PACE Yourself: A Handbook for ESL Tutors
Teresa S. Dalle and Laurel L. Young
Table of Contents
Guide to Topics
Three Case Studies
Unit 1: Prepare
Chapter 1: "What do I do first?"
Chapter 2: "What materials should I have on hand?
Acquire frequently used tutoring tools.
Chapter 3: "How should I structure my tutoring sessions?"
Follow an organized format.
Unit 2: Assess
Chapter 4: "How do I know what to teach?"
Assess skills and determine students' goals.
Chapter 5: "How do I use assessment to help me teach?"
Use assessment to determine tutoring goals and establish a starting point.
Chapter 6: "What factors can help or hinder a student's English learning ability?"
Consider personal, cultural, and linguistic factors.
Unit 3: Construct
Chapter 7: "How do I make a lesson plan that is appropriate for my student?"
Set reasonable objectives; provide appropriate materials and activities.
Chapter 8: "How can I use the Internet in my lessons?"
Search ESL Web sites for materials, lessons, and activities geared to the students' age, language level, and language skill.
Chapter 9: "How do I construct lessons for people whose language I do not speak?"
Use visual aids.
Unit 4: Evaluate
Chapter 10: "How do I document students' progress and evaluate their success?"
Use formal and informal means.
Chapter 11: "What can I do if the student shows little progress?"
Identify the student's problems; seek help for specific needs.
Chapter 12: "How can I evaluate my performance as an ESL tutor?"
Use simple self-assessment procedures.
Appendix A: Texts, Web Sites, and Other Resources for ESL Tutors
Appendix B: Terminology for ESL Tutors
Appendix C: Publishers in the Field of ESL
Appendix D: Organizations of Interest to ESL Tutors