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ERIC Number: ED208413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Philosophy of Tutoring.
Grimm, Joan P.
Tutors are true professionals who understand that even though their own philosophical stance toward teaching may differ from an instructor's, they have an obligation to do whatever the professor requires. However, because they work more closely with them, the tutors are in a better position than the teacher to see when the students are having trouble. It is then their responsibility to communicate those problems to the teacher. The tutor is obliged to be careful, and many times to protect the student--possibly against a teacher whose teaching style appears threatening to the student. The tutorial method involves having the student learn from three different activities--working alone, observing the mistakes that were made and defending points believed to be right, and looking over the completed and corrected work and comparing it with the original assignment and the first draft. The single most important reason for the one-on-one experience with the tutor is that it provides a support system. In this sense the tutor helps the student develop the ability to adapt to standards, authority figures, and a very large institution with an approach that is both instinctive and intellectual: taking nothing for granted where the individual's learning is concerned, but incorporating respect and humor into the tutoring process. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).