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    • Join Date: Nov 2006
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    One-to-one teaching

    I am looking for articles/stories about teaching one or two students. I am "training"government workers for their Oral English proficiency tests, and would like to hear about other teachers' experiences in this setting, as wll as read articles about this topic.
    please send info to: [email protected]

    Last edited by goldste; 12-Mar-2007 at 14:12. Reason: forgot to insert reply address

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
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    Re: One-to-one teaching

    Thirty six for zero!!

    Oy oy oy!!! Your question is breathtaking, boundless!!
    I am, by trade, a tutor – i.e., I teach either individuals or small groups.

    I produce most of my material as I go, drawing on a collection of gathered-over-years material and standard textbooks (and a grammar of my own). It’s hard, but satisfying. You need a contract that remunerates you for preparation, or you’ll drop dead after a year or so.

    I develop my ‘curriculum’ on the basis of a continuing analysis of (a) the problems that the students have, and (b) the goals that you must reach in the provided time – and knowing the standard to be reached is critical. I then write material that deals with the difficulties that the students have.

    Please do post further texts on this subject. I am always eager to learn, and I’d like to know how you get on.

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