, so that you will land an even better job. These are understandably