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Best Practices for Embedded Tutoring

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August 28, 2015
Best Practices for Embedded Tutoring
Communication: The Teacher
Research shows that communication between instructor and tutor improves the effectiveness of embedded tutoring and instruction
Teamwork: The Teacher
Design the class so that the tutor is being used to help students improve
Clearly communicate with tutor
Use the tutor as a resource for professional growth
However, you are in charge of all grading and instructional design
Communication: The Tutor
Research shows that tutors are more invested and effective when they communicate with the instructor
Teamwork: The Tutor
Make sure you understand all assignment requirements
Make yourself available for students and the instructor
Integrate yourself into the classroom culture
Notify the instructor of any concerns
Questions, Concerns, Celebrations about the Embedded Tutoring Program?
Works Referenced
Introductions
How this came to be
Intro by Evan
Intro by Julie
What the Research Says

Get to know the tutor and his/her strengths/weaknesses
Get feedback on students
Get feedback on your teaching
Make rules/expectations for class and assignments clear
Get to know the teacher and his/her philosophy and expectations
Clarify how you will interact with the students in the classroom
Make sure you understand all assignments
Offer feedback on how students are doing
Ask for feedback on how you are doing
All the research we found focused on peer tutors, so some of it wasn't helpful; however, we did find a few common themes:
Benefits students
Benefits instructors
Benefits tutors
More students go to the writing center
De-centers authority in the classroom
Teamwork is important
Communication is key

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