What Does a Hebrew Tutor Do?

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  • Last Modified Date: 12 December 2018
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A Hebrew tutor is someone who assists students in learning to speak, read, and write the language. Whether it is for personal reasons, for travel, for religious purposes or for some other reason, the student typically has a goal in mind when learning another language. In order to meet his or her goals, it is common to use such learning aids as tapes, books and classes. For more personalized help, a Hebrew tutor can be hired to provide individualized assistance in learning the language.

Typically working one on one with students, a Hebrew tutor uses various techniques and teaching methods. Some common techniques are memorization, the use of flash cards, and practice conversations. The Hebrew tutor is able to listen to the student’s speech and help to correct difficulties with the correct use of verbs, adjectives and pronunciation.

A student will generally work with a Hebrew tutor for an hour at a time, once or twice a week. If there is a looming deadline this schedule may be increased so that the two work together every day, but this can become expensive, since tutors typically charge by the hour. Most students find that the extra help from a tutor isn’t necessary on a daily basis. Between sessions the student will usually work on tasks assigned by the tutor in preparation for the next session.,


It is not uncommon for a person to find that learning a new language goes much faster when assisted by a personal tutor. Mistakes are caught and corrected much more quickly than if a student is trying to learn alone or is part of a large group. Those trying to learn the language before a religious ceremony, such as a bar mitzvah, generally feel much more confident in the ceremony after having worked with a tutor.

A Hebrew tutor may use innovative techniques to help students to remember the various aspects of the language. Flash cards, picture books and games are included in sessions by many tutors. Methods are usually designed to suit the age of the student, so the techniques a tutor uses for a fourth grader may not be the same ones used for a high school student or an adult.

Most tutors work face-to-face with their students, often in the student’s home. In some cases there may not be a Hebrew tutor that lives near enough to a student for personal contact. In such a case there are tutors who will work with students using an Internet connection, allowing for two-way communication, even from a distance.



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