Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tutoring Tips

Negotiate and create an agenda for each tutoring session.

Remain flexible when dealing with agendas, plans and expectations.

Strategies that work for one tutee might not work at all for another.

Meet tutees where they are at (in terms of abilities, strengths, weaknesses etc)

Try to avoid making assumptions about students' levels or abilities based on the classes they are enrolled in, their backgrounds or anything else.

Find ways to assess tutees' needs and goals.

Promote strategies that will encourage tutees to notice their own errors and mistakes.

Learn to differentiate between errors and mistakes.

Find and respond to strengths as well as weaknesses.

It's okay to not know all the answers

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