Tutor Resources: Workshop Resources

Presentations & Handouts from LVCA Workshops:

Listed in reverse chronological order

Scaffolding Techniques for Low-Level Students (August 2022)
Scaffolding (Slides)
Racism & Anti-Racism 101 (June 2022)
Racism & Anti-Racism 101 (Slides)
Pronunciation (April 2022)
Improving Student Pronunciation (Slides)
Music/Art/Movies for Discussion (March 2022)
Music/Art/Movies for Discussion (Slides) 
Lesson Planning 201 (February 2022)
Lesson Planning (Slides)
Workshop Recording 
Comparative Grammar (January 2022) 
Comparative Grammar (Handout)
Workshop Recording 
Instructional Resources Palooza (December 2021) 
Instructional Resources Palooza (Slides) 
Immersive Reader (YouTube video) 
This workshop was recorded. Please contact us for a link to the recording.
Understanding the Speaking and Listening Test (November 2021)
Testing Workshop (Slides)
Sample Test Questions 
This workshop was recorded. Please contact us for a link to the recording.
Preparing for the Naturalization Interview (October 2021) 
Citizenship Workshop (Slides) 
100 Civic Questions (Slides)
N400 Fall Semester Packet 
Mock Interview Links 
English Conversation Scripts (Google Drive) 
Making Connections (September 2021)
Making Connections (Slides) 

Teaching Vocabulary (July 2021)
Teaching Vocabulary (Slides)
Fry's 1000 High-Frequency Words
Spanish/English Cognates Handout
English Cognates Article
STAR Pre-Made Vocab lessons/units for Advanced ELLs or ABE students
This workshop was recorded. Please contact us for a link to the recording. 

Assessing Student Progress (June 2021)
Informal Assessments (Slides)

Encouraging Student Writing: Creating Stories from Experiences (May 2021)
Experience Stories Presentation (Slides)
This workshop was recorded. Please contact us for a link to the recording. 

Improving Student Pronunciation (April 2021)
Improving Pronunciation (Slides)
This workshop was recorded. Please contact us for a link to the recording. 

Teaching Conversation Online (March/April 2021)
Teaching Conversation (Slides)
Teaching Conversation (Handout)
This workshop was recorded. Please contact us for a link to the recording. 

Citizenship Tutoring (April 2021)
Citizenship Tutoring (Slides)
This workshop was recorded. Please contact us for a link to the recording. 

BRHD COVID-19 Information Workshop (March 2021)
BRHD PowerPoint for LVCA (Slides)
BRHD Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Annoucement (Email)
How does it feel to get the COVID-19 vaccine? (Flyer)
Where to go for COVID Information (Flyer)
Vaccinate Virginia (Flyer)

Ventures Presentation Plus Demonstration (February 2021)
Ventures Online Resources (Slides)
Workshop Recording (YouTube)
Please contact us for login information for the Cambridge websites.

Tutoring with Skype (January 2021)
Tutoring with Skype (Slides)

How to Teach with Google Meet (January 2021)
Teaching with Google Meet (Slides)
Literacy Minnesota Remote Tutoring Resources - Here you can find links to how-to videos on YouTube for Google Meet and other platforms
READ Center Google Meet for Students Guide (PDF)
READ Center Google Meet for Tutors Guide (PDF)

Using WhatsApp for Tutoring (January 2021)
WhatsApp Workshop (Slides)
Literacy Minnesota's WhatsApp Checklist with Android Screenshots (PDF)
Oxford University Press 25 Ideas for Using WhatsApp with English Language Students (Article)

How to Zoom (January 2021)
Teaching with Zoom on PCs/Chromebooks (Slides)
Zoom Hosting Features on Apple Devices (Slides)
Zoom Website Apple Basics of Setting Up a Meeting (Slides)
Zoom Mac Computer Basics for Setting Up a Meeting (Slides)
Zoom iPad Basics of Setting Up a Meeting (Slides)
Presentation Plus on Apple (Slides)

Citizenship Tutoring (January 2021)
Citizenship Tutoring (Slides)

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

TJACE@PVCC Program Overview by Carol Coffey (November 2020)
TJACE Career Pathways (Handout)
CNA for ELLs (Flyer)
HVAC for ELLs (Flyer)

Online Teaching Strategies Palooza (October 2020)
Online Teaching Strategies (Slides)
Online Teaching Strategies (Notes) 

Helping Students Understand Election Season (September 2020)
Online Resources for Teaching about Election Season (Handout)

Ventures Online Resources for Tutors (August 2020)
Ventures Resources (Slides)

Citizenship Program Updates (July 2020)
All information current as of 7/22/2020
LVCA Citizenship Program (Slides)

Teaching with Video (June 2020)
Teaching with Video (Handout)
Video Platforms Overview (Slides)
Teaching with Zoom (Slides)
Teaching with Meet (Slides)

Public Charge Rules (June 2020)
Presented by International Rescue Committee (IRC) Staff 
Public Charge Information - English, from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (Handout)
Public Charge Handout - Spanish, from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (Handout)
Public Charge Screening (Handout)
Public Charge Presentation (Slides)

Census 2020 (March 2020)
Presented by U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist
Census101: What You Need to Know (Handout)
Census Information Sheet for Immigrants (Handout)
The 2020 Census: Why It Matters (Slides)

Teaching Vocabulary: Tips, Techniques, and Strategies (November 2019)
Teaching Vocabulary (Slides)
Vocabulary (Handout)
Vocabulary Activities (Handout)

2019 Tutor Retreat Presentation & Handouts:
Beyond the Workbook Presentation - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
US Immigration Presentation - Alyson Ball, Author, presenter, and IRC Volunteer
The Path to US Citizenship Presentation - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
Naturalization Workshop (Handout)
Culturally Responsive Communicative Teaching - Menna Youssef, LVCA Tutor
Introduction to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (YouTube Video)
English Proficiency Standards - Steven Reid, LVCA Staff

Experience Stories - A Strategy for Reading and Writing Practice for Low-Level Learners (May 2019)
Experience Stories (Slides)
Extension Ideas Using Student Experience Stories (Handout)

Cultural Adjustment Workshop (February 2019)
Cultural Adjustment (Slides)
U Curve (Handout)
Websites Mentioned (Handout)

Cultural Humility (December 2018)
Presented by Ingrid Ramos and Joanna Ajex of the Women's Initiative 
Cultural Humility & Ways of Engaging (Slides)

Engaging Adult Learners Through Technology (October 2018)
Engaging Adult Learners Through Technology (Slides)
Technology Resources (Handout)

Maintaining Student Motivation (September 2018)
Maintaining Student Motivation (Slides)
Language Goals (Handout)
Real-World Implementation (Handout)
SMART Goals (Handout)

2018 Tutor Retreat Presentations & Handouts:
Refugee 101 - Harriet Kuhr, Executive Director of The International Rescue Committee
Pronunciation from Z to A - Holly Dilatush, former LVCA volunteer
Collaborative Lesson Planning - Holly Dilatush, former LVCA volunteer
Grammar for Low-Level Students - Steven Reid, LVCA Staff
Grammar for High-Level Students - Steven Reid, LVCA Staff
The Path to Citizenship - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
Naturalization Process (Handout)
Beyond the Workbook - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
Alternative Homework Tips (Handout)
Registering for ProLitearcy's Education Network (Handout)
Registering for a VALRC account (Handout)
Literacy Resources (Handout)

Correcting Pronunciation - South East Asian Edition (June 2018)
South East Asian Pronunciation (Slides)

Encouraging Students to Use and Practice English (May 2018)
Tips for Encouraging Students to Use and Practice English Outside of Tutoring Sessions (Handout)

Lesson Planning for Intermediate & Advanced Students (April 2018)
Meeting the Needs of Intermediate and Advanced English Language Learners (Slides)
Level 4 Standards (Handout)

Scaffolding Techniques for Low-Level Learners (March 2018)
Scaffolding Techniques (Slides)
Cluster Word Web (Handout)
Cognates (Handout)
Compare/Contrast (Handout)
Herringbone Organizer (Handout)
KWL Chart (Handout)
Sentence Stems (Handout)
Spider Map (Handout)
Venn Diagram (Handout_

Trauma & Your English Learning Student (February 2018)
Presented by Cherry Stewart, EL Counselor, Charlottesville City Schools K-12 & Volunteer Coordinator, Instructor at TJACE@PVCC
Trauma and Your EL Student (Slides)

Informal Assessments Workshop (January 2018)
Informal Assessments (Slides)
Example-Non-Example (Handout)
3-2-1 (Handout)
One Sentence Summaries (Handout)
Learning Log (Excel)
Word Wall (Excel)

Low-Level Learners Workshop (April 2017)
Working with Low-Level Learners (Slides)
Working with Low-Level Learners (Handout)
100 Common American Words (Handout)

2017 Tutor Retreat Presentations & Handouts:

Engaging Adult Learners Through Technology - Heather Tebbenhoff, LVCA Staff
Better Health Through Better Health Literacy - Lydia, Witman, UVA Medical Center
Pronunciation Presentation - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
Strategies for Encouraging Students to Speak Outside Tutoring 
Maintaining Student Motivation Workshop (Handout)
Our Language Goals (Handout) 
Six Drivers of Persistence (Handout)
SMART Goals Handout (Handout)
Motivation Workshop Notes  - These are the ideas generated by the participants on how to promote and incorporate the six drivers of persistence into tutoring sessions.

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