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Hello Laura,
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Catherine Quinnett, Tutor Coordinator
Linn-Benton Community College
Albany, Oregon

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>
> Dear Fellow Listers,
> In preparation for our NADE presentation regarding the benefits of using
> students to help manage the tutor programs in which they work, my director
> and I would
> like to get a feeling for some of the operational details of other
> tutoring programs. If you
> coordinate a peer tutoring program and have few minutes to answer the
> following questions, your effort would be most appreciated. Please feel
> free to send the answers to me off the list.  Also, please consider
> joining us for our presentation: "Supporting and Supervising Peer Tutors:
> Suffolk University's Management Model".
> My questions are as follows:
>
> 1. What type of tutoring program do you have: drop-in, appointment
> based or a combination thereof?
>Appointment
> 2. How are your clients matched with tutors?
>Students are helped through the appointment-making process the first time they come in. They are scheduled with tutors who have been approved for their course, and who have available time that matches with theirs.  Thereafter, they can make their own appointments with the same tutor or choose someone else.
> 3. On average, how many hours of tutoring do your individual clients
> receive during a given semester?
>Students can have up to 3 hours per week.  The average total for a term is approx. 15 hours.
> 4. What percentage of your clients who are matched with tutors never
> receive tutoring service?
>Probably 8 or 10 per term.
> 5. Do you use peer tutors to help you run your
> program or train other employees? If so, in what capacity?
>We use tutors primarily for tutoring.  This year, however, we are using an experienced tutor to help in training new tutors.
> 6. How many tutors do you have on staff?  How many administrators?
>We have 18 tutors now.  Two administrators.
  7. How many students use peer tutoring in a given semester
(non-duplicated)?
Approx. 150.
> 8. Finally, what is the profile of your school? (i.e., urban or rural,
> number
> of students, degree levels offered)
>We are in a small city of about 30,000, but we serve two large counties.  We have about 6,000 full-time students.  We are a 2-year community college, offering professional technical, lower-division college transfer, and general education courses.
> Thank you very much for your assistance and I hope to see you in Biloxi!
>
> Laura Ferrari
>
> -----------------------------------------
> Laura Ferrari
> Associate Director
> Ballotti Learning Center
> Suffolk University
> 41 Temple Street
> Boston, MA 02114
> (617) 573-8235
> Fax: (617) 742-6761