Wednesday, September 28, 2011

714. An essential part of her job

One day teacher of English B said to teacher of English A, “In most of the centers I’ve worked, we teachers used to have tutorials with each boy.

Maybe at the first tutorial, at the beginning of the academic year, the student was afraid and trying to make out what his new tutor would be like. The first meeting might be cold, like a kind, say, of a mere report-filling-in.

With passing months the three-fold relationship among parents, teacher and student could become cooperative, efficient and warm. Something I came up with was ‘I’m asking the student to bring his stuff of English and we’ll discuss about his work, his mood in the class, etc.’, if he wants to.

I found out a lot about the boy, and with running days was him who asked me for help and advice. It was a good chance to put in his shoes to learn how he felt in the class, also his feelings relating his classmates, a clear insight of the group, and so on. It meant a new world I as a teacher discovered. / Photo from: junglekey com. A lady cleaning. Ireland

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