Technology and the Internet can bring a whole new dimension to your tutoring sessions. The ability to use a computer is a workplace
expectation, so it's important to help your student gain this skill. At our Learning Centers you will find computer-assisted instruction in math,
phonics, GED prep and much more. Talk to a staff member for suggestions.
Show your student the basics of computer use: how to start the computer, typing skills, how to use the mouse, and how to get
on the Internet. Our Technology Resources page contain links to several good sites with tutorials for beginners.
We also have several varieties of software for teaching typing installed on the computers at our Learning Centers.
Show your student how to use a word processor, use a spell checker, and save a file to disk. See the lessons linked above.
Using student's interests as a guide, teach how to search for information on the Internet. Ask.com is a
good search engine for beginners.
Explore several previously selected websites on a particular topic of interest. Talk about your discoveries. Help your student write a
few sentences about each one.
See how creative you can be in designing tasks for your student to research. With your student, develop a list of questions to answer,
or come with questions you have prepared ahead of time after visiting a particular website. For example, find information about a favorite
author, follow a sporting event, plan a vacation, or take a virtual tour of a
Remember to teach your student to evaluate the accuracy of information found on the Internet. Talk about the lack of controls - anybody can post
anything, whether it is true or not.
Each topic section of this web site contains a list of recommended web sites; many are designed with adult students in mind.