LRNA 95 / PSME 95 Fridays 2:30pm-4:15pm. Sign in on the attendance spreadsheet on the clipboard Write one question/goal/concern/thing you want to learn regarding tutoring on the board Take a seat in the circle and look at your card. Diana Alves de Lima
Sign in on the attendance spreadsheet on the clipboard
Write one question/goal/concern/thing you want to learn
regarding tutoring on the board
Take a seat in the circle and look at your card
Diana Alves de Lima
Doli BambhaniaToday’s special guests: Melissa Aguilar, Yuan Kuo
Find the other people in the room with the same number on their card
Each group of 3 to 4 people should then
sit together & learn each other’s names
talk about the questions/concerns you wrote on the board at the start of class
pick one person to introduce the group members and another to tell the class which one question/concern your group found most interesting or important
To become confident, skilled, reflective tutors who try new things,question their own techniques,love tutoring,and have fun
To think aboutand improveyour own learning
To learn ways to communicatethat will help in life
To make friends andfeel like a part of the tutoring community
To help each other,to help shape this class and program,to become leaders & senior tutors(maybe even teachers)
The goal of tutoring
to show what you know about math
or to solve math problems
The goal of tutoring
to help students learn how to solve math problemson their ownand to help them learn how to learn and study
Some people are great mathematicians
they may not be great tutorsThey need to learn techniques
that help students learn
and they need to understand
the real goals of tutoring
is the success of the tutoring session measured by
[a] how well the tutor solved the problem ?
[b] how well the tutor explained the solution ?
[c] how well the student can imitate the tutor’s solution ?
[d] how well the student learned to think aboutand solve the problem ?
was the tutoring session
[a] successful ?
[b] unsuccessful ?
[c] impossible to judge without more information ?
[a] tutors who don’t show up on timeand who socialize with friends during tutoring sessions
[b] tutors who do the students’ homeworkand take-home tests
[c] tutors who don’t turn in their time sheets on time
[d] tutors who eat onions and garlic just before tutoring
Not too much heavy reading, but high expectations for assignments & discussions (Be ready to share your experiences & concerns)
Attendance & participation (in class & online) is essential to your learning, and is part of your grade
Review greensheet and website before class
Submit assignments online BEFORE class, so you will be prepared for class discussions
Go to the website regularly and post to Forums & Dialogue Chamber (Have you posted assignment #1 yet ? Have you responded to someone else’s assignment #1 ?)
Some assignments involve other students or staff, and require advance planning (ie. observation videotaping, final group project)
Like a good movie,a good tutoring session should have
a good beginning,
a good middle
and a good ending
A good beginning
Define the Task
A good middle
(The Five Step Method)
Check that problem is written correctly
Have student explain their method for solving
Reinforce correct logic, identify incorrect logic,ask student for alternatives (hints OK, but delay explanations until student offers guess how to correct)
Have student re-explain entire procedure (ask WHW)
Have student work independently on next problem
A good ending
Finish up with genuine positive feedbackand encouragement
In your groups,practice the Tutoring Process & the Five Step Method
10 minutes per session (1 session per group member 3 or 4 sessions)
each session, one person plays the tutor, one person plays the student, remaining people observe and analyze the session
tutor should try to incorporate as many items from the Tutoring Process & The Five Step Method handouts
7 minutes for tutoring + 3 minutes for observers to report what parts of Tutoring Process & Five Step Method were done well, what parts were done not so well
Did the tutors set up a good beginning to the sessions ?
Did the tutors use the Five Step Method ?
Did the tutors wrap up on a positive note ?What did the tutors miss/not do ?
What parts of the Process & Method were easiest to do ?
What parts were hardest to do ?
Active Listening & Getting Beyond Plug & ChugRead the greensheet for complete list of homework
Read the handouts (pages 2, 4 to 8)
Do/Post Assignment #2 (Tutoring Process Reflection)
Respond to other students’ Assignment #1
Watch online videos listed in greensheet
Plan ahead for later assignments/final project