I know that exams are coming up so very soon! And I’m here to help, no matter where you are! I can Skype with you and offer you notes, email consultation and study skills advice. I even have an online store where you can find easy-to-understand notes on complex grammar subjects like the Preterite, the Imperfect, Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns, Stem-Changing verbs, and more! Check it out at:
If you don’t see what you need listed, let me know and I’ll create notes just for you!
Also, don’t forget! Christmas is right around the corner and we also have gift certificates!
I just got back from a friend’s wedding in Myrtle Beach this weekend. It was a very nice wedding and it was wonderful to spend sometime at the beach in the winter! Now of course, it wasn’t tank top and bathing suit weather, but it was about 65 degrees and a little cloudy. Great weather for a run on the beach!!
So I thought, why not, let me share something Thanksgiving/Beach vocabulary with you this week!
la playa- beach
la arena- sand
la costa- coast
el océano- ocean
las olas- waves
las hojas- leaves
el otoño- autumn
el día de (la acción de) gracias- Thanksgiving
el pavo- turkey
la cena- dinner
la familia- family
la comida- food
Did you know that we all have different learning styles? I certainly didn’t until I took an education class for tutoring certification in college. There are those of us who learn best through visual demonstration, hands-on activities, writing/reading and/or listening.
I learned in that class that I am very much a writing/listening learner. That didn’t come as a shock since I always wrote mountains and mountains of notes. I know that sounds boring and tedious, but it really works for me. I know a lot of people who are visual learners, they only need to see how something works and then it clicks.
What works for you? I’ve always believed that a combination of things is best, taking notes while listening to the teacher, watching the results of an experiment while making note of the process, trying something out on your own and making record of it later.
I’ve also learned that the classroom today is very different from what I had in high school. Then, we took out physical textbooks and notebooks, we wrote notes with a pen or pencil and we physically turned in all of our assignments. Today, I’ve noticed that many of my students have a school-issued laptop and it’s the tool they use to take notes, create and turn in assignments, and read textbooks. For me that sounds like a nightmare, I feel the need to read or write something on a piece of paper, not a computer screen, but maybe I’m just dating myself.
What do you think?
S.T.A.T. Project now has an online store! Yay! We’re in the process of adding some tutoring resources, easy-to-follow notes that describe verb tenses, and some fun little goodies to make studying just a little more enjoyable!
We’re so excited and can’t wait to share more with you! Visit our Facebook page for more info!
What’s your favorite study aid? A favorite pen/pencil? Good lamp? Special notebook?
I know I can’t live without my planner!!! If I don’t physically write something down, I’m bound to forget it (I probably shouldn’t admit that, but it’s true!).
It’s planner mayhem!!
Hay dos cumpleaños en nuestra ‘familia’ esta semana, por eso quiero compartir un poema de cumpleaños
Yo quiero que en tu vida reine la felicidad,
que el éxito esté presente en todos tus proyectos
y que tus anhelos se conviertan en realidad,
Okay, so we all know that the internet has made things better and worse as far as communication. Through social media we can now keep in touch with anyone and everyone we choose. I can see what my cousins are up to up north, my sister out west, and even friends of mine who are now living in foreign countries. How cool is that?? I mean, really. As long as there in a internet connection, we can all stay connected.
There are pros and cons of course. Something I miss most, hand-written letters from my cousins that I actually got in the (snail) mail. They were so much fun! Each note was scrawled on flashy Lisa Frank stationery with stickers and glitter pens, it was so awesome! And even now we try to send at least one item in the mail each year. This year I received a note with some photos and I sent a birthday card and baby blanket.
But, all in all the internet lets us communicate constantly and effectively. Today I found this interesting (at least to me) article entitled, “The Effectiveness of Online Situated Environments for Language Learning.” And the findings were pretty amazing. The article discusses the effectiveness of learning Chinese (yes, CHINESE!!!) in an online environment. Overall, the experience was effective. Students found that doing activities online actually motivated them to study.
So, my big question is, “What do you think?”
From personal experience I’ve learned that children (especially those with ADD and ADHD) really love and benefit interacting through the internet. They get to push buttons, play games, and see your face! I have also tutored a good number of adults through the internet and they have been pleased with the results.
Do you think it would work for you?
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It’s mid-term time here in the south! To help you prepare for your tests, I want to share some helpful study tips.
1. Make a study schedule
Ex. Study your hardest subjects first 30-40 minutes at a time with a 5-10 minute break in between. Then switch subjects!
2. Make sure you have all your papers, tests, quizzes, for each subject to study from and keep everything organized in its own
binder, folder, or section.
3. Notes, notes, notes!
Study from your notes in each class AND take some extra notes as you study (key points to remember, etc!). And I’m not
talking typing some notes on the computer, kick it old school with a pen and paper!
4. Start studying early, not the night before but the week (or at least 3 days) before
5. Go to bed early!
Not at 12AM or 1AM or later!