The role of the tutorAttributes of positive tutoring
What do students say?A good tutor:• Is at the classroom when I get there• Treats registration like a normal class• Has class rules• Makes sure no-one messes about• Always has the same routines• Gives us notices• Has a notice board for our things• Makes the classroom feel like it is ours
A good tutor:• Reads letters with us when they are given out• Knows my parents• Tells my parents when I do well• Listens to me• Doesn’t tell us all off when someone is naughty• Reads the notes in my planner• Doesn’t lose things like letters• Lends me a pen if I need one• Sorts out my locker when it gets stuck
A good tutor:• Cares about us• Asks me how I am doing around school• Speaks to other teachers if I have a problem• Talks about interesting things in registration• Explains why we have to do things around school• Tells us when we do well• Smiles• Likes me• Gives us sweets
What do students say?A bad tutor:• Tells us off all the time• Arrives late• Doesn’t get us to do anything in registration• Moans at us all the time• Tells all of us off for something when I didn’t do it• Doesn’t know how I am doing• Is not interested in me
A bad tutor:• Doesn’t tell us things that we should know• Never says well done• Only tells my parents something bad• Does not trust me
A good relationship is fundamental to positve tutoring
How does the tutor support colleagues?• Complaint at breaktime or cause for concern form?• Counselling student or punishment?• Monitor situation or wait for the next time?• Advice for teacher or no advice?• Communication with parents or within school?