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(English) 5 Benefits of Having A Tutor

What is a tutor?

By Zeinab Dehayni

A tutor is a private instructor/ teacher that helps a student in their school work when they are in need.

In this day and age having a tutor, a private instructor has become very popular and important to a student’s life. It has been proven having a tutor improves a student’s overall grade. Let us explore together the benefits of having a tutor.

1. A tutor works at the student’s pace

This is actually the first priority for seeking a tutor. The one on one with the tutor helps unblock a lot of areas where the student is having difficulties learning a subject. What I mean by this is that at school a teacher may explain things very quickly and is unable to go over everything again. This is where the tutor comes in handy since he or she can do just that and much more with the time alone. The student will be able to ask every question that comes to his or her mind and see things slower, more detailed and oriented towards their level of comprehension cialis pfizer.

2. A tutor gives one-on-one sessions

In schools, students are all placed together in a huge crowded class of 30 kids (maximum). This can make thing very hard for teachers to give all their students the full 100 % attention that they require. Because there are so many things to go over and so little time to allow for extra attention. Due to that, some students may feel neglected and that is true. I, myself, once felt that way when I was in math class. I was weak. I tried to seek the help of the teacher but she never did give it to me. Therefore, I turned to a private tutor who was a teacher at another school. He helped me improve my F to an A within a few months time. The private tutor is only focused on your learning needs and can give you extra attention and time on the given subject matter.  They also create activities based on the student’s needs and learning level.

3- A tutor can work with learning obstacles

Sometimes a student finds the subject very hard and is incapable of overcoming it to learn it well. It could be a range of subjects  such as reading, writing, math, science. Having a tutor can and will allow the student to relax, work on their homework and overcome any stress or anxiety related to homework.

4- A tutor teaches them more than the subject

At school students are only given what is inside their curriculum. However, one of the wonders of having a private tutor is the fact that he or she can provide real-time feedback. The tutor can give the student many skills that will benefit them in all subjects and their personal life such as time management, organisation, and prioritising your tasks.

5- A tutor is very flexible

The great thing about tutoring is that the student controls the time and date of each session. Many of us have busy schedules and a private tutor can work around our schedules. The student chooses the time and date and it may change from week to week depending on how busy you are. For example,  the tutor comes once a week first but then it may change to 2 times a week, or more depending on the student’s needs. In addition, the tutor may come more during exam times. The tutoring sessions are done in your home or online via Skype.

At Adapt2me, we believe our tutors are the language coaches our learners need for their language journey. Our tutors are flexible, experienced and qualified.

Book a session with one of our tutors. Watch this video and follow the instructions to book a tutor session with Adapt2me.

 

 

 

 

 

No Comments | 06 December, 2016

(English) French/ ENGLISH COGNATES

Have you ever heard of a Cognate?  Chances are you already know them without realizing they had a name.  

These are words that share the same origin and have the same meaning across different languages.  The dictionary defines Cognates as: “allied or similar in nature or quality”.  When learning a new language and come across a cognate; this can help point to similarity, of meaning and help you better understand the word’s meaning.  

readme Sometimes there are slight variances between languages, but the variances can be minimal or so different that the similarity can be missed if you are not vigilant. — Hey! that’s an English/French cognate, “vigilant”.  Most languages that share the same root as in Latin or Greek will share the same words which can be spelt differently, but you’d have a hard time not connecting them.  Even languages that do not share the same roots can have cognates because of conquest, trade partnership or colonialism.

Cognate French/English glossary

Here are a few terms to increase your familiarity with French/English cognates.

English French
absolutely absolument
abundance abondance
accentuate accentuer
accident accident
acrobatic acrobatique
activity activités
actor acteur
address adresse
allergic allergique
appetite appétit
arrogance arrogance
artist artiste
banana banane
battery batterie
bicycle bicyclette
brutal brutal
cabin cabine
cafeteria cafétéria
capitain capitaine
ceremony cérémonie
coast côte
color couleur
common commun
curious curieux
magnificent magnifique
medal médaille
memory mémoire
naturally naturellement
ordinary ordinaire
October octobre
photograph photographie
restaurant restaurant
rock roche
salary salire
solid solide
stomach estomac
testimony témoignage
totally totalement
urgent urgence
venomous venimeux

 

In Conclusion

As you can see, there are quite a few, and the above is just a brief glossary of the many cognates that exist between French and English.  Some of you will notice barely a difference between them, like “October” that becomes “octobre” in French, while others will need a discerning eye to see the similarities, like “January” that becomes “janvier”.  

out site Notice in both example that English capitalizes the first letter for a proper noun and French doesn’t. There are, of course, words that are exactly the same in both languages but do not remotely mean the same things – like “bras” in English that is a diminutive of “brassier” but “bras” in French means “arm”.

It can be fun to pick up literature in a Latin/Greek based language and try to pick out the cognates and try to decipher the meaning of the sentence.

Next time you are speaking to your tutor on the Adapt2me platform, challenge him/her to a cognate contest?

So let’s have some fun!  Below is a list of English and French cognates.  Why don’t you fill in the missing cognate in either language?  Type your answers in the comments section below.

 

décembre
diamant
dictionary
docteur
enormous
exactly
féroce
garden
history histoire
immigrant immigrant
island
lemon
lentille
January janvier

Challenge us by posting your own examples of cognates that will stump us.

No Comments | 29 June, 2016

(English) A New Life in Canada

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Montreal, QC

The Government of Canada is welcoming over 55,000 refugees to the country this year. After all of the hardship faced by these newcomers, one of the most difficult aspects of adjusting will be learning to speak a new language.

As a provider of innovative language instruction, we want to do what we can to ease this adjustment to Canadian life. We created Adapt2me Cares to ensure all those who need language training would not face any barriers to access quick, adequate and free solutions.

We are working with community organizations and NGOs to deliver language instruction to newcomers to Canada. Our Adapt2me Cares plan offers newcomers 6 months of free access to our learning platform and 18 hours of individual tutoring.

Below is Ajwad’s story of moving to Canada, using Adapt2me to improve his English and starting a new job through the assistance of Adapt2me! We want to help more new Canadians like Ajwad. If you know of a recent immigrant who is in need of language solutions, right now, direct them to our online platform and iOS mobile app.

Adapt2me, a new approach to building confidence!

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No Comments | 28 June, 2016

(English) Language Learning Trends

Here are two predictions:

1. The number of languages spoken by Canadians will increase as immigration trends continue to rise.2. English and French will continue to dominate as the primary languages in Canada, but in certain sections of the country, Asian and Arabic languages will become prominent as population density from immigration rises.

Language Learning Trends in 2016 and beyond

out site English will become one of the top five non-native languages being learned by new Canadians in 2020.  Chinese/Mandarin will join Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, and Spanish  as one of the five most popular non-native languages for Canadians to learn and there will be a double-digit increase in K-12 classrooms using language learning technology.   A confirmation for this trend comes from Rosetta Stone rival Duolingo.

Rosetta Stone also predicts that this year people will use more mobile devices than desktops or laptops to learn a language, which is a trend we can already see in Asia and among learners who use competing services like Adapt2me.

Which Languages will be left in 2115

What will the global language space look like 100 years from now?

Dr. McWhorter, who teaches linguistics, American Studies, philosophy and music at Columbia University, wrote a commendable essay last week.

readme He predicts that in 2115 the landscape will have radically changed but that English will remain lingua franca. From the 6000 languages that are currently spoken only, 600 will survive. A lot of those remaining languages will be dialects of more widely spoken languages like English.

The remaining languages will also be simplified with less complicated grammar and less vocabulary.  The latter will be driven by third wave of language “streamlining” that takes place among immigrant communities in cities around the globe.

Today language learning technology is once again on the upswing, powered by mobile devices as well as better broadband and mobile coverage. This leads to the following five key trends in language learning we see for the coming years.

Mobile

Mobile is the rocket fuel for the new wave of language learning products. Smartphones and mobile Internet made it possible to add bite-sized lessons and learning sprints to the daily routine of commuters. From serious approaches based on curated web content, mobile is THE learning environment to conquer in the language space.

Personalised and Adaptive

One-size-fits-all educational content for language learning will become a thing of the past. Learners today want content tailored to their interest and needs.

Another important factor is adaptiveness when it comes to the learning path. Language learners are not alike; they have different levels at the start and will continue to learn differently throughout the program. Therefore, language learning products need to adapt to the progress of each individual learner, from reinforcing and strengthening weak points to accelerating through topics that are known already or mastered quickly.

Constant Feedback

Learners want to know where they are on their learning path at any moment, not at the end of the month or after they have completed a test or exam.

Language learning startups, like us, Adapt2me for instance, that implement a learning path into their products early on make it easy for learners to visualise their current level.

Faster Results

Based on personalised learning content, an adaptive learning path and constant feedback, language learners will expect faster results. Overall, our society is being constantly trained for instant gratification thanks to Google, Amazon and other web services that get us answers, solutions, or services right away.

At Adapt2me, we are working on language learning content that will lead users through their learning path the most efficient way.

Live and On-Demand

Yes, live lessons will also make a comeback in the language learning space. The difference today is that both technology and infrastructure can handle video and audio connections between tutors and students with ease. And with more and more tutors coming online and searching for ways to earn money teaching languages, the problem of scaling a 24/7 live lesson service will find resolution down the line, as well.

These impromptu sessions will most likely last 30 minutes. I doubt that learners will schedule an entire tutoring session spontaneously, as such a setting requires preparation from both sides. On-demand sessions work well for Q&A and quick help on a specific problem, which could be an interesting service or additional feature for test and exam prep.

If you want to be with the language learning trends, register for your free trial at adapt2me.com today.

No Comments | 08 June, 2016

(English) Because we care … 15 minutes free tutoring with a language expert

When we decided to create adapt2me achat cialis quebec.com we had two main concerns in mind: the first was to create a platform that adapts to the personal needs of each student, and second to support our students individually and addressing their concerns to make sure that they are on the right track.

Unlike other platforms or software that might feel too robotic, our state of the art technology combined with live tutoring sessions creates a unique learning experience.

Creates a support system

Our tutoring sessions allow students with their tutors to practice either English or French. Students can clarify foggy concepts with their tutors and receive real-life examples and applications of the concepts.  

Motivation

Many behavioral studies have shown that there is increased motivation when studying in a group or with a tutor. The ability to discuss what was learned to another person seems to offer a stimulating reward that encourages most students seriously pursuing any studies.

Pronunciation

The tutoring sessions are a great tool to correct common pronunciations problems that most foreign students encounter. The tutor will give the student important tools to avoid the traps of common mistakes.

Prepare for a test or a job

Our tutors will give recommendations for students who are preparing for specific language examinations. The tutors can also assist you by practicing job interviews questions in case you will be interviewed in either French or English

Additional tutoring sessions

If you enjoyed our free tutoring session that comes with our basic plan, you can purchase additional tutoring time by emailing us to:

[email protected]

No Comments | 17 March, 2016