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TutorTIPs: Tutor Lingo

Tutor Training Intensive Programs

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The Role of the Tutor

The Role of the Tutor

Questions

  • What are the various roles of the tutor?
  • What are the responsibilities of tutors?
  • What are the responsibilities of teachers?
  • What roles should you not take on as a tutor?
  • When you are in the role of one-on-one facilitator of knowledge, how can you personalize the material/knowledge for the tutee?
  • When you are in the role of a small group facilitator, how can you encourage tutee interaction and the exchange of ideas?
  • What can you do during a tutoring session that will promote independent learning?
  • How can you help students develop good time management skills?
  • How will you encourage students to attend class? What will you say?
  • Is it a good idea to ask tutees if you can see the notes they take in class? Explain your answer.
  • What are some things you can do to encourage active learning?
  • How can you encourage active reading? 

Learning Theory

Learning Theory

Questions

  • What is a schema?
  • Why is it important to understand what a schema is in the context of tutoring/teaching?
  • What is Bloom’s Taxonomy? What are the different levels?
  • How can understanding the different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy help you as a tutor?
  • What are some examples of verbal and physical positive reinforcement?
  • Used correctly, what can positive reinforcement achieve?
  • Can positive reinforcement be overused? Explain your answer.
  • Think about the information presented in the workshop regarding Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. How might knowing about multiple intelligences affect your interaction with tutees?  

Tutee Study Skills

Tutee Study Skills

Questions

  • What are some common problem areas or warning signs you may encounter when working with students on their note-taking (reading, test preparation, test-taking) skills?
  • What strategies and interventions can you use to help students improve their note-taking (reading, test preparation, test-taking) skills?
  • What does TSD stand for and how can you use TSD to improve note-taking (reading) skills?
  • What are 3-5 specific questions you can ask a student to help determine whether she needs to improve her test preparation skills, test-taking skills, or both? 

Critical Thinking Skills

Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Questions

  • What are the primary goals of a tutor?
  • How did your list of primary goals compare with the goals mentioned in the workshop?
  • What is the primary goal of a tutor?
  • How can tutors teach critical thinking skills?
  • What is critical thinking?
  • What are the three components of critical thinking?
  • What is metacognition?
  • How would you explain/describe metacognition to a tutee?
  • How can students use metacognitive skills to help them learn?
  • What are some metacognitive strategies you can teach students?
  • How will you teach metacognitive strategies to students?