Category Archives: Tutoring

Lesson plan: Describing Places

Greenwich VillageIn this lesson, learners use a range of skills, focussed around the topic of describing an area within a town or city. All the materials and procedures are provided as attachments.

Level: Upper-Intermediate (B2) to Advanced (C1)

Time: 70 – 90 minutes

Topic: your favourite area in a town or city
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My teen-tutoring dos and don’ts

If, like me, you’ve spent most of your tutorhood teaching high school pupils, there were probably a few times you were faced with a blank stare, a look of despair, an icy air.

Just the other day, I was met with a garbled answer and a sweaty frown to a straightforward CCQ (concept checking question) whilst teaching modal verb usage in Afrikaans. Holy whippets! What went wrong?

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“You could of avoided all those mistakes”: why you should never stop learning English.

EdukationI was recently pondering – is it only foreign-language speakers who are interested in learning English and / or improving their language skills?

I have realised now that my question, really, is: Is it only foreign-language speakers who need to?

It’s becoming drastically obvious to me how many native speakers make errors, and to what degree the nature of these errors affects their ability to communicate meaning coherently.

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5 reasons why private tutoring benefits pupils and students

home-tutoring-scottsdaleHere my top 5 reasons why private tutoring is a valuable addition to the education of school pupils and university students:

1. It puts you in control

At school or University, you have no choice of who teaches you. With private tutoring, you can choose who you want to work with. Working with someone who you get along with means Continue reading