Recently I have received my first assignment to teach a child. I have never taught a kid before and this kid has a very low level of English. He also has a hard time focusing even though I can tell he is smart in the instances where I do grab his attention. I have 5 classes with him and each is 2.5 hours long (I know, this is far too long per class for a 9 year old).
So far I have had 2 classes with him and have been struggling. I feel as if I am not giving him the right material to keep him interested and teach him efficiently. I am aware that 5 classes is not really enough time to make a huge impact on his English abilities, but I would really like to feel as if I left him with something. I really want the last 3 classes to be more productive than the first 2.
Does anyone have any advice for me on teaching children and keeping them interested while learning?
Also, a major help would be suggestions of any really good one-on-one games you know of. He loves games (duh!).
My next class is in 4 days so I am working on a time limit here, I appreciate the help.
Thanks in Advance!