As a Conversational English tutor, you will be meeting with a group of up to three (3) tutees each week throughout the semester. At these sessions, you will mainly focus on English conversational skills and should be fostering a comfortable and open atmosphere in which your tutees can practice with ease and confidence.
Your sessions and how you conduct them are entirely up to you. While we may provide some ideas for conversation, we will not be giving you detailed lesson plans to follow, so please prepare in whatever way you find most effective. Because this tutoring program is more about conversational English rather than English used for other purposes such as academic writing, interviewing, etc., we do not expect you to be leading detailed and complex lessons. We want you to be a friend and a resource for your tutees. Simply preparing some topics to discuss is a great way to prepare for your tutoring sessions.
Upon registering to be a tutor, you will choose time blocks that you will be able to commit to throughout the entire semester. The Conversational English coordinators will look at your selections and choose what days and times to assign to you. Each group meets for 1-2 hours per week. If you wish to tutor for more than the minimal 1-2 hours a week, you will have the option of being assigned more than one group of tutees. For example, if you wish to tutor for four hours per week, you will have two separate groups of tutees that you will meet on different days and times in the week.