“Never lose a holy curiosity,” said Einstein. With something as critical as a student's education, we are always asked about our operations, processes, and our subject-specialists. So we popped the hood on the engine that is YourTutor, during an on-stage Q&A session at the STARS Conference.
There are few academic skills more difficult and time-consuming to develop than learning to write a good essay. As every English teacher knows, there are no short-cuts to becoming a competent communicator with the written word. It takes time and practice. If ever there were a poster-child for the “10,000 hours” rule, it’s learning to write.
"G'day, it's Bill Lawry calling" I announced in my broadest Aussie accent to the switchboard operator at Old Trafford. "Be a love and put me through to the commentary box. I need to catch up with Richie."
It was 1993 and the first day of the Ashes Series, which I'd spent with compatriots on a couch in London watching the cricket on TV and marvelling that 'our Richie' was as much the big kahuna on the BBC as he was on Channel Nine back home.