Tips for One to One Tutors
If you work with one student, it is understandable if you get the impression that there aren’t many tutor tips on this blog written for you. While it is true that the majority of tips on this blog refer to “students,” there are actually quite a few tips that work well when working with one student at a time. The lists below highlight these tips.
If you find a tip that isn't on the list but should be, let us know in the comments and we'll add it. Thank you!
Am I Talking When Students Should be Talking?
Breaking Down a Task
Accomplish Just About Any Learning Goal with Scaffolding
Praising Students’ Efforts
Best Practice: The I Do It-We Do It-You Do It Sequence for Direct Instruction
How Important is Review?
Best Practice: Modeling and Demonstrating
Best Practice: Activating Learners’ Prior Knowledge
Helping Learners Correct Their Errors
Reading Fluency Practice: Modeled Reading
Changing Your Thinking as You Read
Highlighting Claims and Evidence
Sight Word Toss
Using Model Texts
Introducing the Transitions Integration Framework
Resources to Help Students Explore Career Paths
Evaluating Communication Methods
Identifying Ads on a Website
Restating the Question
Making Inferences While Watching Videos
Setting Attendance Goals
Getting to Know Your Dictionary
Multiple Modalities (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing)
8 Things You Can Do in a One to One Class
The Teacher is Wrong!
Calendar Warm Up
Drawing Floor Plans and Maps
Variations on Three Truths and a Lie
Tell a Tale of Guesswork
Comparing My Life to a Journeys Story
Using Listening as a Pre-reading Activity
Three Similarities and a Difference