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One of my messages was returned to me as "rejected," so I'm trying again.
Please forgive any duplication.

It occurred to me that Supplemental Instruction is based on the idea that
some courses, by their nature, are "high risk."  That means that the subject
matter is difficult and it is recognized that students can use additional
help with learning strategies.  Faculty do not object to SI, but cooperate
with it because it helps prepare their students for more advanced work in
the classroom, making it easier for faculty to do their job.  Perhaps that
can be used as an argument for subject-area tutoring and to say that it
enhances rather than infringes on faculty responsibilities.

Annette Gourgey
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From: "beth kupper-herr" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: Tutoring All Subjects


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> We also offer tutorial support for any course we can find a tutor for, for
> which a demand exists -- with the exception of math, which is tutored in a
> separate facility.  We generally tutor several dozen courses each
semester.
> I've recently incorporated this concept in our publicity by specifying our
> mission as:
>
> - To help students succeed in their courses.
> - To assist students in becoming better learners.
> - To help students at all levels of ability and preparation.
>
> I figure if it's in black and white (and soon on our website), that might
> make it harder for someone to question it.  (Fortunately, our current
> administration is supportive of our mission.)  Other colleges in our
system
> have lost the capability to serve students with tutoring above remedial
and
> developmental levels, and I'm determined that we will remain a full
service
> tutoring facility.
>
> Aloha, beth
>
> =====================================================
> Beth Kupper-Herr
> Associate Professor
> Acting Coordinator, Learning Resource Center
> Leeward Community College
> 96-045 Ala Ike
> Pearl City, HI  96782
>
> e-mail:  [log in to unmask]
> phone/voice mail:  (808) 455-0413
> =====================================================
>
> > From:     Sherry Washington <[log in to unmask]>
> > Reply-To: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > Date:     Fri, 14 Sep 2001 09:02:25 -1000
> > To:     [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Tutoring All Subjects
> >
> > Hello Listservers!
> >
> > Currently we operate a Learning Center that will
> > provide tutorial support for almost all courses on
> > campus.  We are a fairly selective (approx 6000
> > enrolled) state school that does grant Masters
> > degrees.  We now have a new VP who we report to and he
> > wants us to justify this approach.  He feels that
> > tutoring is only effective for primary skills
> > (writing, reading, study skills, basic math) and that
> > other, more subject specific tutoring, is approaching
> > teaching which should be left to the faculty!  I think
> > he is looking for a way to save money!  Has anyone
> > else faced this?  Can anyone point me to some research
> > or post what areas you tutor.
> >
> > Anything is helpful.
> > Sherry
> >
> > __________________________________________________
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> We also offer tutorial support for any course we can find a tutor for=
> , for which a demand exists -- with the exception of math, which is t=
> utored in a separate facility. &nbsp;We generally tutor several dozen=
>  courses each semester. &nbsp;I've recently incorporated this concept=
>  in our publicity by specifying our mission as:<BR>
> <BR>
> - To help students succeed in their courses.<BR>
> - To assist students in becoming better learners.<BR>
> - To help students at <U>all</U> levels of ability and preparation. <=
> BR>
> <BR>
> I figure if it's in black and white (and soon on our website), that m=
> ight make it harder for someone to question it. &nbsp;(Fortunately, o=
> ur current administration is supportive of our mission.) &nbsp;Other =
> colleges in our system have lost the capability to serve students wit=
> h tutoring above remedial and developmental levels, and I'm determine=
> d that we will remain a full service tutoring facility.<BR>
> <BR>
> Aloha, beth<BR>
> <BR>
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> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<BR>
> Beth Kupper-Herr &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR>
> Associate Professor <BR>
> Acting Coordinator, Learning Resource Center<BR>
> Leeward Community College<BR>
> 96-045 Ala Ike<BR>
> Pearl City, HI &nbsp;96782<BR>
> <BR>
> e-mail: &nbsp;[log in to unmask]<BR>
> phone/voice mail: &nbsp;(808) 455-0413<BR>
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> <BR>
> &gt; From: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sherry Washington &lt;learning4all=
> @yahoo.com&gt;<BR>
> &gt; Reply-To: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <BR>
> &gt; &lt;[log in to unmask]&gt;<BR>
> &gt; Date: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Fri, 14 Sep 2001 09:02:25 -1000<BR=
> >
> &gt; To: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[log in to unmask]<BR>
> &gt; Subject: Tutoring All Subjects<BR>
> &gt; <BR>
> &gt; Hello Listservers!<BR>
> &gt; <BR>
> &gt; Currently we operate a Learning Center that will<BR>
> &gt; provide tutorial support for almost all courses on<BR>
> &gt; campus. &nbsp;We are a fairly selective (approx 6000<BR>
> &gt; enrolled) state school that does grant Masters<BR>
> &gt; degrees. &nbsp;We now have a new VP who we report to and he<BR>
> &gt; wants us to justify this approach. &nbsp;He feels that<BR>
> &gt; tutoring is only effective for primary skills<BR>
> &gt; (writing, reading, study skills, basic math) and that<BR>
> &gt; other, more subject specific tutoring, is approaching<BR>
> &gt; teaching which should be left to the faculty! &nbsp;I think<BR>
> &gt; he is looking for a way to save money! &nbsp;Has anyone<BR>
> &gt; else faced this? &nbsp;Can anyone point me to some research<BR>
> &gt; or post what areas you tutor.<BR>
> &gt; <BR>
> &gt; Anything is helpful.<BR>
> &gt; Sherry<BR>
> &gt; <BR>
> &gt; __________________________________________________<BR>
> &gt; Terrorist Attacks on U.S. - How can you help?<BR>
> &gt; Donate cash, emergency relief information<BR>
> &gt; http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/US/Emergency_Information/<BR>
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