ERIC Number: ED341323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Together: An Interactive Approach to Tutor Training.
Condravy, J. C.
Slippery Rock University's tutor training program, "Learning Together: An Interactive Approach to Tutor Training," was instituted in January 1983 to prepare newly hired tutors to provide academic and study skills assistance to regularly admitted and academically underprepared students. The program, funded jointly by a state Act 101 grant for educationally and economically disadvantaged students and the institution, is 8.5 hours long and consists of 4 components--a 5-hour orientation, and 3 workshops on communication skills, study skills, and tutoring problems, respectively. The format of each component is activity-based in that trainees brainstorm, share personal experiences, integrate and synthesize new material, or role-play to discover and reaffirm the philosophy and strategies of effective tutoring. Peer tutors award high ratings to the training program. Positive student evaluations of the Tutoring Center as well as continued growth in student use over a 10-year period also suggest that the training program is effective in preparing staff to meet student needs. The program may be replicated at other institutions; training materials are available from Slippery Rock University's Tutoring Center. Contains nine references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Slippery Rock State Coll., PA.