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Interview

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for parents:
Instructor:
1. Why
did you choose online learning for your child?
Students
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Parent/Guardian: ______________________________
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Parent/Guardian:
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2. What are some goals you have for your child for the year?
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The following interview was developed to allow the instructor to assess the
best possible ways to support students individual needs as they learn in an
online environment.
Questions for the parent(s) or guardian(s):
1. Describe your child in terms of what he or she is mastering or improving on at
this point in his or her education.
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2. Describe your child in terms of what he or she is mastering or improving on at


this point in his or her English class.
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3. Describe how your child learns at home. Where does he or she study,
research, or complete assignments?

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4. Is there any area you feel your child needs extra help or assistance? For
example, does your child need extra time or help reading non-fiction texts or
textbooks as compared to fiction? Does your child need more structure or
time when it comes to writing an essay or research paper?
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5. Tell me about your childs previous education; in other words, has he or she
attended traditional school, been home-schooled or enrolled in online courses?
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6. Is there anything else you would like me to know about your child?
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7. How do you prefer to communicate with me? Do you prefer phone calls, emails or face-to-face conferences via Skype or Facetime?
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Questions for the student:
1. How do you prefer to communicate with me? Do you prefer phone calls,
emails or face-to-face conferences via Skype or Facetime?

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2. What do you like best about using technology?
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3. What frustrates you about using technology?
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4. Can you describe a hands-on activity or project that you enjoyed in English.
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5. Do you like to learn in groups, or do you prefer to work alone?
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6. How do you feel about your writing skills? Is there any particular kind of
writing you prefer to do? For example, do you like to write creatively, or do
you prefer to write structured essays?
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7. Describe your reading skills. Do you think of yourself as a strong reader, or is


reading difficult for you? What, if given a choice, do you like to read?
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8. Do you have a favorite subject? If so, explain why you like?
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9. Think about a favorite teacher youve had in the past. How can I make your
learning experience a positive one?
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10. What do you think you might need help with this year?
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11. Describe your current schedule. What classes are you taking and what
extracurricular activities are you involved in?
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Notes:
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