One-to-one Teaching: Introduction
This microsite brings together a wide range of resources to support everyone who is involved in one-to-one teaching (one-to-one tutors, any teachers working with individual students as well as those involved in managing one-to-one teaching provision within institutions).
One-to-one teaching can be qualitatively different from whole class or group teaching in a number of important respects:
- it is (more easily) possible to find out what the learner already knows before teaching.
- teaching and learning can consist of shared activity and dialogue; working directly with the responses of the learner rather than using a series of explanations and expositions.
- one-to-one teaching sessions can enable learners to stay on their “learning edge” for longer and provide a unique mixture of support and challenge.
These materials will explore aspects of this pedagogy and give existing and aspirant one-to-one tutors resources, case studies and other stimuli to think about and work on.
Whenever possible, multimedia materials have been used illustrating case studies, teacher research projects, along with sections on key ideas, appropriate pedagogies, common misconceptions, management issues and much more.
Also sprinkled throughout the materials are short professional development tasks to try out on your own or with colleagues.
We know that often the best support and advice comes from fellow practitioners and we have tried wherever possible to offer examples from “real” one-to-one tutors in these materials. But we also we very much welcome new contributions from you.
At the end of each section you will find a Comments box and an invitation to share your thoughts and ideas - an interesting anecdote, a favourite resource or maybe a case study of something you have tried and went well. Audio and video clips are also acceptable.
We hope you find the materials stimulating.
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