Tutor profile: Naomi R.
Subject: Study Skills
Why are study habits important?
Good study habits allow you to finish assignments in good time, which often helps to keep stress at bay. It also helps you to retain useful information, whereas methods like cramming can hinder your performance on tests or projects.
Subject: English as a Second Language
What are some interesting qualities that an ESL teacher should have?
I believe that an ESL teacher should be able to understand their student's needs, adapt to their student's learning goals, and be able to sympathize with the difficulties of learning a new language.
Do you prefer books or their movie adaptations? Provide specific examples in your answer.
In my opinion, books are preferable to the movie adaptations. While movies can be exciting and relaxing, I enjoy using my imagination to create characters and scenes in books. For instance, while authors usually give descriptions of their characters, it is majorly up to the reader to imagine how the character moves and what they look like. In movies, these decisions are made by the director and the actors. While more relaxing, it takes away a vital component that I enjoy. Secondly, I can flip back to forgotten events or sections in a novel. I enjoy relaxing in a chair on my own, reading a book at my own pace. In a movie, especially when watching with other people, it can become irritating or stressful when someone wants to rewind to the first few minutes of the movie, and impossible if watching in a movie theatre. Lastly, the movie version of novels, due to screen time, often leaves out details that, as a reader, I find entertaining. For instance, in the Harry Potter novels there were many ghostly characters that did not exist in the movies. These characters were an interesting and hilarious addition in the books. Therefore, while both are enjoyable, novels are more attractive to me than the movie adaptation.
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