Objective: To make tutors aware of the needs of "at risk" students and to give tutors the skills to assist these students.
1. View video #8, The Tutor as Counselor, in The Tutor's Guide series.
2. Answer the following questions:
a. What types of problems might your students have that would affect their academic progress?
b. What might tip you off that your student is having one of these problems?
3. Read the article How to Assist Students at Risk of Failing.
4. Answer the following questions
a. Name three people on our campus who could be possible mentors for a student at risk.
b. Name three possible peer groups on our campus for a student at risk.
5. Complete the worksheet Using Learning and College Resources.
6. Write about a student you have tutored or are tutoring who you think is an "at risk" student. How can you help that student? OR, write about an "at risk" student you have referred for help.
7. Answer the following questions:
a. What kinds of student problems do you feel capable of responding to? What kinds of problems would you prefer?
b. How will the information covered in this unit help you to be a better tutor?
8. Submit this unit.