To begin with, I like to have my student take a quick test so we can gauge strengths and weaknesses. After the test, making daily lesson plans and checklists are important not only for structure, but to highlight the progress being made. If the student has any tests or papers from school relevant to the session, I would encourage him or her to bring them in for review. For me the most important thing a tutor can do is continually reinforce and call attention to a student's strengths while methodically improving his or her weaknesses. For over a year I have tutored adult ESL students, covering grammar, pronunciation, writing, and reading. In addition, I have helped at-risk youth with homework help while in college. For advanced learners I can be invaluable help in history, English, classics, and any other humanities discipline; they are, I feel, my bread and butter. For younger learners I can handle all subjects.
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