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    I have lately heard that our college received a grant for our students, to improve their grades performance. There are two proposals are on the table. The first one is to employ more professors for teaching students on specific workshops. The second one is to put the money on putting off the hours on tutoring. Because of the money limited, the second one is the better choice. This proposal helps a lot of students on their works, provides more time options for students to choose and a good environment for studying.

    Students can apply a tutor for helping their academic works. They can be a freshman, an elderly or English as a second language people. Most of the freshmen donít exactly understand the differences of high school and college. Tutor plays an important role here, to let them know some of the basic rules in college, such as writing a correct essay format. It is because professors have strict rules, compared to high school teacher. Also, some of the elderly have a difficult to use computer. They might need an assistant for teaching them how to type or using basic skill in computer. And then, great deals of immigrants have a language obstacle. They canít speak fluent English, understand the words and write well. A tutor can assist their works. They can correct their pronunciations, grammar mistakes, and explain the meaning of the words which they donít know it. Tutoring is very helpful for most of the college students.

    College students have a busy schedule. Most of the college students owe a part time job; some of them even have a full time job. Others might be a father or mother. They have to pick up their children or take care of their dairy meals. They donít have much time on campus. If they need a tutor, they donít have any options can choose. Usually, tutoring is available on Monday to Thursday, and particular in some of the periods. If they canít go during these periods, they donít have any choice. But, if the time prolongs longer or opens on weekends, it could benefit a lot of students who have a time obstacle.

    Tutoring center provides a nice environment for student to sit with their tutors individually. A lot of students live in a noisy place, for instance, nearby subway station, babies crying or family quarrel, which greatly distracts them. They canít concentrate on studying and doing their homework. The only way they can pay attention on studying is sitting with a tutor in a quiet place. Also, when they find out something they donít understand, they can directly ask them.

    On contrary, in our campus have a lot of professors teach different classes. Some of the classes couldnít open due to fewer students. Also, most of the workshops are grouped in few people. Professor canít response all the questions right away, so it doesnít really solve the academic problems of the student.

    In conclusion, increasing tutors means more tutors stay in campus in different period, so students can solve their academic issues and study in a quiet place. This service is all student expectation of their campus, in order to improve their grades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yalitzang View Post
    I have lately heard that our college received a grant for our students to improve their grades performance. There are two proposals on the table. The first one is to employ more professors for teaching students on specific workshops. The second one is to invest in (improving)putting off(?) the tutoring hours. Because of the limited money, the second one is the better choice. This proposal helps a lot of students with their work, providing more time options for them to choose and a good environment for their studies.

    Under the proposal, students can apply for a tutor to help with their academic work. They can be a freshman, an elderly or ESL learners. Most of the freshmen don't exactly understand the differences between a high school and a college. Tutor plays an important role here by letting them know some of the basic rules in college, such as writing an essay with a correct format, as professors always have stricter rules than high school teachers. Also, some of the elderly have difficulty in using computers. They might need an assistant to teach them how to type or master the basic skills. What's more, a great deal of immigrants have a language barrier. Neither can they speak fluent English, nor understand the words and write well. In this connection, a tutor can assist in their assignments. They can correct their pronunciations, grammar mistakes, and explain the meaning of vocabulary which they don’t know. Hence, tutoring is a most conducive way to the academic performance of college students.

    In spite of their busy (lecture) schedules,most of the college students have part time jobs, with some of them even working full time. The others might be a father or mother who has to pick up their children or cater for their daily needs/meals. Consequently, their time on campus is getting less and less. Besides, tutoring is usually only available from Monday to Thursday, and particularly restricted to some specified periods. Should they need a tutor beyond these periods of time, they just don’t have any choices. Under these circumstances, if tutoring hours could be extended or is also available on weekends, it could benefit more students who have a time constraint.

    And what makes things worse is that we have a number of professors teaching different classes on campus, along with workshops being arranged in a plethora of small groups. If students of these workshops have problems to raise at the same time, our professors may not have spare time to respond their enquiries all at once. Therefore, the current arrangements do not really solve the problem of students in enhancing their academic outcomes. Furthermore, many students live in noisy areas/places, for instance, with subway stations nearby, babies crying or family quarrels,which may greatly distract them from their studies. Hence, the only way they can concentrate on their studies is to be taught by a tutor in a quiet study. Provided that they find something they don’t understand, they can ask him/her right away. In this regard, a tutoring center can provide such a nice and convenient learning space for them.

    In conclusion, to increase the manpower of tutors means that there will be more helpers in campus in various periods, so students can solve their doubts/questions on assignments with their assistance, and are allowed to study in a tranquil and cozy enironment. This is indeed the aspirations of all students with a view to improving their grades.
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    The teachers here may have a better refinement than mine.
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    Thanks a lot..I appreciate it....
    I will keep improving my English..

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    Quote Originally Posted by yalitzang View Post
    I have lately heard that our college received a grant for our students, to improve their grades performance. There are two proposals are on the table. The first one is to employ more professors for teaching students on specific workshops. The second one is to put the money on putting off into extending the hours of tutoring. Because of the money limited limit to the money, the second one is the better choice. This proposal helps a lot of students on their works, provides more options for students to choose from and a good environment for studying.

    Students can apply to a tutor for help on their academic works. The tutor can be a freshman, a retired peson or someone who teaches English as a second language. Most of the freshmen donít exactly understand the differences between high school and college [What is the point of this statement?]. The tutor plays an important role here, to let them know teaching the student some of the basic rules in college, such as writing a correct essay format. It is because professors have strict rules, compared to high school teacher[Is this really necessary?]. Also, some of the older teachers have a difficult to use computer. They [omit] might need an assistant for teaching them how to type or acquiring basic skills with computers. And then, many immigrants have a language obstacle. They canít speak fluent English, so they do not understand the words or write well. A tutor can assist their works. They [omit]can correct their pronunciation or grammar mistakes, and explain the meaning of the words which they donít know. Tutoring is very helpful for most of the college students.

    College students have a busy schedule. Most of the [omit]college students have a part time job; some of them even have a full time job. Others might be a father or mother. They have to pick up their children or take care of their daily meals. They donít have much time on campus. If they need a tutor, they donít have any options can choose.they have few options. Usually, tutoring is available from Monday to Thursday, and particular in some of the periods. [omit]If they canít go during these periods, they donít have any choice. So if the available tutoring periods were longer or available on weekend, it would benefit those who have little spare time.

    A tutoring center provides a nice environment for students to sit with their tutors individually. A lot of students live in a noisy place, for instance, nearby subway station, babies crying or family quarrel,[omit] which greatly distracts them. They canít concentrate on studying and doing their homework. The only way they can pay attention to studying is sitting with a tutor in a quiet place. Also, when they find out something they donít understand, they can directly ask them.

    On contraryIn contrast, in our campus have a lot of professors teach many professors teach different classes. However, some of the classes couldnít open due to too few students. Also, most of the workshops had groups and the professor canít respond to all the questions right away, so it doesnít really solve the academic problems of the student.

    In conclusion, increasing the number of tutors means more tutors are on the campus in different periods, so students can solve their academic issues and study in a quiet place. This service is what students expect from their campus, in order to improve their grades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yalitzang View Post
    I have lately heard that our college received a grant for our students, to improve their grades performance.
    I have recently heard that our college has received a grant for the purpose of helping the students improve their grades,

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I have recently heard that our college has received a grant for the purpose of helping the students improve their grades,
    What a coincidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    What a coincidence.
    Sorry. It is not a coincidence. It ("I have recently heard") is idiomatic English. "I have lately heard" is not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Sorry. It is not a coincidence. It ("I have recently heard") is idiomatic English. "I have lately heard" is not.


    No offence, just kidding.

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