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Re: Debunking Myths about Tutoring/Tutors/Learning Centes

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"Lindstedt, Kai" <[log in to unmask]>

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Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:02:33 -0700

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Hi Michelle,

The most common ones I hear have already been mentioned here. I'll add one
that I've heard a few times:

"Only students who have been through my class will be able to tutor my
students."

I see this list of myths as a very valuable resource. Would you mind
sharing to the list once you've compiled the responses you've received?
Perhaps in a day or two? I, for one, would really appreciate it.

Thanks so much!

Kai Lindstedt

Lab Specialist - Math
West Campus Learning Center
Pima Community College

(520) 206-3043
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On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Wolf, Michelle G <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> It is hard to believe that the end the fall semester is almost here.
> Please help me compile "myths" you have heard faculty state about how
> tutoring/tutors/learning centers may undermine traditional classroom
> dynamics, such as:
>                 -Students may go to tutoring instead of going to class;
>                 -Students ask their tutors questions, instead of going to
> faculty office hours OR asking questions in class;
>                 -Students have tutors do their homework for them.
>
> Send your myth(s) to Michelle Wolf at [log in to unmask]<mailto:
> [log in to unmask]>.
>
> Thank you and happy holidays,
>
> Michelle G. Wolf, M.Ed.
> Director, Academic Success Center
>
> Winthrop University
> University College
> 106 Dinkins Hall
> Rock Hill, SC 29733
>
> 803/323-3912
>