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The Tutor's Guide

Ideal for Grades: College, Professional Development
Duration: Fourteen 15-minute programs
Producer: ©1987 UCLA Office of Instructional Development

“I wouldn’t think of training tutors at the college level without the use of The Tutor’s Guide! This is my thirteenth year of using this very effective series. If it is this helpful at the college level, I can only imagine how helpful it must be to secondary and elementary levels.” Lou Ann Sears, University of Pittsburgh March 2010.

Every year junior high through adult-level tutorial center directors face a staff of new tutors, eager to do a good job, yet anxious about the responsibilities of tutoring, and probably at a loss for any role model of an educator other than the classroom instructor.

Obviously these tutors need training. To tutor confidently and effectively they need to understand the unique educational function of peer tutoring and the practical techniques that make for successful tutoring. On the other hand, extensive training programs are a luxury few tutorial centers can afford. Funds are usually limited, and the students who need tutors need them now.

Using excerpts from actual tutoring sessions, The Tutor's Guidepresents basic principles of peer tutoring and illustrates practical strategies for achieving these goals.

Selected from over 100 hours of actual tutoring sessions, the illustrative segments give inexperienced tutors a vivd and varied picture of what tutoring is actually like. Lively graphics, lucid narratives and summary outlines emphasize the principles illustrated.

Each program is self-contained and meaningful on its own, but the programs complement each other and together provide a comprehensive training program.

Click here to download a free copy of the Teacher's guide for the whole series.

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click on individual episode details below to learn more!

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Introduction To Tutoring
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Introduction To Tutoring
The purpose of tutoring is to help students help themselves.
The First Session
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The First Session
Three important strategies for initiating a productive tutorial relationship.
The Tutorial Plan
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The Tutorial Plan
The tutorial plan helps tutors and students pace their work.
Diagnosis and the Socratic Method
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Diagnosis and the Socratic Method
Diagnose students’ abilities and strengths, as well as weaknesses.
Diagnosis Through Observation
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Diagnosis Through Observation
Understand subtle and not-so-subtle forms of nonverbal cues.
Tutoring Learning Skills
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Tutoring Learning Skills
The importance of active learning in two senses.
Managing Group Tutorials
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Managing Group Tutorials
Ways to make group tutorials productive and rewarding.
The Tutor as Counselor
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The Tutor as Counselor
Illustrates counseling strategies such as objectivity and referral.
Bridging Cultural Gaps
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Bridging Cultural Gaps
Approaches to bridging cultural gaps between tutors and students.
Tutoring Physical Sciences
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Tutoring Physical Sciences
Identify strategies essential for encouraging independent learning.
Tutoring Social Sciences
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Tutoring Social Sciences
Strategies for enhancing tutorial sessions in the social sciences.
Tutoring Humanities
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Tutoring Humanities
Essential goals of humanities tutors and effective strategies.
Tutoring the Writing Process
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Tutoring the Writing Process
Strategies for guiding students through the writing process.
Tutoring ESL
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Tutoring ESL
Aspects of tutoring English as a Second Language(ESL).
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