After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- Schools should ask students to evaluate their teachers. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
- Have you ever evaluated a teacher?
- What are some benefits of students evaluating their teachers?
- What are some negative consequences of students evaluating their teachers?
Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|assessment||(n) the evaluation of something
The students were required to complete an assessment of the teacher’s performance over the year.
|ability||(n) talent, skill or proficiency in an area
He knew he had the ability to teach well.
|talented||(adj) having a natural aptitude
Ever since she was in student teaching, she knew she was talented in communicating information to others.
|judgmental||(adj) displaying an excessively critical point of view
She had a few students in her class who she knew would be very judgmental of her teaching performance.
|evaluate||(v) form an idea of something
The teacher didn’t enjoy when his students had to evaluate him, but he knew it was part of the job.
|review||(v) examine or assess something formally
Each year, they had to review what they had learned in each unit.
|look over||(expression) to review
Before he turned in the assessment, he looked over his answers.
|advise against||(expression) to recommend not doing something
Her friends advised against giving the teacher a poor review as she had helped them get better at writing.
|come across||(expression) to appear, seem as
The teacher came across as kind and encouraging.
|draw a blank||(expression) unable to come up with an answer
When the student was asked how he improved in school, he drew a blank and was unable to answer.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.”