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I am an Honours Graduate (with distinction) of the University of Guelph with major areas of study being English & Psychology.

Other Credentials and Related Achievements:
  • Certificate - Teachers Teaching Online MOOC
  • Past treasurer of G.R.A.C.E. (Guelph Regional Association for Continuing Education)
  • Developed and delivered EFL (ESL) program for scientists and technicians at Agri-Food/ Agriculture Canada
  • Tutor since 1996 - individualized programs for students with a wide variety of needs
  • Experienced in working with A+ students as well as those who have been identified
         (ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Aspergers, Autism, Down's Syndrome, etc.)
Stringy Sentences - Yikes
When you are writing anything, you will want to avoid having stringy sentences. I often call them “wobbly sentences” because they tend to fall apart. You want concise sentences most of the time. Of course, longer sentences are fine as long as they are properly constructed.
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I’m Taking Too Many Notes - Help!
Although many students do not take enough notes, some students find themselves taking too many notes. They get caught in the trap of thinking every detail, every comment by the teacher, every graphic in the textbook is note-worthy.
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Essay Writing – Most Important
Essay writing – most important! What is the most important component of essay writing? I am asked this question a lot. There are many possible answers because there are lots of factors that can add to the quality of an essay. Also, there are many different kinds of essays, so some of the factors will be different. Having said this, I think the most important factor or component of essay writing is CLARITY.
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Fun Summer Learning – Writing!
Fun Summer Learning – Writing Yes, writing can be fun! The key is to find a topic that you want to write about and then jump right in. Don’t hesitate, do not pass GO, do not second guess yourself. Make a list of your children’s interests: sports, video games, television shows, movies, superheroes, toys, etc. Encourage them to get excited about writing about their favourite topic(s). For example, if Johnny is obsessed with transformers, he could write a review about a certain trans...
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