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Q: To all language tutors:

For those doing private language tuition (not school language teachers), how do you proceed during one typical tutoring sessions? What I mean exactly is

1) what kind of material do you present to your student?

2) and what kind of tone and behavior do you adopt to keep the class interesting?

3) how much time do you give for theory explanation, written exercises to your student, oral practice etc...?

7 years 4 days ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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  I'm an oral English teacher, my approach is to have fun with my students, I genuinely enjoy teaching, I set up many pair-work activities, I have a reward scheme that is essential in maintaining discipline, I never raise my voice, I spend very little time on theory explanation but prefer instead to give a brief introduction to an area of English then have students practise it in various ways, I focus largely on building vocabulary as my students are mostly children, and as you can see from my lack of full-stops, I rarely breath. Phew.

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It varies greatly, depending on the student.

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@JungleLife, could you give an example of one of your classes?

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hello, any one wanna do language-change and make friends with me ? my name is cherry , a interpreter in shandong province. my QQ no is 18678637839

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Come up with an interesting topic that they can write about later if they like to write. Find out if the student likes to read & write. Some students like that some don't. I currently have several students and they vary as one doesn't read or write and the other likes to read & write. If they like to do this then give them something to write about and also something to read. Find out what they like! It's all about them! 

 

The one's that don't like to read or write I find it more difficult to teach them as they're reading skills aren't as good and their writing skills need a whole lot of improvement.  indecision

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There are cookies, bookies and too many rookies for me to sit here trying to be a hooky! Looky Looky don't call me a wooky. Touchy Touchy Feely Feely Spicy Spicy Nicey Nicey & that's what the doctor Ordered!!

 
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How about when tutoring kindergarten kids?

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Thank you JungleLife. Really valuable info.

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