Good morning, Lynda,
I have used curriculum-based tutors for a long time as the tutors are not only given the information needed to help with course work but were also there as support only. I ask them to model good student behavior (taking notes, ect.), and I also asked that they not answer questions asked by me.
The relationship between students and tutors organically grew, and it was not a top-down relationship. It was clear that I was the instructor in the classroom.
I began using curriculum based tutors after reading On Location edited by Candace Spigelman and Laurie Grobman. While it’s now dated, I recommend reading it as it provides guidance in how to incorporate tutors into the curriculum.
Senior Director of Tutoring, Learning Studio
Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Congress, 101C
Chicago, IL 60605
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Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:34 AM
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Subject: peer tutoring parameters
Good Morning to all,
I have a faculty who is having the peer tutor (hired by me and paid by me) come into class and help run small discussion groups.
I do not think assisting in class with small discussion groups falls within what peer tutor parameters should be. It seems this is helping the faculty member mainly but maybe I am viewing this wrong.
Lynda J. Sukolsky, M.Ed., PgC
Director of the Academic Achievement Center
Seton Hill University
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