Tutoring Tips. Presentation for the Future Teachers Program California State University Fullerton. Developed by V. Costa, Secondary Education, for EDSC 110. A good tutor is:. Helpful Positive Interested Enthusiastic Humble Respectful Accessible Idealistic.
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Presentation for the
Future Teachers Program
California State University Fullerton
Developed by V. Costa, Secondary Education, for EDSC 110.
A tutor who taught on the flute
Tried to teach two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot, or
To tutor two tooters to toot?"
Tutoring is a great way to help children learn. It offers an opportunity for one-on-one interaction, focused support for children's problem areas and a welcome break from typical classroom situations.
Speak simply and clearly. Use short, complete sentences in a normal tone of voice.
Use actions and illustrations to reinforce oral statements.
Use visual aids, prompts, and facial expressions to help convey meaning.
Avoid using slang or figures of speech; they often confuse learners.
Model correct usage, but respect that English language learners are trying to apply what they know about their first language to English.
Value the culture of the learner. Ask your students to teach you about the language and customs of their country of origin. Then try learning a few words in their language.
Ask for help. The number of languages spoken in the United States is astounding. You may be able to find someone who can give you more information about the culture and language of the students you tutor.
Encourage conversation. Have them read the problem or question and then tell you what it means in their own words.When Tutoring English Learners . . .
ASHLEY and MAYDA
This presentation focused on
how to be an effective tutor.