ERIC Number: ED060165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Tutoring Techniques for Use in Neighborhood Study Centers. Neighborhood Study Center and Teacher Aide Program: Volunteer Guide.
Community Services Planning Council, Sacramento, CA.
The ideas contained in this book provide a sampling the tutor can do in the study center. These activities include: (1) thinking games; (2) reading and language skills; (3) vocabulary building games; (4) math games; (5) spelling practice, games, and additional techniques, and, (6) "fun." The user of the book is advised to: (1) refer all discipline problems to the supervisor; (2) make sure that explanations and directions are clearly given; assume that if the student does not understand, one needs to rephrase one's technique or explanation; (3) point out errors casually and with acceptance since criticism can destroy self-confidence; (4) concentrate on helping the child learn to read, rather than correcting speech patterns; (5) be alert to a child's loss of interest in what he is doing; (6) note that it is helpful to end the sessions with a positive word about whatever the child has achieved during the session--no matter how small; (7) get to know the interests of one's students; and, (8) be conscious of asking questions that encourage long word answers, rather than one word answers. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Individual Instruction, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Spelling Instruction, Teacher Aides, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Services Planning Council, Sacramento, CA.