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Tutoring System

  1. 1. Tutoring System Saturday Program2010-I<br />
  2. 2. What is regular tutoring in the SP?<br />Support Unit<br />A twenty-minute session of instruction to a student with learning difficulties.<br />An opportunity for students to learn about strategies and tools to overcome learning difficulties. <br />An opportunity for students to develop learning autonomy.<br />
  3. 3. What is Special Tutoring in the SP?<br />A fourteen-hour course the tutor will provide a student who has failed the same course twice. <br />Not a regular course.<br />Exploration of the reasons why Ss has failed the course and planning of course of action. <br />Based on training of autonomous learning and study habits to finally overcome his learning difficulties. <br />Evaluated with the final exam of the course and a final oral grade based on the student performance in that area throughout all the sessions. <br />Reported on a special format we have designed.<br />
  4. 4. What teachers should do before sending a students to tutoring<br />Recommend visiting the AVM lab. <br />Suggest WebPages  and software to work on their weaknesses. <br />Encourage the student to go to the Media Conversation Club.<br />Show the student how to prepare his lessons in advance to perform better in class.<br />Likewise, encourage students to review previous lessons.<br />Call parents, let them know about their child’s performance and suggest better study habits. <br />Guide students to design their own action plan taking into account your feedback. <br />
  5. 5. When to send a student to tutoring<br />When despite having tried the recommendations above, the student keeps having problems understanding and using language patterns, and meeting the objectives for the class written or oral performance. <br />When s/he shows serious learning gaps at the beginning of the course.<br />
  6. 6. When NOT to send a student to tutoring<br />When the student has failed the quiz showing little review, preparation and autonomous work. <br />When the student shows lack of responsibility, conscientious work and punctuality handing in writing assignments. <br />When the student shows reluctance to follow your advice. <br />When the student has missed class.<br />
  7. 7. What should tutors do in a tutoring session?<br />Identify the student’s problem concerning language and learning habits (5 mins)<br />Give a brief explanation of the topic, showing the student where and how he can find explanations or possible solutions to his problems. <br />Train him on the correct use of the resources he has: Book, workbook, dictionary, Cds, etc.<br />Assign additional practice online. <br />
  8. 8. What resources can tutors use?<br />Regular Google search <br />Grammar books available in the resource library.<br />Software available in the AVM lab<br />Bank of online tools the program will compile soon. <br />
  9. 9. What type of feedback should tutors write on the tutoring slip?<br />If the student arrived more than 5 minutes late, please mention that.<br />Specify what topic (s) you covered. If there was something you couldn’t do, please mention it and say if you consider the student needs another session. <br />Likewise, mention the Ss’ understanding you could perceive from the tutee. If you think the student ended up showing little understanding of the topics despite your work, please specify. <br />Describe the activity (ies) by means of which you worked the target areas or topics. Basically, mention strategies used and instructed on, material or web tools, etc. <br />Mention the follow up work you asked the student to do both at home and in class. That way, T’s will have some information to do a follow up with the tutee. <br />
  10. 10. Toturs responsibilities towards the program<br />Punctual<br />Supportive<br />Available<br />Connected<br />Creative <br />
  11. 11. What should tutors report to the office?<br />Teachers’ not filling out the tutoring slip as required<br />Teachers’ not indicating the specific objectives students need to work on<br />Students missing sessions<br />
  12. 12. THANKS!<br />

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