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by TallMikeV
03 Mar 2011, 15:13
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: How do you interpret this sentence?
Replies: 7
Views: 8253

Re: How do you interpret this sentence?

It sounds that he was hired AFTER the startup already had 150 employees as well. The use of the past perfect (Had grown) is there to express that something happened in the past, before somethign else in a nearer past. In other words, it says "I was hired" which means this would be the closest past s...
by TallMikeV
03 Mar 2011, 15:04
Forum: Special Needs
Topic: What should I do if one of my students has dyslexia?
Replies: 19
Views: 40720

Re: What should I do if one of my students has dyslexia?

I know this thread is quite old but who knows, some people might still read it... One of my good friend is dyslexic and we went to school together. I remember him telling me how difficult it was, especially in English. I know that he hated reading and writing in French, so you can figure out his opi...
by TallMikeV
03 Mar 2011, 14:51
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Private mentoring high school students... some advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 4727

Private mentoring high school students... some advice?

Hi, I am at my second year in ESL teaching at ULaval and am looking for some advice toward mentoring high school students. I think I have the knowledge to do it, although I do not feel that secure when it comes to build a small syllabus for a specific student in a specific grade. What can I do to ma...
by TallMikeV
03 Mar 2011, 14:47
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Teaching without a degree
Replies: 7
Views: 9118

Re: Teaching without a degree

It's totally possible to teach without a degree. I mean, it's always important/appealing to have a degree as a background, but it's also totally possible to succeed without it. It'll be wise to finish your last years at Laval, and just try to take on any sub spots or internships at some schools. It...
by TallMikeV
03 Mar 2011, 14:36
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: A super-slow learner in my class, any suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 15329

Re: A super-slow learner in my class, any suggestions?

Maybe that boy has some attention problems that are directly related to his short term memory. If I may suggest, did you try to present him information through a game? Sometimes, these kind of children need to be interested through something they recall and they like. As young boys tend to love game...