East London Pathfinder Tutor Training Tutorial Pack
The Tutorial pack projectThe aim of the project: Tutoring a class is not just about teaching language to students, but also about teaching them how to learn a language, as well as giving pastoral support. Many tutors find this part of the job hard as there is little ESOL specific guidance or materials. The project will address this, by producing a video, which shows both individual and class tutorials; and a written pack. The written pack contains both guidance and photocopiable materials. The pack will be available from the Talent website from September 2003.
What are we doing?
- Drawing up a list of areas that tutors need to address.
- Collecting ideas and materials that already exist.
- Identifying the gaps.
- Producing materials to fit the gaps.
- Piloting some sample materials to see how useable they are.
- Adjusting materials according to feedback from the pilot.
- Evaluating the project's effectiveness.
- Launching the pack with all course tutors.
- Training teachers in being an effective tutor.
Who's working on the project?The project is co-ordinated by Maya Sharma, a full-time ESOL tutor at Hackney Community College. A number of other tutors are writing materials for the project. Other tutors are involved in the pilot, trying out materials and giving feedback on these. Several tutors are featured in the videos.
MaterialsThe pack will contain different kinds of materials. We will aim to produce these for as wide a range of levels as possible. The pack will include:
- Lesson plans for group tutorials, outlining activities and including all papers needed.
- Forms for students to use individually
- Forms for tutors to use in individual tutorials
- Forms for tutors to use to organise their paperwork
Examples: Please note: these are DRAFTS. Final versions will be available as part of the pack in September 2003.
This is a lesson plan for an end-of-term group tutorial. The aim of the lesson is for students to review their progress over the term and identify weak areas for future study. The hand-out is designed for an E3 class, but tutors should produce their own version, based on their scheme of work.
This is a form for students to use to prepare themselves for an individual tutorial. Tutors can also use it as a checklist for the tutorial. This copy is for an E2 student; there different versions for each level.
This is a form to help tutors monitor which students have problems handing in home-work.