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Tutor profile: Shernette D.

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Shernette D.
Director for student success programs, over 20 years of educational experience
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Subject: Study Skills

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What exactly is study skills and why do I need it?

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Shernette D.
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Study skills are the key ingredient needed for success at various levels of someone's educational career. Study skills vary in scope based on the content and individual needs. For example, college students need to have time managements skills that will help them to guard against procrastination. As a result, they should be taught about such strategies as the Pomodoro techniques, interleaving strategies, and spaced practice and recall. It is important that study skills be explicitly taught because it is often assumed that individuals are automatically aware of how to study because of their age or stage in life. However, this is quite the contrary and as a result, several students are failing out of college as a result. Students needs study skills in order to be able to complete their degrees and college need to teach these skills explicitly to curtail the high attrition rate among certain groups of students.

Subject: English as a Second Language

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Why is it important to be able to read and write English well.

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Shernette D.
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English is a language that is used worldwide. In order to comprehend, be understood, respected and taken seriously, it is important to be able to communicate effectively in various settings. Communication is important in all areas of life and as a result, if someone does not have the skills necessary to join the conversation, they may be left out or miss out on opportunities that are only available to English speakers. Hence, it is important that people who live in, will be moving to, or interacting with people from English speaking countries be able to read, write and speak the language well enough. Having English language proficiency will open up doors of opportunities for speakers of the language.

Subject: Education

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Why is it important to pursue a good education despite the challenges you face?

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Shernette D.
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Having a great education will not only provide an individual with the opportunity to compete in the global marketplace. Studies indicate that individuals who have beyond a high school educations are likely to earn three times more than their peers. Having a good education will allow for individuals to be able to exercise their full earning potential and be able to live a more comfortable and fulfilled life. Not only will having a good education be beneficial to the person earning it, it will benefit society as well where these educated persons will becoming contributing members of their society and help others in their respective field of expertise. If they are parents, they will be setting an example for their children to emulate. Lastly, pursuing a great education will allow an individual to feel accomplished when they see that they have overcame and was able to achieve their goals despite facing challenges along the way.

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