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by Ballerina
Sun May 12, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Cancellation policies for tutoring?
Replies: 3
Views: 4463

Cancellation policies for tutoring?

Among those of you who work as private tutors, what is your cancellation and payment policy? Or your policy on how you deal with those with frequent last minute cancellations. When I started out I was too naïve and lenient. Now that I've been private tutoring for a few years, I'm becoming less toler...
by Ballerina
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Fun ways to teach past tense verbs (elementary school)
Replies: 1
Views: 2446

Fun ways to teach past tense verbs (elementary school)

Any fun ways to introduce past tense verbs to 3rd graders?
by Ballerina
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Retaining adult students
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Retaining adult students

For those of you who tutor adults what is the longest amount of time a student studied with you? I've been a private tutor for the past 4 years and noticed that the longest an adult student stayed with me was for a year or little under a year. I'm beginning to wonder if it is just me or if this is n...
by Ballerina
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Past tense frustrations
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

Past tense frustrations

I tutor several elementary grade students from Korea(grades 2-5). They are intermediate/advanced level students and NONE use the past tense when they're writing. On a lucky day, there will be one sentence with a correctly used past tense verb and other days they go on telling their story as if past ...
by Ballerina
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Listening activities for advanced adults?
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Thank you Sally. I'll look out for the news. I met with him today. He is a graduate school student whose goal is to understand "fast" English. He's definately an advanced English speaker with excellent grammar and reading comprehension. I think his goal means keeping up with conversations and lectur...
by Ballerina
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Listening activities for advanced adults?
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Listening activities for advanced adults?

I'm a private tutor working mainly with Korean students. My most challenging folks to teach are advanced adults. Why? Their spoken and listening skills are already good! I speak at native speed. We understand eachother. They go to graduate school in an English speaking program and are fine. At least...