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June 30, 2010
ASHLEY TUTORS TELLS CBS NEWS AFFILIATE CORRECT SPELLING IS LOSING IMPORTANCE IN DIGITAL AGE
Ashley Tutors focuses on spelling at any age
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. – Ashley Tutors (http://www.ashleytutors.com) will be featured prominently in a WUSA9 News Now story discussing the importance of spelling, even when it comes to bus stop shelters along the streets of Washington, D.C.
9 News Now reporter Brittany Morehouse revealed a number of misspelled bus stop shelters, including one at the prominent corner of Massachusetts and Garfield. Morehouse explained DC’s Department of Transportation is responsible for the shelters and the city contracts with Clear Channel to produce the structures.
Ashley Tutors founder Josh Chernikoff is not surprised about the misspellings on the shelters. He believes spelling is getting lost along the way, especially with technology and smart phones.
“Certainly with the younger students we work with spelling is emphasized all the time,” Chernikoff said. “When you get into the middle and high school levels, spelling is not emphasized as much, and it’s the content of what you’re writing instead.”
“I think it’s being lost along the way because you don’t have to worry about it,” he continued, adding we all rely more on technology. “Microsoft Word, text messaging, Google will figure out exactly what you’re trying to say however you spell it.”
ABOUT ASHLEY TUTORS: Ashley Tutors is an in-home one-on-one tutoring service covering all subjects offered to students in grades Kindergarten through 12 in Montgomery County, Maryland. Guided by Montgomery County resident, Josh Chernikoff, Ashley Tutors is staffed with exceptionally passionate and driven tutors who all have undergraduate degrees and tutoring experience. Ashley Tutors sets itself apart from other tutoring centers as an in-home service that makes learning fun for its students, and helps students find their way to success in academics and life. L.I.V.E. Learning Is Very Entertaining!
Ashley Tutors provides one-on-one tutors for students in Montgomery County, Md., including Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Chevy Chase; Washington, D.C.; and Northern Virginia including Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church. Ashley Tutors provides instruction in basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-calculus, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Reading, Economics, Government, History, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, English, Literature, Journalism, Reading, IT Training, Math, Writing, and Science.