The right ESL tutor can help your child learn English quickly – while having fun!
Finding the right ESL tutor can make a big difference in how quickly your child masters reading, writing, and speaking in English. A skilled instructor knows how to inspire students, make learning fun, and is familiar with the latest techniques for teaching grammar, comprehension, conversation, and overall fluency. While each instructor has their own unique approach to helping children learn English, there are certain key characteristics that all excellent ESL tutors share.
Read on to find out what those qualities are, so you can select the very best ESL tutor for your child.
Top ESL Tutors are Degree Holders with Years of Teaching Experience
Knowing how to teach a second language takes time, hard work, and years of experience. That’s why at Little Mountain, all of our instructors are native English-speakers, have a university degree (or two!) and years of experience teaching kids.
Fiona, for example, has a Master’s in Education from the University of Washington and has worked as a language tutor for over ten years. Marie has a B.A. in both English Literature and History, as well as a B.Ed in Elementary Education and years of experience teaching English in Seoul.
Charlotte, one of our instructors in the after-school Butterfly class, has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Science, a diploma in teaching English as a second language, and over 9 years of experience working with kids. Here she is working with our early achievers in the after school Butterfly program:
With specialized training and years of experience, our instructors know the most effective ways to help students build advanced English language skills.
Experienced Tutors know How to Engage Students & Make Learning Fun
When kids truly enjoy their after school ESL tutoring, they are more likely to work hard in class, complete their homework, and practice their language skills both at school and at home.
The best ESL tutors develop imaginative assignments they know will attract and hold students’ attention. Instead of relying on repetitive exercises, they integrate fun projects, group work, the latest technology, and creative thinking into classroom learning.
Here is Little Mountain instructor Jahrine, incorporating current events into her lesson in order to engage students, encourage their critical thinking skills, and teach them new vocabulary:
ESL Tutors Provide Personalized One-on-One Attention to Your Child
At Little Mountain, each new student is carefully assessed and placed in the English course that best suits their learning needs. That way, students don’t feel discouraged by a class that is too advanced, or lose interest in a class that is below their level.
In addition, ESL instructors at Little Mountain provide one-on-one attention to the children in their classrooms. They make sure that each student understands new material, vocabulary, and assignments, and is progressing steadily toward their learning goals.
Here is Little Mountain instructor Tina, making sure that each child understands new vocabulary:
A Top ESL School for Kids Hires Tutors who are Caring & Supportive
Creating a sense of community in the classroom is important – especially when it comes toESL tutoring for kids. Learning a new language involves making mistakes, stepping out of your comfort zone, and trying out new ideas. For shy students, it can be an intimidating experience – especially if they’ve just moved to Canada and are getting used to a new school and different surroundings.
A great ESL tutor understands these challenges. They are caring, supportive, and foster an encouraging learning environment where every student feels welcome.
Here’s instructor Marie encouraging students to try new words, make mistakes, and develop their English language skills:
Are you looking for a trustworthy ESL school for kids in Vancouver?
Give us a call at 604-221-2353 to learn more about our programs and our expert ESL instructors!