Julie, Our training course at NC State carries one credit and meets once a week for 75 minutes. The students begin tutoring as early as the week after the second class meeting. Key concepts are: - Effective teaching practices established by research - Indirect teaching practices - Positive reinforcement - Benefits of tutee verbalization - Questioning skills - Tutee conceptual level / Structure applied by tutor - Learning styles - Tutoring Problems / Tutor assertiveness - Active listening The main instructional elements are: 1) Brainstorming activities to draw out student ideas on teaching and learning; 2) Journalizing about tutoring sessions; 3) Class discussions about tutoring sessions and new topics; 4) Training videos on new topics and associated discussions; 5) Tutors must make a video of one of their tutoring sessions and write a critique. Hope this helps. -Ken Gattis Kenneth W. Gattis Director, Undergraduate Tutorial Center 147 Leazar Hall, Box 7105 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695 (919) 515-5619 >>> [log in to unmask] 09/25/02 09:54AM >>> I am writing a syllabus for a tutor training course that I hope to offer for credit at my community college. I know a number of people have said that they offer credit training courses and I would be grateful if you could share your syllabus with me. I am particularly interested in what you have as your core learning outcomes, how many credits you offer, whether you require the students to tutor as part of the course, and whether your course transfers to 4 year colleges. Thank you for your help. Julie Shattuck Program Manager, Tutorial Services Frederick Community College (301) 846 2523 [log in to unmask] To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST. To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.