lazy sunday

6 Mar

This morning, I held my first group tutoring session. I’ve been asked to work with students from the elementary school, where they learn English from Chinese teachers. The kids I met with today have had 3 years of English, but almost no opportunity to interact with native speakers, which is why their parents are willing to pay me to tutor them once a week.

Today, I taught four 10 year olds in my apartment and it was so much fun. I was told beforehand that I didn’t need to worry about a formal lesson–I just needed to prepare a few games and maybe some songs, very low pressure. And, of course, there are many things you can do with four students that you can’t do with forty, so these lessons will give me a chance to play hot potato, and simon says, and all the games I keep reading about on TESL resource websites that sound really fun but impractical for a large class.

Here’s a picture of my Sunday students.

From left to right, they are Qing Ying, Yu Tong, and Frank. The fourth student, Qing Yu, is hidden by Frank’s hamming it up for the camera.

As a bonus, today’s lesson provided me with some artwork to liven up my depressing white walls!

Tomorrow evening, I’ll be working with a different group of elementary students. It should be a nice change of pace, on top of providing extra pocket money.


2 Responses to “lazy sunday”

  1. kjschnur March 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    Love the art work Erin and of course the kids!

  2. Jessica March 7, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    Ah, ten-year-olds. I miss working with them. Glad you’re able to do some fun lessons and enjoy their artwork!

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