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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7 Ways to Stay Focused in a World of Distractions
If you feel easily distracted in your daily life, you're not alone! But as a writer or artist, this can be particularly detrimental to your craft. Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Keith F. shares some of his suggestions for how to stay focused...
In our modern culture, we watch television and use the internet several hours a day. We are experiencing 'passive stimulation.' Screens with light and color keep our attention, resulting in a form of light hypnosis, with the images constantl
How to Stop Wasting Your Money & Time on Language Lessons
Are language lessons worth the money, or should you learn another way? French tutor Jinky B. shares her tips here...
Thinking about taking a language class or working individually with a language tutor for French, Spanish, or another language? With so many resources available these days, it can be a daunting task to pick the right way to learn. And it's no secret that signing up for private language tutoring is usually one of the pricier options.
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Top 10 Tips for Creative Writing
Love writing, but sometimes not sure where to start? Check out these top tips for creative writing from Chicago tutor Galen B. to kickstart your imagination!
Creative writing is a valuable means of self-expression, but it can be a challenging process. There are difficulties every step of the wayfrom confronting a blank page to battling writers block to finding the right way to end a piece. Whatever youre writing, the most important thing is to not lose confidence. These 10 tips for cre
Budget Breakdown: How Much Does it Really Cost to Learn a Foreign Language?
If you've decided to learn a foreign language, there are a number of helpful resources available. Many people want to know the best way to learn a new language, but this can be subjective based on a number of criteria. While learning any new skill requires a time commitment, learning a new language is an investment.
Along with learning styles and geographic limitations, cost is an important factor in selecting a language program. Here is a look at the benefits and the costs of s