If you’re multilingual, go ahead and see if you have a common language. A lot of times, students have some basic English skills but are still working on their confidence. A common phrase you'll hear is: "I don't speak English" even from students who actually can speak a little. You can speak slowly and provide additional context with hand gestures to communicate. We additionally recommend the text chat box when you are teaching the student new phrases. The student can translate the new phrase into their own language. Additionally, flashcards or other props in your room will help to drive the conversation. We understand these students can be the most challenging to tutor, but with plenty of patience, the tutor is sure to build a great rapport!