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Sonya - 

Is there any kind of knowledge sharing that could be facilitated between
SI leaders and tutors?  Or is there any aspect of your SI training that
covers learning styles or strategies that isn't covered in tutor
training?  It sounds like your tutors might not only benefit from a
brush-up on content skills, but additional awareness of learning
strategies (which could help them see different ways of approaching a
problem) might make them more effective tutors as well. 


Kathe Pelletier
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-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sonya Prince
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 11:42 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Tutor Content Training

Hello, 

I am a tutor coordinator at a 2 year college. We tutor math from Pre-
Algebra thru College Algebra and also Technical Math and Accounting. My
question is does anyone have any suggestions on how I can refresh and
upgrade my tutors content knowledge? 

For example, A student needed help with solving a word problem in
Algebra. 
The tutor knew how to get to the answer, but only with shortcuts. The
student still did not understand when she left. 

What can I provide or do to help my tutors understand that they need to
go step by step and not skip. I know there are multiple ways to solve a
problem, but how can we satisfy every professor when all of them have
their own way of teaching their class.  

One thing I thought about doing is to have them sit in an Algebra class
for 30-60 minutes a week. However, it sounds like they will be doing the
same thing as SI facilitators, and we already have that program at my
campus. 

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