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ERIC Number: ED168613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-30
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Tutoring in Community Colleges.
Garstka, Polly
The role of tutoring services in special programs designed to meet the needs of non-traditional community college students was studied through a review of the literature on history of tutoring programs, the development of special programs to meet the remedial, developmental, and compensatory education needs of underprepared students, special programs featuring tutoring components, and the characteristics of peer tutoring. Additionally, tutorial service coordinators at Los Angeles community colleges were interviewed to determine what procedures contribute to a successful tutoring program, and the West Los Angeles College Tutorial Center was analyzed. On the basis of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) tutoring is an essential support service component in the special programs designed for the non-traditional student; (2) peer tutors are effective because they understand the student's difficulties and are willing to help; (3) peer tutors should be carefully recruited, selected, and trained; (4) tutoring centers vary and reflect the personalities of the individual staff and campus; and (5) successful tutorial programs occur when there is an enthusiastic and able staff and when the college administration is committed to the program. A bibliography is included. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)