Tutor profile: Pearl P.
What have you found to be the most difficult for students to understand when it comes to writing?
What I've found to be the most difficult for students to understand when it comes to writing is the thesis statement. In my tutoring sessions, many students' statements are unclear and don't explicitly state the central purpose of their essays. In addition to this, their statements are too broad which can confuse the reader and weaken the argument.
Subject: Study Skills
What have you found to be the most effective way to study?
There is no one right way to study; however, when you are able to tailor your study skills to you it is the most effective. I've found that limiting all distractions is extremely important. With that also comes finding a space where you can be the most productive. Once I've made sure to do these things I handwrite what I need to accomplish in my study session. If I cant complete everything in a day I spread out the study load. Then I use to Pomodoro method. This method is where you study or do a task for 25 minutes which is then followed by a 5-minute break. I've found this to be most effective in my studying. I would be glad to help you tailor your own study skills!
How can I become a better English language learner?
To become a better English language learner one must be willing to dedicate their time to learning the language. Learning a new language or sharpening your skills when it comes to your native language takes time. If you dedicate your time you will be more involved and present in the learning process. What comes hand in hand with this is also practice. If you take the time to practice, whether individually or in conversation with others, it will train your cognitive abilities. Overall to become a better English language learner starts with you. With willingness, dedication, and practice, the skies the limit.
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