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Susan,
        I'm sure you do; I think a tutor must do some teaching to be
effective at tutoring, and most instructors I work with do some
tutoring. My point was only that they are different skills
sets--overlapping, certainly, but discrete. I, personally, cannot tutor
anatomy and physiology--I'm not a nurse, and I don't know as much about
it as even the struggling students already know. I can facilitate their
learning by hosting group study sessions for A & P students and asking
them questions from their notes if the answers are there; I can point
out erroneous thought processes; and I can teach them skills  to improve
their ability to read, study, analyze, memorize, think critically and
manage their time and stress levels, all of which will help them in A &
P.
        If they need someone to help them understand A & P, however,
they need a tutor who knows that subject matter. We have faculty members
and upper-division students who can tutor A & P, and I refer the
students to them. If a student need content help in one of my academic
areas of expertise, I am quite willing to tutor. I've helped a couple of
nursing students get through US history courses with very intense weekly
sessions of re-teaching the content and tutoring them on what they
actually did get from the instructor--I have an undergraduate degree in
history.
Linda Riggs Mayfield

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Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 1:56 PM
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Subject: Teaching & tutoring

As a tutor, however, I do a *lot* of teaching.  Presenting information
is not the same as teaching; some of my students need a very different
approach than the one the teacher has.  (This is more true for math than
other subjects.)

Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Academic Development Center
Parkland College
Champaign, IL  61821
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>>> "Mayfield, Linda" <[log in to unmask]> 2/5/2007 10:15 AM >>>
Phyllis,
I've been doing the same thing--and that is why I am faculty at my
institution. I teach a success skills class, and I teach students a wide
variety of success skills in individual appointments, some voluntary and
some mandated; but I rarely tutor. We have some excellent tutors
available for the higher sciences and course content in their major that
challenge my nursing students, and if my assessment indicates that's
what would better serve the student, I give the student a referral.
They
often then have weekly appointments with me for their strategic
learning, and weekly appointments with a tutor for their content
learning.
Linda Riggs Mayfield

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Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 10:02 AM
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Subject: Re: [Possible SPAM] Re: student (dis)satisfaction

I always emphasize that tutoring is not teaching - tutoring reviews what
has already been presented to a student.

Phyllis Kremen, Academic Development Center Director Raymond Hall West
Georgian Court University 900 Lakewood Avenue Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
732-987-2787
"Every day is another opportunity to better the accomplishments of the
day before."

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