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Re: Questions on tutoring programs

From:

Carolyn Griffith <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

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

Date:

Mon, 2 Nov 1998 10:25:19 -0600

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We provide two free hours of individualized tutoring per week to any
given undergraduate student.  If they want more than two hours per week
they must pay the tutor themselves at the same rate we pay them,
currently, $6.00/hr.  We intend to raise that to $7./hr. in another year
or two.  We pay our walk-in Math tutors $1 more per/hr. than the
individual tutors as they earn it, never knowing how many they are going
to have to service in a given one or two hour working session. We have
found this to control the amount of tutoring that a few students might
choose to use if it was unlimited free tutoring.  However, the tutoring
available to our student athletes is unlimited but the person in charge
of that has controlled the budget by having two tutors available at
study tables to help anyone with either the math/science or social
science/writing courses.
Carolyn @ Bradley University

>----------
>From:  Craig Andres[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent:  Monday, November 02, 1998 8:19 AM
>To:    [log in to unmask]
>Subject:       Re: Questions on tutoring programs
>
>LynneMarie Szymanski wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I have a few questions that I have been struggling with in regards to the
>> tutoring program that I inherited when I arrived.  This college has
>> experienced a major growth spurt over the last few years and the tutoring
>> program has not really changed to meet the demands of large numbers of
>> students requesting tutoring.  To someone at a large school 90 tutors and
>> 150 requests may not seem like to large of numbers.  The way things were
>> originally set up worked well with 20 tutors and 30 or 40 students needing
>> tutoring...right now it just isn't working.  I have a limited budget to pay
>> my tutors with and an increasing number of students that are requesting
>> help.  My greatest frustration is with those students that have been and
>> want to keep using the tutoring services as a way to insure they maintain a
>> 3.66 or 4.0 GPA (the grad students are the worst)
>
>I see nothing wrong with students using tutoring for that reason.  We
>have many students coming to our tutors to maintain high grades, guess
>who I often recruit to become tutors?
>
>> My questions to the list are...
>>
>> 1) Does your one-on-one tutoring program control the number of hours of
>> tutoring a student can receive?
>
>Yes and no.  Private tutoring has to first be approved and then the
>student is given one to two hours per week.  However, we have drop in
>Tutoring which we do not limit access to..
>
>> 2) If so, how is that determined?
>
>Private tutoring has to be recommended by an advisor or professor.  If
>the student has not tried using drop in tutoring first, then I ask them
>to try that for a couple of weeks first.  If they still insist that they
>need private tutoring, then I find a tutor for them.
>
>> 3) What kind of consequences do you have for tutors that fake timesheets
>> (ie.  say they were tutoring when the were not)?
>
>Faking time sheets is a serious crime, if I catch someone doing so
>intentionally, then they will no longer be tutors.  I have told my
>tutors that this is one reason I will dismiss them, and I have once in
>the past.
>
>> Thank you in advance for any help/information you may be able to give me.
>> My tutors are making me crazy!!!!
>>
>> LynneMarie
>>
>> LynneMarie Szymanski
>> Learning Assistance Coordinator
>> Savannah College of Art and Design
>> P.O. Box 3146
>> Savanah, GA 31402
>>
>> Phone -(912) 238-2401
>> Email - [log in to unmask]
>>
>> :::Faith is going with the flow when you don't know where the flow is
>>going:::
>
>--
>Craig Andres
>Tutor Program Coordinator
>[log in to unmask]
>(810)-762-9500 ext.5842
>Kettering University
>(Continuing the GMI heritage)
>
>"With willing hands and open minds, the future will be greater than the
>most fantastic story you can write.."  Charles Kettering.
>

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