Our tutors receive training through a comprehensive 2-unit course which is required for all tutors. Even though tuition in the CA community colleges is a real bargain ($11 per unit), in a sense, our tutors pay to take the training. We use "The Master Tutor" as a textbook as well as videos and guest lectures covering learning styles, cultural sensitivity, tutoring students with learning disabilities, conflict resolution, and more. We have never had a problem with enrollment, and the class ensures that we have a continuing source of well-trained tutors. Not everyone who takes the class ends up tutoring. Some take it just because they are interested in the content. Others take the class but do not meet the other requirements for tutoring in our centers (A's in all classes that they tutor and instructor recommendations.) Marcia Krull Learning Center Coordinator Mt. San Jacinto College San Jacinto, CA 92583 [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Knight, Sue R Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 8:48 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Tutor Training Payment Do you pay your students to attend tutor training? If you do pay them is it the regular hourly rate that you would pay for tutoring time? We have always paid our students but our budget is so tight we are considering paying a stipend for completing the training (which would be less than the price of hourly rate) or not paying for the training but moving tutors to a higher pay rate when training is complete. We are trying to balance what is fair and ethical with what we can afford and would welcome your comments and suggestions. Thanks!! Sue Knight Learning Assistance Alfred State College Alfred, NY 14802 (607) 587-4121 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.