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Are you a struggling Spanish student, or want to learn Spanish?

posted Feb 15, 2016, 5:00 PM by Julie Francis

If you answered yes to either of those questions, I'm the tutor you need.  I have over twenty years of language experience, and eight years of tutoring experience.  No matter if you are a beginner, or if you are just struggling conjugation, I can get you through any: conversation, reading or writing difficulty.  I am prepared to work with any curricula students might already be using, or I am able to develop a complete program to suite a student's unique  needs.  I am: skilled, experienced and effective.  I would love to work with you. If you are interested, hit the "contact me" link, and let,s get started.

Take a Second Look Because There are NO Second Chances to Make a First Impression.

posted Jan 30, 2016, 1:38 PM by Julie Francis

My name is Julie and I am a proofreading tutor in Katy. Why is proofreading important? Because, this practice allows you to catch errors in papers and correct them before your teacher sees them and deducts points. One suggestion for effective proofreading, is to never examine your own work. Take the time to begin your writing early, so that you can show a first draft to someone you trust. That person will mark errors in your paper and hand it back to you in time for you to correct the errors and print out a fresh copy. Often, teachers are willing to proofread papers and offer suggestions for their students. (It never hurts to ask.) In sum, proofreading can help students improve their paper scores.


Want to Increase Your Child's Vocabulary and make them feel more secure at the Same time?

posted Jan 30, 2016, 1:37 PM by Julie Francis

Do you want to increase your child's vocabulary and make them feel more secure at the same time? Here how. Read to them. Research has shown that simply reading to a child ten-fifteen minutes a day will add to their vocabulary for the simple reason that children hear new words in contexts as they are read t them.As you read a read a new word you would like your child to learn, stop and ask, "what do you think this word means?" (This question teaches them to rely upon context.) Praise them for correct answers and gently correct wrong ones. Keep a diary of new words your child learns so that your child can take pride in their growing vocabulary. Your child will have the pride of added knowledge and you will share in the joy of their accomplishment. That is a life-long gift.


Homework Notebooks Work

posted Jan 30, 2016, 1:36 PM by Julie Francis

"Honey do you have any homework?"
" I don't know. I can't find it."
Does this sound like a conversation you might have with your son son or daughter?    Here, at the onset of another school year,let's see can do about that. In First grade, children begin to be assigned homework. Small children, once they begin, to learn to write should begin keeping  homework notebooks.  Here's how it works, At the start of each day, use a clean sheet of paper. Write the date the top of the sheet. Then, younger children should be helped to either copy their homework from the whiteboard or helped to write it down. (For younger children this accomplishes two deveopmental goals: copying accuratly  and  organization. As a younger child accomplishes a completed assignment, they are given a reward that matches the way they learn,(stickers, praise etc.) Older students  willuse their notebooks or dayplanners to keep track of assignments. As assignments are accomplished students learn to be self-driven. A self-driven child becomes an adult that emplyers  will seek.  This all begins by giving your child  some ownership of their accademic success in their homework notebook or dayplanner. Give it a try!

My Favorite on line resources for English students is Dictionary.com

posted Jan 30, 2016, 1:34 PM by Julie Francis

Hello Ace students! 
My most trusted web site for English students is Dictionary.com. This source not only  provides a quick source to help you define words you  might chose to use in term papers, it also provides other learning tools such as:"the word of the day" that can be sent to you re mail address free of charge.  In addition to providing a new word from Webster's Dictionary daily, the source defines the word, uses it in a sentence and provides the language  from which it came. This resource will enable you to write more scholarly viable papers as your vocabulary grows.  The e-mail feature allows allows you to share the "Word of the Day with friends and family. This is a great resource andI hope you will explre it and then use it for your writing and research needs.  Keep learning!!

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