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THE PERFECT SETTING
Key Concepts
* Choose a spacious work environment
* Sit beside your tutee
* Minimize distractions
* No food or drink
* Pay attention to hygiene
* Dress appropriately
* Let a third party handle problems when applicable
GREET THAT TUTEE!
Key Concepts
* Get to know your tutee
* Make sure your tutee knows the rules
* Avoid unproductive arguments
* Be prepared to handle problems
* Cancel tutoring if problems are too great
GOALS AND AGENDAS
Key Concepts
* Goals establish what needs to get done
* Goals need to be clear and attainable
* Agendas break complex things down into smaller, more manageable steps
* Agendas are great for managing a session
* Goals and Agendas model good student behavior
* Don't move on until the agenda item or goal you are working on is mastered
COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES --
VERBAL
Key Concepts
* Communication is a two-way street
* Encourage your tutee to talk
* Keep lecturing to a minimum
* Give tutees time to respond
* Ask revealing questions
COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES --
WRITTEN
Key Concepts
* Insist on neat, organized work
* Choose clear example problems
* Written info is a great way to show something
* Writing makes a great assessment tool
WORKING WITH YOUR TUTEE --
TUTEE'S LEVEL
Key Concepts
* Constantly assess the tutee's level
* Don't assume
* Let the tutee learn by doing
* Give the tutee control
* Let the tutee talk
WORKING WITH YOUR TUTEE --
SUMMARIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Key Concepts
* Does the tutee understand the process?
* Does the tutee understand the big picture?
* Don't move ahead until the tutee is ready
WORKING WITH YOUR TUTEE --
WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW AN ANSWER
Key Concepts
* It's OK not to know an answer
* Get the tutee involved
* Consult others
* Consult other resources
* Resolve the problem in your next meeting
WORKING WITH YOUR TUTEE --
TUTEE ABUSE
Key Concepts
* Get the facts before acting
* Get a third party involved if necessary
* Refer back to your rules if need be
* Try to correct an abusive situation
* Drop the tutee if the abuse continues
STUDY SKILLS
Key Concepts
* Look for and address weak study skills
* Give clear study skills assignments
* Hold the tutee accountable for new skills
ENDING A SESSION
Key Concepts
* Assess the tutee's grasp of the "big picture"
* Give praise for a job well done
* Plan for your next session
* Keep your tutee active between sessions