Here's some guidance on teaching to help you get started:
Your learner may be excited and enthusiastic, but may also be overwhelmed at the prospect of one-to-one attention focused on their abilities and efforts.
Here are some of the barriers you may need to overcome in order for lessons to be successful:
You can help learners to engage by ensuring:
Ensure your learner has a sense of how the lesson will be directed by giving a brief introduction to your planned activity and then asking open questions to confirm the learner has understood.
Try to gauge your learner felt about the lesson by asking a few light questions such as "What has been the most useful thing you have learned today?" or "Do you have any questions following what we have talked about today?"
As you work with more learners you may wish to start contemplating what worked/what didn't, in addition to any feedback First Tutors: Arts & Crafts receives from learners. Below is some "food for thought" to help you in the process.
|How well did I .....?||Very Well||Satisfactory||Could Be Better|
|Prepare for the session|
|Get the session underway (establish aims, etc)|
|Ask questions and prompt the learner|
|Handle the learner's comments and questions|
|Respond to the learner as an individual|
|Keep the focus on the main topic|
|Help sustain learner interest|
|Provide help when learners encountered difficulties|
|Ensure key points were drawn out|
|Bring things to a close and set out practice homework|
If you are new to private Arts & Crafts teaching you are welcome to register with First Tutors: Arts & Crafts to attract potential learners.
We will ask you which subjects you are proposing to teach, how much you wish to charge and what experience and qualifications you can offer.
Carefully consider which subjects you feel you can offer with credibility to your audience. We ask learners to give feedback about teachers and the best way to ensure this feedback is positive is by making sure you are teaching a subject well within your comfort zone of knowledge.
First impressions matter, so ensure you give the right impression to your new learner by picking up the phone to contact them swiftly rather than leaving them to chase you. Learners can be anxious when making arrangements with a teacher, especially if they have exams to consider, so put them at ease by making arrangements quickly, showing up on time and arriving well prepared.
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