Hello Daniel,


I agree! Where the issues comes in, let's say I have a tutor who can help with Organic Chemistry, but for the last year, he hasn't had any student who needed this help. Once this tutor attempts to help the student, they recognize that they need a refresher and that they didn't feel to good or comfortable with assisting the student. These are the issues I'm running into. It happens to us all. If we aren't utilizing this skills, we can kind of lose them.




Tiffany M. Johnson

Student & Learning Support Services Assistant

Metropolitan Community College

Fort Omaha Campus

(531) 622-2432

 Achiever, Communication, Competition, Includer, Strategic


From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Daniel Bates <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:18:19 PM
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Subject: Re: Auditing Classes
 

Tiffany,

 

Keeping the tutors busy working with students in their subject areas is the absolute best was to keep them fresh and up-to-date with the subject matter.  This is one of the benefits of becoming a tutor; I generally mention this perk of the position when recruiting new tutors.

 

 

Daniel Bates

UCC Tutoring Specialist

(541) 440-7857

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“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

¯ Albert Einstein

 

 

 

From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Emily Janssen
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 4:28 PM
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Subject: Re: Auditing Classes

 

Tiffany,

 

I doubt that auditing a class would be cost-effective. Typically, students have to pay for courses they audit (at our institution, it is half of what they would pay to simply take the class). My tutors don't make enough money to cover the cost of auditing a class, and of course there's not enough wiggle room in the budget to pay the cost of auditing on top of tutors' wages. Unless your institution has different policies on auditing, I'd recommend against that option.

 

Hope this helps,

Emily


Emily Janssen

Director of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

(262) 551-6047

Hedberg Library

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm

 

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 8:01 AM, Johnson, Tiffany <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Morning all.

 

I've been racking my brain on ways that our tutors can stay refreshed and abreast in the academic areas that they assist students with. I was wondering if auditing classes is the best way to go?

 

Does this have any academic affect on the tutors transcripts, especially for those tutors who are still taking classes at the institution?

 

I'm looking for any advice on what would be the best approach and what type of system that can be put in place that would keep our tutors updated.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

 

 

Tiffany M. Johnson

Student & Learning Support Services Assistant

Metropolitan Community College

Fort Omaha Campus

(531) 622-2432

 Achiever, Communication, Competition, Includer, Strategic

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