Tampa English Tutor Tells Secret of Success in College

Posted on 29th August 2008 in Tampa English Tutor

I have been helping one of my favorite Tampa English Tutoring students do her college applications. Occasionally, I have helped students by reviewing their college application essays or talking with them about strategies to write a good essay on college applications.

This student’s mother asked me what advice I would give to her daughter about doing well in college. That question evokes vivid memories of my arrival at Stetson University as a freshman.

I don’t usually tell my Tampa English Tutoring clients this, but I was a not an especially good student in high school. Basically I got C’s with better marks in my English and history classes, but I decided that I would do whatever it took to be an A student in college.

And no one was more surprised than I when I earned straight As my first semester in college. I went to school before the Internet was huge, so I had to wait for a white envelope to arrive in the mailbox to learn that I was a straight A student!

How did I do it?

I never missed class… okay, almost never,…even my 8:00 am class. Part of the reason that I was such a poor student in high school was that I didn’t attend classes regularly.

The second thing I did was to start any assignment or required reading the day that it was assigned. I had read the material before I heard the lecture.

During orientation, the academic advisor told me to study two hours for every hour I attended class. Although, I am not sure that I did that, I did study enough to do well on all my exams.

I had a regular daily study routine — a time and a place that I would study every day.

I was also fortunate to make great friends who shared my interest in achieving excellent grades in college.

It fun to see a person for whom I have been a Tampa English tutor reach her senior year and apply for college. If she follows the advice about I am sure that she, too, will achieve top marks in college.

No matter where you are on your academic journey, if you need English tutoring, call me at 813.787.8959. I’ll be happy to provide you with excellent private English tutoring in New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, or Odessa.

Getting help from a private tutor is among the best ways to improve your grades. Call the Tampa Engish Tutor today!

Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 8/29/2008 10:28 AM


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Tampa English Tutor Success Stories

Posted on 23rd August 2008 in Tampa English Tutor

I worked with a very special and dedicated student over the summer. She needed help preparing for the English grammar and usage portion of a professional exam. Although she had tried to pass the exam several times–always coming close–she had not achieved a passing score. We worked together for over a month, and she passed the exam.

The success of a tutoring program in English (or any other subject) depends upon what the student does in the time he or she is not tutoring. I have never had a more dedicated student than this person. She was destined for success because she was unafraid to work hard and do extra practice questions in the time between sessions.

I also was very fortunate to help tutor several groups of students in Tampa who were preparing for the English portion of the SAT. We met once a week and did a practice writing and some of the sentence completion or sentence correction exercises to help boost their SAT English scores.

The students in the group that excelled were those unafraid to do a little bit more work than the required amount between English tutoring sessions. If you would like to learn some of the keys to improving your SAT score on the English portion of the exam, call the Tampa English Tutor at 813.787.8959.

Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 8/23/2008 7:55 AM


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