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We pay tutors time and a half for group tutoring.
Carole Basak
St. Norbert College

Pauline Trummel wrote:
> I have a question to tack on to Chrisa's question. I'm hoping some of
> you can answer this during this discussion. Do you pay your tutors more
> for a group tutoring session than you do for an individual session?  We
> are in the same situation as Chrisa with maxing out our tutors, so I'm
> beginning to assign 2-3 in a group session, as well. Tutors have been
> asking if they get paid for both students in a group. Up to this point a
> group of 2 is paid by the hour not student.  I'd be very interested in
> your input. Thanks!
>
> D. Pauline Trummel
> Tutorial Programs Instructor/Coordinator
> Las Positas College
> 3033 Collier Canyon Rd.
> Livermore CA 94551
> 925.424.1471
>
>
>   
>>>> "Hotchkiss, Chrisa" <[log in to unmask]> 10/6/2006 3:44 PM
>>>>
>>>>         
> Hello, and happy Friday!
> I have a question about how to coordinate group tutoring. I am
> beginning
> to max out my tutors and would like to encourage them to work with
> students in small groups of two or three so we can continue to
> accommodate our students' needs without hiring more tutors. (I already
> have 30 tutors on my staff and I don't have an assistant.) Some of our
> instructors are kind enough to help us organize group tutoring by
> identifying students in their classes who need help and finding
> classroom space for them to meet (which is at a premium on our
> campus).
> However, I don't think most of our instructors have time to help me
> manage this and I don't exactly know how to go about it. 
>
> Our tutoring is structured such that when a student requests help, I
> give the student the tutor's contact information, and it is up to the
> student to initiate the contact and schedule a time to meet with the
> tutor. So the tutors and students are in charge of their own
> schedules.
> With this system, the responsibility for scheduling group tutoring
> would
> fall to the tutors. This seems somewhat unfair because they already
> have
> plenty of communication breakdowns when trying to schedule with only
> one
> student at a time, not to mention that our current pay structure does
> not allow for them to be compensated extra when they work with groups
> instead of one-on-one. I'd be interested to hear how others manage
> this
> situation. Do you pay your students extra when they work with a group?
> How are the group sessions scheduled/managed?
>
> Thanks for your feedback.
>
>
> Chrisa Hotchkiss
> Director of Learning Services
> The Teaching and Learning Center
> Bertrand Hall, room 110
> Dominican University of California
> 50 Acacia Ave.
> San Rafael, CA  94901
>
> 415-257-0153 (phone)
> 415-257-0177 (fax)
>
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