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Transcript of Tutor Orientation
Types of Tutoring
Minimum 1 hour; Maximum 2 hours
Process of Being Assigned
Apply to be a tutor
Attend a Tutor Workshop
Email will come from Accutrak with tutee information
3 "How-To" Tutor Techniques
"Good job on ___!"
"You are really doing much better on ___!"
"You have really improved your ___"
"All right!" "Fantastic!" "Way to go!"
Use facial expressions-smile, look surprised
Nod your head
High-five, thumbs up
Center for Student Success
Front desk: (765) 677-2257
Tutor clerks: (765) 677-2648
Tutor coordinator: (765) 677-1397
Heather Hunt: Tutor Coordinator
Daniel Pifer: TRiO (one-on-one) Tutor Clerk
Laura Johnson: University (group) Tutor Clerk
Greet and get to know each other
Give students full attention
Make tutees feel welcome and comfortable
Focus on working toward the students' goals
Notice where students are struggling
Review what you worked on
Preview material for next session
Set date and time for next session
Give tutees reassurance
Stages of a
To DO: Read and sign "First Meeting Check -Sheet"
More copies can be emailed to you if you have more than one group
To Do: Determine the objective of the session
Clarify how the session will proceed
Set goals for tutoring
To Do: Work on course material
Ask students if what are you doing is working
To do: Summarize the session
End on a positive note
Discuss next session
Minimum 1 hour; Maximum 3 hours
Students meet regularly with their TRiO adviser
You can contact your tutee's TRiO adviser at any point during the semester
If you are not sure who their adviser is contact Heather Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org
University Tutors will only have your name:
John Smith (FTT)
TRiO Tutors will have your name + one-on-one:
John Smith (one-on-one)
John Smith (Trio FTT)
Where do I go to tutor?
Room 238 & 239 M-F 6pm-945pm
Bring ID to sign in
Library Study Rooms
2 week reserve time at front desk
Wherever it is comfortable
for you and your tutee!!
Need more tutoring tips?
Resources available for you!
Free textbook rental
Ask for 'Book Rental' form after this workshop or at CSS front desk
Due back at the end of semester
White board markers
Due back at the end of semester
Available at CSS front desk
Previous quizzes or tests
Student informs you they will not be attending the session at least 24 hours in advance
Does not give tutor a 24 hour notice (unless they are ill or have an emergency)
More than 15 minutes late
Students will be removed from the tutoring programs for remainder of semester if they have 3 unexcused absences
Must schedule all tutoring meetings around tutee's schedule
Must attend all tutoring meetings
Is not required to tutor over breaks or holidays
Ex) Fall break, Spring break
Is not required to tutor on Finals Week
It's up to you
Complete direct deposit form (in folder)
Turn into Payroll Department
Complete tax forms
See Kim Said in Human Resources (Maxwell- (765) 677-2410)
Bring 2 forms of ID
First time working
You will not be
this is done!
University: Tan Timecards (in folder)
TRiO: Gray Timecards (in foler)
Timecards are due by Mondays at noon each week
Turn timecards into CSS in yellow floder at the front desk
Additional time cards can be found here as well
Paycheck every 2 weeks
Benefits of being a tutor!
Increase your understanding of the course content
Develop self-confidence as you help others
Practice a higher-level of thinking
Gain experience working with people
Improve time management and organization skills
Increase your leadership skills
Work in a supportive environment
Make new friends
Highest paying job on campus
..and much more!
Goals of Tutoring
Success or Failure
Tutor Qualities & Responsibilities
A positive outlook
Desire to help others
An open mind
A sense of humor
Give your best effort
Listen to your tutees
Build tutee's confidence
Know tutte's needs
Model study skills
Establish good rapport
Tutors should know:
You do not DO homework
You can only do so much
You will not know ALL the answers to EVERY question ALL the time
You are not an instructor
You are not responsible for the student's grades
You are expected to be an active participant and contributor to the sessions
Don't pick on every error unless it will significianly affect the overall outcome
Continually monitor understanding, so student doesn't head down the wrong path
Immediately pointing out a mistake
Ask questions or provide hints when an unanticipated errors have occurred
Ask students to summarize how they have come to that answer
Provide a student's perspective
Improve student's self-confidence
To help build appropriate study and time management skills
Respond to errors
"Where do you think we should start?"
"What are the steps involved in working with this problem?"
What is the definition?"
"What will happen if what you said is true?"
"What made you think of that?"
Reword your questions
Break your original questions into smaller parts
Change the infliction in your voice