Resources for CGTC Tutors
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2017
- Listen carefully and observe
- Ask questions to gain better understanding
- Be patient
- Reduce distractions
- Encourage the student to participate and be engaged
- Provide positive feedback
- Use your creativity and imagination!
- Act professional - be kind but firm.
- Learn students' strengths and weaknesses.
- Involve the student in planning and goal-setting
- When in doubt, contact your supervisor or another tutor for help
- Recommend campus and community resources when appropriate
- End each session positively
- Lose focus
- Do the assignment for the student
- Be afraid to say you are unsure of the answer. Take time to show the student how you find the answer!
- Ignore or rush students
- Make negative comments about assignments, instructors, coworkers, or other students. If your tutee has complaints about an instructor, redirect as soon as you are able.
- Grade the assignment - even estimating what grade an assignment might receive
- Minimize or maximize the task (Examples: "This is too hard for anyone.", "This is so easy a kid could do it.")
- Tutor in an unknown subject
- Forget to encourage the student by acknowledging progress and improvement.
- Effective Tutoring Strategies
Informative tutoring slideshow prepared by Christine Connerly, Associate Director, Student Learning Center, California State University, Chico, CA, Email: email@example.com