Objectives: In this unit you will
- Understand how the characteristics of the adult learner match you and your student
- Analyze the characteristics and responsibilities of a good tutor
- Consider the different meanings of adult literacy
- Learn about learner-centered learning and learning styles
Estimated time for completing this section: 3 hours
In the last unit, you familiarized yourself with the blogger format and the content in this online course. For those who are technologically savvy, navigating this course will be easy. Others might need more help from our online mentor or technical facilitator. For some, concepts offered throughout this course will be new. For those who have taught before, this course will seem like a review.
This online tutor training, therefore, is designed to teach volunteers with a variety of skills and knowledge. As you go through this unit, keep in mind that your adult students will also possess a variety of skills and knowledge that you will need to keep in mind as you design their lessons.
Teachers and those who are currently tutoring may take the self-review first, and then skim and skip to the sections that are unfamiliar.