ESL Tutoring

LIFT class

Course Overview

Tutoring is available for Hispanic students. Tutors are University students who have completed classes in the Spanish language and are often minoring or majoring in Spanish. The youth or teen will be paired with one University student who will tutor them one-on-one in a Zoom breakout room. Class leaders and a graduate assistant will continually observe the breakout rooms, passing through the rooms and checking on the tutoring regularly. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay in the room during the call to supervise and even to participate.

The youth or teen will need to be ready to share their homework or other class material each week. Online material can be shared easily through the “Share Screen” feature in Zoom, which we will demonstrate.  Hardcopy/written material will be shared through a free App (Notes App for iPhone) where a picture will be taken of the material and sent to the tutor.  The tutor will guide the student on how to use the Zoom features that will make tutoring easier:  the sharing screen feature (both ways), remote control access, the whiteboard, and annotations.

If the youth need help with reading and speaking but does not have any specific assignments or homework, the tutors will work with the youth on learning these skills by using online teaching websites for ESL students.

If at all possible, please provide the tutoring material.  The experience will be more beneficial and efficient in this way.  If the tutor is tasked with trying to find online material to practice math or reading at a certain grade level, this will be less efficient.  The tutor will most likely struggle with finding the perfect grade level and subject.  Consider asking your child’s teacher to provide extra material if you run out of homework or, at the very least, provide a specific subject/topic to be studied (ex:  multiplying decimals, words with short a sound, dividing fractions).

Duration: 75 minutes, 8 sessions, one per week


Course Subjects

  • Youth Tutoring

Helpful Information

When registering for a youth tutoring class, please enter the child’s name in the name field, but the parent/guardian’s phone number if the phone field.  In addition, you will be asked to enter the student’s grade level (example: enter 4 for 4th grade or 11 for 11th grade) and the subjects they need to be tutored in (ex: Algebra, English, basic math, reading). Please be specific about the math subject. We will use this information to pair you up with the ideal University student-tutor who has the skills needed. Enter a separate registration for each student. Please select one tutoring time from the list.

Important Updates for Fall Semester Classes

Classes are finishing up in November for the Fall 2020 term. We will resume in the new year. Registration will be open in mid-January 2021.

Course Schedule