Objective: Tutors will understand their role and the philosophy and ethics of tutoring in the UVU Peer Tutoring Program
1. Complete the online orientation http://www.uvu.edu/academictutoring/orient.php
2. Answer the following questions
a. Why do you want to be a tutor? What are the advantages or possible disadvantages of tutoring?
b. In what ways do you expect your tutees to benefit from tutoring?
c. If you were a student seeking tutoring, what qualities would you hope your tutor would have?
3. View video #1, Introduction to Tutoring, in The Tutor's Guide Series
4. Answer the following questions
a. Besides patience and sensitivity, what are some other personal qualities you can draw upon in your tutoring?
b. Have you discovered any special approaches to learning your subject that you would like to share with your students?
c. What techniques for encouraging student independence might be useful in your subject matter?
d. In your own career as a student, when have you felt most highly motivated to learn? What factors contributed to your motivation? Are there ways you could introduce some of these factors into your tutoring
5. Read the selections, Ethics of Tutoring,Appropriate tutoring Guidelines,and What you can expect from Your Tutees
6. Based on your observations and writings, set one or two short-term goals that will help you accomplish #2b and #2c.
7. Become familiar with the format of your particular tutorial situation. Check the materials in the tutorial center so that you know what is available.
8. While tutoring for two weeks, keep a journal of your tutoring experiences. Describe your feelings after your first tutoring experience. How did your experiences match up with your answers to the questions in #2 above?
9. Submit your training log to the Tutor Coordinator.