Nancy K.

asked • 08/16/13

any special techniques or advice on how to tutor students ESL

I would like to know if anyone can make suggestions on tutoring students where ESL Thanks

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Benjamin K. answered • 08/16/13

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Nancy K.

The student is already in college and having problems with a particular subject.  I probably need to find out where he is having the problem?  Is it translation of words or retention of information?  What are your thoughts about this and thank you



Benjamin K.

This is a more complex issue.  The issue could be a lack of understanding of the subject or a lack a fluency.  If I knew more about the specific problem I might be able to help.  Would you say that the student is fluent in English?



Kim F.

Using preschool materials (or early grade school) can be fun and useful.  Just be careful that you don't insult an older student who may be sensitive to using "little kid" materials.  I might explain my use of such by saying "It might seem silly, but I have these materials and think they might be useful.  What do you think?"
I always find that students smile or laugh, but agree to use them.  Then we laugh together as we use them!  If a student felt foolish using preschool material, then I would choose another way to present the material.


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