2. Meeting Your Student
Think about the characteristics of the adult learner, and then think about meeting your new student for the first time. Remember, too, about managing the tutoring environment. Then think about the following:
- Knowing that adults have a great deal to contribute toward their own learning, how might you plan that first meeting?
- Where will you meet?
- How will you dress?
- What factors will drive these decisions?
- How will you learn about your student's reading abilities and difficulties while putting her at ease?
Point to ponder
- Think about what you already know about making a first impression and putting a new acquaintance at ease.
Read about the first meeting. Choose one of the following: