English Tutors in Our Area

tutor  A tutor is a teacher who works with just one student, or maybe two.  Working with an English tutor can be a good way to improve your English more quickly, because you get to speak more, and work more on the kind of English help that you need.

Here is a list of places in our area that offer tutoring, and special services such as citizenship test assistance and accent reduction.  Some tutoring is offered free from generous volunteers.

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Writing Practice: Write or Die

We usually talk about being careful with your writing – using correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc.  This is an exercise that does the opposite.  It simply encourages you to write continuously – from your thoughts straight through to your fingers – without worrying about mistakes.  The website is called writeordie.com

You’re pushed to keep typing, because if you stop – the screen starts turning red, and then starts making some irritating noises – until you start typing again. 

This is easiest to use on your computer.  You can use it on a tablet (iPad).

To try this –  you don’t have to pay, or login.  Below the BUY button, just click on the TRY button.


One New Word Every Day

learnersdictionary  A good way to learn more English words is to study one new word every day.  Here is a good website – learnersdictionary.com – that teaches you a new word or common expression every day. Start Today!
home-screenTo make it easier to use on your phone or tablet, put a website shortcut button on your home screen that will go right to the Word of the Day.  Here’s how to do that for Apple and Android.