ERIC Number: ED263781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Tutoring without a Net.
Gibbons, Virginia; Leibman, Suzanne
Four techniques are suggested for tutoring students of English as a second language in writing: taking a "writing history" of the student's experiences, failures, and successes at writing by asking open-ended questions in a non-judgmental way during an informal interview; brainstorming about a given writing topic, with the tutor taking close notes of the student's comments and making no evaluation; timed writing assignments, five to ten minutes long, on broad topics from which the student makes a selection; and oral proofreading, in which a student reads a paper, an unmarked paper or a timed writing composition, paying attention to grammatical and surface error. The exercises can be used for diagnosis, illustration, or practice, but all have the common objective of developing a solid tutor-student relationship. Moreover, with effective demonstration and encouragement, the students begin to adopt and internalize the techniques for themselves. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Language Key to Learning. Selected Papers from the Annual State Convention of the Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (12th, 1984). Volume V. (FL 015 399).