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Copy of The Basics: Engagement, Quality and Self-Efficacy.

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The Basics: Engagement, Quality and Self-Efficacy.
Tutoring 101
The Tutor... that's you!
Be consistent.

Be on time.

Be professional.

Assist with learning
Help them complete their work
Help them feel successful
Encourage learning
Be enthusiastic.

Be proactive in engaging youth.

Know the rules and systems at your site.

Follow the lead of the program staff and coordinator.

The role of the tutor
Remember you are a positive role model.

Give your full attention.

Expect respect from the students.

Ask for support or help when you need it.

The Importance of Quality!
Start Strong
Come prepared.

Make a personal connection.

Greet and give compliments

Know the rules.

Have high expectations

Use Your Time Wisely
Engage the youth
right away.
Create a consistent routine
Be mindful of the
youth’s attention span
Use different activities
to hold interest.
Break the session into
smaller manageable chunks
Give youth
limited options
about what to do first or next.
If you aren’t sure how to help with a specific task,
start the youth on something else and get help
from another tutor or the program coordinator.
Work Toward a Goal
Set a
simple, achievable goal
to focus the session.
enthusiastic support
so the youth feels able to reach the goal.
reasonable and flexible
Use the goal as a
reminder to curb distractions
Stay positive, patient, and focused.
Have a “
wait time”
for a student to think through problems.
If your student finishes early,
have a plan.
If your student
gets stuck
on a problem, move on to something else and come back to it later.
Use encouraging words
to help the student continue.
If you don’t know how to do an assignment,
model the ways
to figure it out.
Never use sarcasm,
even in a joking manner. Youth may not be able to discern your real meaning.
Patience, Preparation and Perseverance
Anticipate Challenges
Keep things
options and choices
Teach kids to
between activities.
Have a
back-up plan
for students that are easily distracted or finish early.
Identify and address
the source of distractions
Avoiding Pitfalls
Be excited,
but sense youth interest.
Minimize negotiation.

Avoid power struggles.

Don’t take things personally.
Refrain from making judgments
about youth and families.
Avoid favoritism.

Make it Fun and Interesting!
Play games.
Get excited.
Make it Relevant.
Find out what the youth is interested in and weave that into the session.
Try to find real world examples for relevance.
Ask how it relates to something else they know.
Practical and Tactical
Set goals
that are specific and realistic. Consider writing them down.
Pay attention to the assignment’s

Encourage your student to complete his/her
work neatly

Refrain from giving youth the answers.
Create a
with your student.
If the student is
easily distracted
, try using a timer to set small goals and assist with session structure.
Techniques to Try
Break larger assignments into smaller, more
manageable chunks
Use a
technique for new, challenging or complex problems.
First show the student how to do the problem, explaining as you go.
Then, do another sample problem side by side (you are both working on the same problem), coaching the student each step of the way.
Next, have the student try a sample just with your coaching to support him.
Next, have the student try a sample without coaching.


Specific, immediate and authentic.
“I really like the way you kept working through that tough math problem without giving up,”
“The paragraph you wrote is great because it has a clear focus and interesting details.”
“You are capable of doing this one on your own.”

Celebrate Success
Diana Lian

Sergio Beltran

Engage your Youth!
Youth Believing in Themselves- Self-Efficacy for the Win!
For more information:
Thanks for your time!
Seola Gardens in White Center
Firwood Circle in Auburn
Burndale in Auburn
One Organization
Three Tutoring Sites
Three Different Personalities!
Understand that building relationships with new students takes time and effort!
Consider the youth’s
learning style
If your student
tends to fidget
, give them something to hold on to or allow them to get out of their seat occasionally.
Use learning games
at the end of the session as a reward.
Find out other ways the site might recognize students’ for their
both large and small.
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