Language-sensitive tutoring

Taking cultural backgrounds into account in tutoring

Tutoring a student with a different native language and from a different culture requires from the workplace tutor additional skills and an open mind. The tutoring takes more time because the background and starting point of the person receiving tutoring are different from those of a native Finn.

You can support the student with a different native language by paying attention to your own way of speaking and providing diverse tutoring. Solutions in practical tutoring situations may include, for example, explaining work stages while showing how to perform them or describing work tasks by dividing them into stages.

The different cultural background and different experiences of the student enrich the tutoring. This should be utilised in conversations and by listening to the other party. It is important that the whole work community welcome the newcomer with a few words and gestures. You have an important role here.