Hi all, 

I think it worth mentioning that some tutors will inadvertently
overwhelm themselves by signing up for 15+ credit hours, several
clubs/organizations, and a 20-hr work week. Usually, this means that
they have a tight schedule anyway and can only get 20 hours per week by
working 6-hour shifts one or two days. We do ask that tutors take a
15-minute break for every 4 hours they work during their shift, but they
don't always.

Griselda Valerio
Coordinator of Special Projects
Learning Enrichment, N 122 F
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 882-7059
Fax: (956) 882-3857

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Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 5:09 PM
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Subject: Re: Shift Lengths for Tutors

I'm not sure what you mean by limits.  I have a walk-in math tutor who
works six hours at a time.  He set his own schedule around his classes
and gets his 20 hours in per week.  He has set-up sort of a round table
with him in the center on a rolling chair so he can easily move from one
student to the next.  The table is divided into thirds and each third is
labeled with beginning algebra, intermediate algebra, and trig & up.  He
loves it; the students love it and it seems to work.  I let the tutors
limit themselves.  They find out in short order what they can handle and
what they can't.

Kathryn J. Schrader
Tutoring & SI Supervisor
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, MI  49442

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