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Essential Arabic Tuition Preparation Tips

Essential Arabic Tuition Preparation Tips

These tips are for online tuition as well as home tuition.

How ready are you for your lesson? Do you have:

1. A pen, or pencils, ready for use?Tools for any lesson.

2. An exercise book to write your notes, tips and homework in?

3. Your textbook ready (the main book that you are using during lessons)?

4. Have you done the homework, sent the homework and have a physical copy in front of you so you can reference it? Please remember to send homework, well in advance, for the tutor to mark it. Homework sent on the day of your lesson will not get as much detailed attention as homework sent a day or two in advance. Homework sent at 9pm at night will rarely be marked that night or the following morning. As a general rule if you send your Arabic homework last minute it will likely be marked last minute.

5. Do you have your questions ready for the tutor, regarding the lessons or homework or Arabic in general or about the textbook or resources?

6. Do you let your tutor know that you are present, ready and waiting by sending a quick text message via Skype? This could be a minute or two before the lesson is due to start.

7. Do reference your work by putting dates in your exercise book. It is also a good habit to reference words that you find in your textbooks etc. You can reference these words either by making a verb page, a nouns page etc and perhaps also quoting the source where you found that word (example pg 54 alarabeya).

If you have all of the above then you are prepared for your lesson, if not then it can give the impression that you are not ready or willing to learn.

Our advice is to be ready for the lesson before your tutor arrives or before the lesson begins so as to cut down on time wasted looking for a pen or books etc. Also please do not use any scrap sheets of paper, unless it is part of a file of work. These sheets of paper may get lost if they are not kept organised. If they are not kept organised and easy to reference then it can reflect the importance that you give to your studies or how much more you need to organise yourself. Better to keep it all in an exercise book.

Don’t forget; Re-cap, Revise, Memorise!




Thank you

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Homework Tips

Re: Homework

Dear all,

This is a reminder regarding homework, in the form of tips and advice.

1. If you are not given homework during or after completion of a lesson then do remember you can help yourself by doing default homework. This means that the default homework could be something as simple as copying out a text from the textbook that you are using during your lesson. Or it could be re-reading over the lesson that you have already done to re-cap on vocabulary or making sure you have understood all the concepts and terminology that you have been introduced to.

 2. If you try to avoid doing homework this will only be recorded against you. It is to your advantage and benefit to do something rather than avoid doing anything or as little as possible. Remember the lesson is not for the tutor as much as it is for you to gain Arabic knowledge.

3. Do remember to return all homework on time. This means not sending it on the day of your lesson and especially not half an hour before the lesson is due to start. If you do this your tutor may not go over your homework on that day and it may be marked as no homework due to its non-arrival on the day it should have been sent. Please note that your tutor does have other work to mark and sending homework late does not leave the tutor with enough time to check it properly.

4. Before sending in homework please check that it is legible. Often pictures are taken of homework but they are blurry.

5. The more you try to do by yourself, at home and in your spare time, the more you will become used to doing it. It is never as bad as you might think and even though you may have other things you could be doing remember your parents are investing in you and want you to do well. Your tutor is also on your side, don’t think that because the tutor gives you homework that they are trying to get in the way of your leisure time.

 

 

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Madrasa Students Homework & Classroom Reminders.

To all my dear lovely Madrasa students,

I know that some of you often peruse these web pages so please take a moment to read the following.

1. Please try to arrive in class early so as to get all the material and lesson content. This will obviously help you to prepare better for tests.

2. Please try not to rush your homework on the bus or in the car, minutes before you arrive. Mistakes are more likely and it also effects your handwriting.

3. Please try not to distract others in the class as this results in them and you missing vital tips or lesson content generally.

4. Please remember to do your default homework. This means that whether you or the teacher is absent there is still work you can do, that has been set. No excuses for not doing any work, there is always time, unless you are seriously unwell or there has been some family bereavement.

5. We know that you have a lot of homework, during the week, for various other classes but if you are more organised you can get a lot more done in less time than you think. If you are having problems with finding the time, or with anything mentioned here, please speak with your tutor.

Thank you for taking valuable time to read this and may you do well in all your lessons.

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