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    Ju is offline Key Member
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    A new tutor

    A new family private tutor needs time to know more about the little boy's academic background and his character before drafting a lesson plan solely for him, plus building up trust between them so they can get along well.

    What should I describe this particular period of time in getting to know more about the student?

    Orientation period?
    Warm up period?
    Familiarisation period?
    Transition period?
    Other suggestions?

    Many thanks.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Aug-2017 at 18:29. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: A new tutor

    Only #3 (if you had numbered them) sounds good to me.

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    Re: A new tutor

    You need to reorder the adjectives at the beginning. "A new family private tutor" implies that the family is new or that family is being used as an adjective, as in: she is a 'family tutor' (I doubt that is the case).

    Your adjectives should be ordered by: 1. owner (or article), 2. type, etc. I suggest: The family's new private tutor...

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    Re: A new tutor

    A suggestion: "a get-to-know-each-other period"?

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    Re: A new tutor

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    she is a 'family tutor' (I doubt that is the case).
    What is she if not a family tutor?

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    Re: A new tutor

    She is a private tutor hired to tutor the little boy; not Mother, Father, Grandma, Grandpa, or anyone else in the family.

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    Re: A new tutor

    I'm pretty sure no one would think a family tutor means tutor for grandma.

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    Re: A new tutor

    I've privately tutored a number of grandparents - one as young as 35.

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    Re: A new tutor

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I've privately tutored a number of grandparents - one as young as 35.
    Rover_KE

    You can privately tutor me in English.

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