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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?
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.
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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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