Tutor profile: Isra N.
What is the importance of being able to write well?
Writing well is an art that is learned through practice. It's perfectly okay to not be a great writer, because it is a skill that can be learned through patience and dedication. Writing well allows the writer to feel confident in their statements and positions. It also allows the writer to communicate their thoughts effectively. It is important to be able to write well, both professionally and personally. In the professional field, being able to write well communicates intellect and skill. In your personal life, writing well allows your reader to connect with you on a deeper and emotional level. Remember, "the pen is mightier than the sword!"
Subject: English as a Second Language
How can I stop feeling embarrassed and ashamed about my accent? Is it normal to feel bad about not being able to speak English as well as a native English speaker?
First of all....YOU ROCK for wanting to learn another language! English is one of the trickiest languages, and if you are learning it as a second (or third, or fourth!) language, you are AWESOME! There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of! EVERYONE (even people who have spoken English their ENTIRE lives) has an accent! People who speak English all have an accent, depending on where they are from! There's no reason to feel embarrassed or shy about practicing your English in front of others. You should feel proud of yourself for taking such a big step and learning such a tricky language! Remember, learning a new language is a journey, and you should feel super proud that you are challenging yourself enough to start this journey! Everything comes with time, and this includes mastery of the English language! Stay focused, keep practicing, and know that your hard efforts will pay off!
How can I improve my reading skills?
The best way to improve your reading is by....reading! Reading stamina and comprehension can both be improved by reading, reading, and reading! Don't feel pressured to read certain kinds of texts. Start off slow by reading anything and everything you want! (yes! this includes graphic novels and magazines!) Then, gradually work your way up to more challenging texts that you normally wouldn't read. For example, when we start elementary students off in their reading skills, we always allow picture books before we teach them to read chapter books! The best part is, even when they're reading chapter books, who says they still can't read their picture books? So, read anything and everything you want! This will help improve your stamina and allow you to fall in love with reading. Then, it'll be easier for you to move up to more challenging texts when the time comes!
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