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TutorTIPs: Business

Tutor Training Intensive Programs

Effective Business Tutoring

Effective Business Tutoring

 Main Strategies for Success:

  • Readiness – Be prepared for each tutoring session.
  • Knowledge – Make sure to be informed about changes or updates to learning materials (textbooks and courses).
  • Positive attitude – Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Resourcefulness – Make use of all possible resources in order to convey an idea; show students specifically how to efficiently make use of their own textbook material.
  • Creativity – Plays a very important role to help students understand complex concepts and helps tutors relate it to the students’ daily lives.  
  • Motivation – Be a mentor to the students. Help them understand that the subject is less complicated than they actually believe by connecting with them and making them feel more relaxed.

Steps for Successful Tutoring Sessions

Step 1 – Assess where the student stands in regards to understanding the subject and evaluate the student’s understanding with simple questions to determine what the student does know.

Step 2 – Ask the student for his or her own notes taken in class and compare it to the corresponding section in the student’s textbook.

Step 3 – Identify the specific topic from the course and relate it to a simpler topic the student does understand. Explain the topic to the student, making it as relevant as possible.

Step 4 – Work on a specific problem or example exercise from the textbook in order to apply the concept explained in the step above. Wait for the student to show you what he or she understands and use positive reinforcement.

Step 5 – Go over parts of the procedure or concept the student does not understand or in which he or she needs clarification.

Step 6 – Obtain feedback from the student to determine whether he or she understood the concept and procedure application. Quiz the student by giving him or her a similar exercise and encouraging him or her to explain it back to you.

Step 7 – Encourage the student to work on the next problem by him or herself without your direction. This way, you will truly know whether the tutoring session was successful.

Information About the Business Tutoring

Cost Tutoring is free for MDC students they do not need to make an appointment for assistance
  • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
  • ECO 2023 Microeconomics
  • ACG 2021 Financial Accounting
  • ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
  • All other Business Math courses offered at MDC

Students need to bring their notes, textbook, calculator, and the online platform login information to access course content (e.g. McGraw Hill Connect, MyPearson Lab, Cengage Learning, MindTap, etc.).

Resources for Students: