Information for Tutors
Tutors are recruited from the international student population and trained by the ALLNet director. Students meet with their tutor for two hours a week. The purpose of the session with the tutor is to review and practice materials students have studied on their own. In general, the tutors check students' pronunciation, provide cultural information, and practice in conversation what the students have already learned from the learning materials.
Tutors try to avoid using English during tutorial sessions to increase students' exposure to target languages. The students are expected to attend all tutoring sessions and to be properly prepared for each session.
If, for any reason, the students have to miss the practice sessions, they need to contact the tutors in advance.
Please note that the tutorial sessions emphasize the development of speaking and listening skills. This focus may be reduced if the student's interest is primarily in learning to write and read the language.