By Alex Howard, ELL Tutor
Earlier this week, I had the chance to meet my new student, and I began thinking about how important that first session is. Here are a few notes and ideas about what to do on the first day.
Take some time to organize your aims for your first meeting. You’ll want to discover as much about your student as possible, so it helps to have ideas written out beforehand. To get your student talking, have a few questions handy. Begin with simple, open-ended questions, and conversation starters:
Tell me about your family.
Why did you decide to come to the United States?
Tell me about your job.
Arrive a little early ...
Erskine entered our program in 2002 through our partnership with Davidson County Drug Court. With our help, he achieved his goals of finding employment and buying a house. Erskine has been drug-free for fifteen years, and says he could not have achieved this without learning how to read.
My whole life has changed. If I hadn't started learning, there's no telling where I might be today. If I couldn't read, I couldn't stay clean. I'm just grateful for having a program like this. I never thought I was going to be blessed to learn how to read.
What Education Means
by Erskine Hyler
Education means to me -
You won't catch the wrong ...