Monday, March 29, 2010

Free On-Line Video Courses to Help Tutors

Some free resources for tutors today, courtesy of Literacy Network staff. Jeff Burkhart, Literacy Network Executive Director, suggested paying a visit to MLOTS, the Media Library of Teaching skills. There you will find videos of tutors working with learners in very realistic situations. What I thought particularly helpful was the video of a professional teacher showing learners about present continuous tense with do-it-yourself pantomime (no Marcel Marceau face paint necessary). In addition to speaking skills you may find films explaining math or writing concepts.The site has links at the bottom of the page that lead to other sites with video lessons

Volunteer Manager Lynn Pawelski recommends another site with video help, Literacy DuPage, which advertises "Real Tutors, Real Learners." They offer videos of how to manage a first lesson, which is going to be marvelously useful to new tutors. Other videos tackle reading, writing and speaking skills. By all means, check them out. Both sites will have links in our links on

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