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The Challenge from a private English tutor:

A teacher wrote to me with this problem and query: " I've just started a part-time job of teaching English as a private tutor for an 8-year-old child. I was told he was taught a lot of advanced grammar and vocabulary for his age but...

26 Nov Shelley Vernon No Comments
shy asian student in classroom

*As an EL teacher, you have no doubt noticed that some students never say anything in class!

Why are some EL learners so shy?

- They might have no confidence in their English .

- They might be intimidated speaking in front of a large group....

14 Jun Shelley Vernon 2 Comments
child doing homework alone

A Finnish study* found that children were better at homework when left to do it alone. Over-assisting your pupil or child may be detrimental. It's like walking with a crutch, even when your leg is healed. Your leg muscles won't develop!

Help your pupils or child by...

23 May Shelley Vernon No Comments

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