English teachers at all levels are expected to have at least a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, mass communications or a specialized discipline such as creative writing or literature. English teachers often specialize in subjects such as grammar and various literary genres, like British or American literature, public speaking and debate, or writing.
At the elementary school level, all classroom teachers are required to teach English or ELA (English Language Arts). For Grade 1 teachers, the ELA curriculum primarily focuses on developing students’ basic reading and writing skills; and building their understanding of letters, words and sounds. Second-grade teachers assist their students in learning punctuation and capitalization, as well as working with phonics.
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An online tutoring service might not be right for every student. If you think your child would benefit more from a private, in-home tutor, there are a lot of great options. During our research, we found some resources that we thought were really beneficial. We highly recommend checking out Varsity Tutors and Care.com. They both have search filters that can help you find experienced teachers living in your area who specialize in your student’s disability. You can also inquire with your state’s department of education – most have a list private agencies that offer tutoring services for students with disabilities.
I am not an English teacher, but I wanted to be. I started college with dreams due to my experience with my high school English teacher. In college, a professor yelled at me for the content in a persuasive essay. It was a composition class. He said my composition was exemplary, but my content would elicit a response that was too emotional for a reader. He gave me a C. I left his office and changed my major to Sociology. Although I love teaching the subject I teach, there is a gaping hole where English content should be. I find myself purposely seeking interaction with my English content area colleagues. I love assigning readings and papers so that I get to grade as an English teacher would. My advice? Do not allow others to dissuade you from being an English teacher. Do not become a professor who devastates the ambition of an aspiring English teacher. I love what I do, but if I had it to do over again, I would have become an English teacher. Teaching is a gift to your students, their families and yourself. Never lose sight of the privilege and honor it is to be welcomed into the lives of those you teach.
Tutees are expected to use each session to learn the problem solving process and how to reach answers on their own. We would like to emphasize, however, that attending tutoring will not guarantee a passing/high grade in the course if you do not do any work outside of tutoring. To do well in your courses, you will also need to attend lecture, utilize office hours, and do your own studying outside of tutoring.
Teaching kids online can be a fun and rewarding experience. Children in China are motivated and keen to learn English. The Chinese culture rates teachers very highly as members of society who teach and nurture the next generation. Teaching kids online from home with EF can be a truly rewarding experience. We will provide all the set-up instructions, technical support, and materials needed to make you feel comfortable about working with a global brand. You will be able to choose your own hours, and stick to the same schedule every week, allowing you to teach the same students and watch them learn and grow.
Your tutor is more than willing to work through your homework with you, but remember that your time each session is limited. If you attempt your homework ahead of your appointment, your tutor can quickly review it to identify the areas where you need help. If you wait until your session to start it together, you could end up spending the entire session working through problems that you understand before you get to the ones you don’t.
We started our search by a list of companies that offered live, full-service tutoring — that is, they’re not a marketplace for hiring outside tutors. All of the sessions, tools, resources, scheduling, and payment should go directly through the site. We also wanted companies that offer help for general coursework, not just standardized exams (which would fall under our test prep review rather than general tutoring).