Tutor profile: Elsa B.
What is the most difficult component to master when learning Mandarin?
Mastering tones is the most diffifult part of learning Mandarin. Mandarin is a toanal language. There are four basic tones that can be applied to each character. Characters can take on different meanings according to the particular tone in which it is expressed. When having conversations in Madarin it is extremely important that you correctly pronounce each tone within every word to ensure that you have conveyed the right message. Since Western languages are not based on tones, most Westerners have a difficult time incorporating tones into their everyday speach.
Subject: Study Skills
What is the most important study skill?
There is no singl skill that transforms every student into the perfect learner. However, study skills can be ranked in order of importance. Based on my experience the most important study skill for a student to master is the skill of organization. Organizing tasks so that your overall objective is clear is vital for success. Infact, there is no point in mastering other skills until you have organized your assignments in order of importance and by their due dates.
Subject: English as a Second Language
Should I make my own baby food?
Homemade baby food is the best option for parents who would like to know exactly what their baby eats every day. Moreover, baby food produced at home helps keep an accurate account of which vitamins and minerals the baby has consumed. Heightened awareness of your baby's food intake sets the stage for a healthy childhood.
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