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Tutor profile: Christina S.

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Christina S.
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Subject: Writing

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What are some skills to be a better writer?

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Writing skills are a significant part of communication in today's society as it enables one to convey a message with clarity and without verbal communication. We live in a digital age where social media is constantly utilized and writing is an essential part of it. Although becoming a good writer requires a lot of practice and keenness, some skills sets that would be useful is to have a wide use of vocabulary and to express thoughts confidently. To express clearly, one needs to have good active vocabulary. However, irritating the readers with large and meaningless words will drop one’s readership. However, it is a wise idea to use intelligently selected vocabulary and should be based on the type and understanding level of the audience. A good way to apply this in real life is to learn a new word, try to learn all the forms of the word and prepositions. Another way to become a better writer is to express thoughts confidently in writing. It’s common nowadays to find most of the content online to be boring and dull, which is why it is important to bring creativity and unique ideas to the table. Show the audience a unique point of view which can elevate the reader’s attention. Ultimately, using simple tricks like extending vocabulary and writing confidently can help improve anyone’s writing skills which can be applied in colleges or even the workplace.

Subject: English as a Second Language

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Tell me your personal experience on coming to America and learning English as a second language?

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Coming from an Indian background and being born in a Middle Eastern country had challenges of its own, but learning English paved a challenging road ahead of me but it was very engaging. The first language I spoke when I learned to talk is a south Asian language called Malayalam. Although my parents never taught me on how to write in Malayalam, I was very efficient in communicating in my native tongue to other Malayalee speakers. Being born in the Middle East, I was fortunate that my parents sent me to a english-media school for a few months. As a result, I had a small basic understanding of the English language and spoke very little English. By kindergarten, my family decided to take a bold move and traveled to America in 2006. Interacting with students my age in America was a struggle and learning grammatical rules was completely new to me. The first three years (kindergarten-second grade), the school that I attended put kids like me (who were new to America) in ESL and that’s where I started to develop my English speaking/writing skills. The teachers in ESL were really effective in teaching and introducing the English literature language to me. The lessons that they taught had group activities that were engaging and the teachers portrayed lots of patience. Although it was difficult at first, I quickly picked up the pace of English, rules, sentence structure, and even how to speak English fluently. This sparked my interest in reading books, I visited the school library every chance I would get and picked a new book every week. Little did I know that English would be my strongest and best subject in the future. I had no idea that the future held numerous opportunities for me to help other students in English classes and essays with difficult writing topics. In the same way that the ESL teachers gave me a strong foundation in English, it would be a great honor to do the same on the TutorMe platform to other kids around the world.

Subject: English

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What are the advantages of the English language?

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Christina S.
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Learning new languages is always a useful idea as it provides one with incredible opportunities. One of these languages is English. In the 21st century, 1.5 billion people converse with one another speaking the English language. Learning this language has numerous benefits by opening new career opportunities and comes in handy while traveling. Learning English can help one pursue or even access a new career. The job market has many companies are need of people that are in need of people who speak in English. It is a vital skill for communication and one will eventually find out that English translates to developing relationships with people that can help you find jobs. Although critics think that English will only take in places like the United States or Canada, there are many countries all over the world where people speak English. For instance, China has 1.3 billion people who speak in English. If a person ever traveled to China (knowing only English), they can communicate and even ask for guidance to the people in China that speak in English. Speaking in English can help in any emergency situations and can enhance one's traveling experience. Ultimately, learning English has many advantages and it can be beneficial aspect in everyone's life.

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