As the tutor, you should keep the "Student's Book" to work with together and to plan from. The student should keep the "Workbook" for homework and review.
Ventures textbooks include extensive online resources, available at www.cambridge.org/ventures/resources. You will need to create a teacher’s account to access the materials. To save yourself the headache, you can log in using our teacher account. Contact Heather for the login information.
The "Ventures Arcade" is an online resource that students and tutors can use to supplement activities found in their textbooks. It is a platform that provides games, activities, a dictionary, and audio files.
Learning Styles - Behavioral characteristics and tutoring tips for three different learning styles: auditory, visual, and tactile/kinesthetic.
Guidelines Based on Learner Levels
Speaking & Listening Test Information
Students should be able to answer the questions at the level they last tested into, all those before it, and the next level up that they will hopefully test into.
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.
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.
Interesting Things for ESL Students - This website is 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.
How To Tutor Remotely (December 2020)
How To Tutor Remotely (Slides)
Online Teaching Strategies (Handout)
Zooming with Teacher's Edition How to Video (YouTube)
Zooming while Reading a Novel How to Video (YouTube)
Literacy Minnesota Curriculum Links: Beginning ESL and Advanced ESL
Literacy Minnesota's Zoom Tutoring Checklist for Host (Handout)
Literacy Minnesota's Using WhatsApp for Tutoring Checklist (Handout)
Zoom Navigation Slides (showing how to annotate on different devices)
Platform Options Slide
Collaborative Lesson Planning (2018 Tutor Retreat)
Presented by Holly Dilatush, a former LVCA volunteer
Lesson Planning PowerPoint
Lesson Planning for Intermediate & Advanced Students (April 2018)
Meeting the Needs of Intermediate and Advanced English Language Learners PowerPoint
Level 4 Standards Handout
Scaffolding Techniques for Low-Level Learners (March 2018)
Cluster Word Web Handout
Herringbone Organizer Handout
KWL Chart Handout
Sentence Stems Handout
Spider Map Handout
Venn Diagram Handout