Tutor profile: Michelle C.
How can I pass the TOEFL test with flying colors?
The secret to obtaining a high score on the TOEFL test is doing TOEFL exercises regularly and getting immediate feedback. Being an avid English reader and watching complex programs in English without subtitles are very helpful, too. Conversing with scholars and business people on a regular basis will also further enhance the student's chances of obtaining an acceptable TOEFL result.
How can I learn Spanish?
Build a large vocabulary list, read as much Spanish as you can, watch simple Spanish programs with Spanish subtitles, and definitely join a Spanish learners' conversation club. Your tutor should also provide you with practical Spanish exercises so you have a better idea of the flow of the language.
Subject: English as a Second Language
How can I learn to speak English fluently and accurately?
Different ESL/EFL students have different needs. If the student's pronunciation is close to a native's, it's obvious he/she shouldn't be spending too much time on that. However, if the student's listening skills are not up to par, the tutor should provide him/her with listening exercises designed to better that specific skill. This approach applies to all skills. Written error correction during conversation is also essential, as this way students can compare their spoken mistakes to reliable alternatives.
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