As a child, I had a tough time with English—both the language and subject. I was a child of first generation immigrants from Puerto Rico and for the first few years of my life, I spoke only Spanish. By the time I starting attending school, the only real exposure I had to English was through television shows like “Magic Garden”, “Sesame Street” and “Electric Company” (yeah, I’m taking it way back). Because of this, I always got mediocre grades in English that shadowed the excellent grades I received in my other subjects. I couldn’t figure out why…
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