6. Student Progress
In the previous module you considered the characteristics of the adult learner and how they impact you as a tutor and affect your adult student. Your student's life experiences and active interest in her own progress will aid you in customizing lessons to meet her goals. In learner-centered learning, it is important to use your student's goals and experiences to motivate her. You will also learn to help your student identify:
- what she knows,
- what she knows some of the time, and
- what she does not know at all.
Because your student has most likely experienced years of frustration in school, she can assist you in identifying her reading strengths and gaps. This self-awareness is one of the many characteristics that set an adult student apart from a child. In this unit, you will learn how to strengthen your student's reading skills as you follow the principles of learner-centered learning.