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Tutor Do's and Don'ts and the Tutor Cycle
Transcript of Tutor Do's and Don'ts and the Tutor Cycle
The Do's and Don'ts of Tutoring
The Tutor Cycle
1. Greet and
and Address Task
4. Determine background knowledge and thought process
6. Plan ahead and goodbye
What were the top 3 Don'ts
in this video?
Who did most of the talking?
What could she have
Can you think of other tutoring don'ts not covered in the video?
What are some
of the things
she did right?
Did the balance of tutor/tutee talking change?
did she use?
Was there anything else she could have done or you would have done differently to help this student?
A tutoring session needs a
beginning, middle, and end
Being aware of the structure of
a session helps tutors:
1. Maximize use of time
2. Focus on teaching skills
as well as content
3. Guide the student through
the learning process
4. Help the student know
what to do outside of tutoring
Best Practices of
Learner Centered Teaching
by Terry Doyle
What is the first thing a tutor does at
the beginning of a tutoring session?
What does greeting
and setting climate
What happens after
How do you identify
the task or topic of the
What happens after
you determine the
task or topic?
How could you help your student
prioritize what to work on during
the remaining session time?
What are you doing while
addressing the task
with the student?
What strategies can you use to determine background
knowledge and thought process?
The Socratic Method
in different ways
What do you do after you have worked on a task and identified thought processes?
Why does it help to summarize?
What are some strategies for summarizing?
What do you do to close a tutoring session?
How might you plan ahead with the student?
Tutor Cycle worksheet
Are there any do's and don'ts we missed?