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Nic
On Aug 19, 2011, at 3:21 PM, Shevawn Eaton wrote:

> Greetings everyone, I"m hoping you can assist me with your thoughts.
>
> My new boss has told me more than once in the last couple of weeks  
> that we should start to focus our energies on tutoring upper  
> division (eg courses in the major).
>
> We have never set out to do upper division.  It has always been  
> policy here that we only support General education courses and core  
> requirements.  As a result, we are entirely an undergraduate student  
> tutor supported program.
>
> So here is my question for the four year university folks out  
> there.....
>
> If your services are NOT part of the academic college or department,  
> but are a campus wide service, and you tutor upper division courses,  
> how do you do that?
> We tutor very few of these courses in groups, but more one to one,  
> but that is handled by another unit. We only tutor OChem, statistics  
> courses in a few majors and
some more advanced math courses required of some majors.
>
> Do you use upper division students?  Graduate students?   
> Professional tutors?
> We staff with upperdivision students, grad students are not  
> permitted to  tutor on our campus.
> Do you use generalist tutors, working on the basic study strategies,  
> etc, or do you have content based tutors that work that way.
> We tutor specific courses, with tutors assigned to tutor only that  
> one course per night.
> Do you work directly with faculty who teach these courses to be sure  
> the tutoring provided is on target?
> We try to do this with all our group tutoring.
> Do you know what proportion of the tutoring you do is for major  
> courses?  What proportions of funds?
>
> Anything else I should know?  Any advice?  Any suggestions?  Any  
> warnings?
> We ask faculty for recommendations of tutors, and then get  
> applications from them and interview them.
> I'm really at a loss on this.  I never thought we would be at this  
> point, but demographic shifts in the student population have created  
> new issues.
>
> Please feel free to give me a call or email me privately on the  
> email below.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
>
>
> Shevawn Eaton, Ph.D.
> Director, ACCESS/ESP
> Northern Illinois University
> DeKalb, IL 60115
> PH: (815) 753-0581
> www.tutoring.niu.edu
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> FAX: (815) 753-4115
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