Tutor Resources

Tutoring Video Clips produced by Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/ Albemarle (NEW TUTORS, CLICK THIS ONE)
Includes our own tutors working on a variety of topics.

Tutoring Video Clips from Media Library of Teaching Resources
Includes clips of tutors demonstrating various methods such as the Language Experience Approach, role plays, learning vocabulary and building reading and writing skills with ESL or Basic Literacy students.

English As a Second Language and Civics

Activities for ESL Students
This website has useful information for all levels. It includes quizzes on grammar and vocabulary, listening and pronunciation practice and VOA audio podcasts. It also has crossword puzzles and over 40 quizzes in bilingual languages.

Civics
Ideas and resources for teaching about civic participation and becoming engaged in our community within the context of English-Language instruction.

English for Everyone
This website provides worksheets related to almost any question you may have about English. The pictures and readings for the lower level learners are especially good. Other topics include: U.S. citizenship, spelling, word searches and computer fundamentals. Check it out!

REEPworld’s Student Site
Lots of good listening, reading and vocabulary practice on health, work and family issues for low level learners.

Interesting Things for ESL Students
This website if full of exercises in grammar, pronunciation, listening, spelling and vocabulary development for different levels. One heading lists “Easy Things for Beginners.” Other activities and exercises are not specified by levels, but are generally intermediate.

Sounds of English
Good for pronunciation practice. Tips for teachers.

Picture Dictionary
Pictures and words available from A-Z for low level ESL learners.

Basic Literacy

Phonics

Letters, Words Lists and Reading Comprehension
Website full of basic phonics exercises about letters, compound words, alphabetizing and reading comprehension. Scroll down and click on “Sight Vocabulary.” This leads to such things as word lists for vowels, syllables and most commonly used words.

Learning the Basics of Letters
Gives a free audio tutorial, cartoons and sounds for the letters and blends of letters from A-Z. Is geared toward children, but adults can also find it useful.

Beginning Readers and Beyond

Teacher Worksheets
Very useful website for teachers/tutors that have activities at elementary grade levels, but many be applicable to adults. Categories under the Language Arts section include graded level reading and comprehension exercises, spelling, verbs, adverbs and adjectives, punctuation and social studies. There are also various word puzzle exercises to do and study materials related to major holidays.

Reading Skills for Today’s Adults
This provides readings on various topics for beginning to intermediate level learners. The print out readings can be timed and read repeatedly to improve comprehension and fluency. Questions are provided after each reading.


Tutoring Guidelines and Handouts from our Workshops

BL Tutoring Guidelines (pdf file)
ESL Tutoring Guidelines (pdf file
Pronunciation Workshop (pdf file)
Verb Tenses (pdf file)
tutor_training_handbook_complete2013.pdf
Using Technology to Help Learners (pdf file)
Civics_Workshop_handouts.pdf (pdf file)