Tutor profile: Dina M.
Why is knowing how to write well so important these days?
Because technology has infiltrated all aspects of life in modern society, and because it has become acceptable to diminish proper grammar while texting and emailing with one's social network, explicitly teaching writing has become more important than ever. This skill is vital for students to master if they are to be able to feel confident applying for college, and, once out of school know how to communicate with grace and professionalism when applying for jobs.
Subject: English as a Second Language
Why is teaching English as a Second Language an important skill for English teachers to master?
With the growing immigrant population in the United States, as well as the lack of grammar being taught in public schools, knowing how language is acquired, as well as how to teach the fundamentals of speaking, reading, and listening, is an important base that all teachers of English should have.
What is your favorite genre of literature? Why?
My favorite genre of literature is historical fiction. I appreciate this genre because when done well, I am provided with an immersive reading experience, while receiving vital historical knowledge that I did not receive while attending many years of school. I also appreciate the personal aspect that this genre lends, providing readers with the opportunity to understand history from varying points of view.
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