My student is afraid of English. What should I do?
I'm not a teacher. I just started to teach English to a friend. I am not perfect but I tought I can give my very beginner friend some free lessons. She is briliant at her job, but when it comes to English, her confidence drops to zero and then her brain stops working. It's our third time working on "a/an/the".
I told her there is nothing to worry about. It's one to one, we can go at her pace, she can ask anything. I told her; I was just like her when I started. Mistakes show us where to focus so they are good. also, if you don't make mistakes that means you are not learning. It's ok to make mistakes. I try to keep things interesting, beside regular lessons, I show videos,songs,even brought a box and a ball for prepositions "in, on, under..."
She looks in my eyes to confirm it is the right answer even if she knows the answer. She has the constant look on face; mix of despair, panic, terror!
She doesn't do her homework, procastinates. Wants to learn but avoids learning. What should I do?
- English Language Arts / Foreign Language
- Engagement / New Teachers