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A.E. - USA said:
Difference between teaching one to one and groups There are many advantages and disadvantages in teaching one on one and groups. Depending on a student?s preference, some may prefer a group setting environment while others may benefit on a one to one learning environment. One to one teaching is catered towards that particular student?s needs while a group setting would follow a more structured syllabus. Teaching a group would be catered to the majority of students. If there was a certain topic that majority of the class has trouble on, that certain topic would be further studied. Overall, whether teaching one to one or a group, English will be learnt by both parties but perhaps at different paces. In a group setting, students gain the benefit of learning in a social environment. students can work and learn with interaction among their peers, which is an important experience in their education. Learning how to work together is an important quality to learn in life. We work always as a team whether it is sports related or work related thus, having the ability to work as a unit is very important in the development process of a student. Another benefit in group learning are the activities one encounters to learn a language. By engaging in learning activities, students can enjoy learning different subjects. Activities also help to lessen the rigid, structured ways a lesson can be. They help to make learning fun while giving students repetition in grammar or vocabulary. This also helps students store learnt material into their long term memory. In a one to one teaching environment, students would not get the experience of social interaction or fun group activities. Teaching students on an individual basis has its benefits as well. Being able to cater to that particular students needs, and teaching at their pace can be more practical for certain students. In a one to one teaching environment, students can get more practice on topics they are weaker on. This is something that a student can?t particularly get in a group environment as course topics are learned with the flow of the class. Some may be left behind while others excel and are ready for the next lesson. In a one to one learning arrangement, a student can get the divided attention he or she needs. In my experience, teaching an individual student can become less formal as opposed to a class setting. I also experienced my student at times tired and less attentive since the course was at the end of the day. As a result of the environment being less structured and informal, the class at times turned to just conversation. Although conversation is very important to implement in a class, the class itself cannot be based on just fluency. Accuracy is important and vital to implement in the course as well. Another positive attribute to teaching individuals is the relationship one can build with his/her student. One can build a very strong bond with their student as opposed to teaching a group. Overall, teaching in both atmospheres can be very rewarding to a teacher and to their student or students.