Tutoring: Reaching New Levels

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This presentation was developed for a leading non-profit in need of an orientation program for new after-school tutors of at-risk children.

Development and facilitation time for this three-session course was donated by the generosity of the Drake Resource Group consultant community.

For more information on Drake Resource Group, please visit us @ www.DrakeRG.com.

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Tutoring: Reaching New Levels

  1. 1. Tutoring Workshop Reaching New Levels © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>15 minutes Introduction and Welcome – Tutoring versus Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes Module One – Communicating Effectively </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes Break </li></ul><ul><li>60 minutes Module Two – Motivational Techniques and Teaching Aids </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes Break </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes Module Three – Evaluating Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>15 minutes Debrief Workshop – What are you going to do differently? </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Communicate more effectively with your student </li></ul><ul><li>Use a variety of teaching aids and motivational techniques to support your student </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your effectiveness with your student and make adjustments if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Access resources to support yourself and your students </li></ul>At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Tutoring vs. Teaching <ul><li>Individual </li></ul>Tutoring Teaching <ul><li>Group </li></ul><ul><li>Customized program </li></ul><ul><li>Level – based on individual </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors individual </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Individual rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Individual pace </li></ul><ul><li>Prescribed curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Level – based on group </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors group </li></ul><ul><li>Delayed feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Group rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Group pace </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Personal Trainer Analogy <ul><li>Works with one individual </li></ul><ul><li>Customizes program </li></ul><ul><li>Based on individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by personal goals </li></ul>Personal Trainer Tutor Similarities © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Module One Can we talk? Communicating Effectively © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Getting Started <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Build rapport </li></ul><ul><li>Develop trust </li></ul><ul><li>Begin relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Establish ground rules </li></ul><ul><li>Identify concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Create goals </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Building Rapport <ul><li>Think of time when you had a special relationship with a teacher/coach. </li></ul><ul><li>What characteristics made the relationship special? </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Tips for Building Rapport <ul><li>Find out what interests the student. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to look at things from the student’s perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>Use analogies that connect with the student’s interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your own experiences with the student when appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Use open ended questions and self discovery techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Be willing to deviate from your agenda to meet the student’s needs. </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Building Trust <ul><li>What does trust look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important for the students to trust you? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know when you can trust someone? </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Tips for Building Trust <ul><li>Show commitment by attending sessions regularly and on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate that you have spent your time preparing for the session </li></ul><ul><li>Set individuals up for success by showing them what they already know. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect confidentiality! </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Module Two Am I ready? Motivational Techniques and Teaching Aids © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Objectives <ul><li>By the end of this module, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the four requirements for motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Use various motivational techniques with your students </li></ul><ul><li>Use a variety of teaching aids and techniques </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Motivation Techniques <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Positive for me </li></ul><ul><li>Possible for me </li></ul><ul><li>Results have to be greater than the amount of energy I put into it </li></ul>To be motivating, the following four elements must be met: © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Scenario You begin going to a personal trainer to improve your fitness level. What are some things your trainer could do to motivate you? © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Personal Trainer Benefits <ul><li>Set goals </li></ul><ul><li>Build your confidence by praising your progress </li></ul><ul><li>Teach you new exercises by building on what you already can do </li></ul><ul><li>Provide rewards for progress – sweatband, juice, yogurt </li></ul><ul><li>Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a role model </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Tips for Motivating Students <ul><li>Set realistic and achievable goals </li></ul><ul><li>Build student’s confidence and self esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Connect new learning with what they know </li></ul><ul><li>Reward small successes </li></ul><ul><li>Guide the student to the right answer </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a role model </li></ul><ul><li>Provide rewards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vary the amount or type depending upon the level of challenge or success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward for trying, not just succeeding </li></ul></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Activity What are some creative ways that you have taught math or reading? © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Teaching Aids <ul><li>Games (bingo, cards, dice, hangman) </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday items (coins, grocery ads, maps, newspaper articles) </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheets </li></ul><ul><li>Flash cards </li></ul><ul><li>Board games </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Teaching Techniques <ul><li>Prepare for each session </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to things that interest the student to demonstrate the learning point </li></ul><ul><li>Use a variety of teaching methods (visual, auditory, experiential) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions rather than tell information </li></ul><ul><li>Use stories, metaphors, and analogies to help relate a learning point </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Tips to Retain Learning <ul><li>Are they getting It? How much? </li></ul><ul><li>What methods do you use? Studies have shown: </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Reading 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Visual 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Practice 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Application 90% </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Tips to Retain Learning <ul><li>So…Do this! </li></ul><ul><li>Plan the session (If you can’t reach them, you can’t teach them!) </li></ul><ul><li>Use reflection to connect to the prior session </li></ul><ul><li>Have the child explain new learning in their own words </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Tips to Retain Learning <ul><li>And this! </li></ul><ul><li>Use repetition and feedback to focus on what is important </li></ul><ul><li>Use practice methods that are varied and fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Provide for immediate application of learning </li></ul><ul><li>(let them fly it!) </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Module Three How are we doing? Evaluating Effectiveness © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Objectives <ul><li>By the end of this module, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Help your student set realistic goals </li></ul><ul><li>Use measurable objectives to assess progress </li></ul><ul><li>Apply good design/teaching principles to your lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Promote student’s successes </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Realistic Goals <ul><li>Goals should be: </li></ul><ul><li>Short-term </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Attainable </li></ul>Webster’s Dictionary defines goal: The end toward which effort is directed © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. Measurable Objectives <ul><li>S pecific </li></ul><ul><li>M easurable </li></ul><ul><li>A ttainable </li></ul><ul><li>R ealistic </li></ul><ul><li>T ime </li></ul>SMART Objectives help us achieve our goals. © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Design Principles <ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Ask for Feedback <ul><li>How did I do? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do to help you? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you teach someone else to do this? </li></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Workshop Debrief What are you going to do differently? Resources and Q & A © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Resources <ul><li>Available resources </li></ul><ul><li>Other Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.teachers.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.pbs.org/teachersource/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.teacher.scholastic.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.webenglishteacher.com </li></ul></ul>© 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Questions “ TEACHING: The earth doesn't move every time, but when it does, what a RUSH!” -- Cameron Beatty Tutoring © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.
  33. 33. Contact us! Sue Drake Founder & President www.drakerg.com © 2010 Drake Resource Group. All rights reserved.

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