Frequently Asked Questions
Things to know about conversation groups
- The conversation group tutor wears a red lanyard.
- Conversations groups are mixed level.
- There may be a different topic addressed each week.
- There is a maximum of 19 participants per group.
- These groups are not offered on weekends or public holidays.
- Check the State Library of SA's Facebook page to stay informed of any changes.
Things to know about desk tutors
- Each appointment is for 25 minutes.
- Desk tutors are not available on weekends or public holidays.
- There are occasional late cancellations to tutor services due to circumstances beyond our control.
- Check the State Library of SA's facebook page to stay informed of any changes.
- If you arrive late, your appointment will still end at the time indicated on the Appointment Sheet. If you are more than ten minutes late, your appointment may be cancelled and the remaining time given to someone else.
What do I need to do before I meet with a desk tutor?
- It is useful to plan what you would like to concentrate on with a Desk Tutor.
- You might want to practise conversation, discuss a piece of writing or get help with studying.
- If you would like to practise conversation, try to think of a topic you would like to discuss, such as interesting places to travel in Australia, or something you have read in a newspaper.
- Another suggestion is to write down things that puzzle you and bring that to your session with the tutor to discuss.
- If you would like to discuss a piece of your writing, it will be easier for a tutor to help you if you leave room for them to write on your work.
- Use wide margins and double spacing so they can write comments. Remember that a tutor cannot help you with your assignments unless they have already been marked.
- Tutors can also suggest resources in the library which are appropriate to your needs.