ERIC Number: ED346393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Tutoring: Learning by Helping (Revised Edition). A Student Handbook for Training Peer and Cross Age Tutors.
Foster, Elizabeth Sabrinsky
This manual provides a comprehensive training approach for preparing high school students to tutor at all grade levels in many different content areas. The first chapter provides an introduction to the peer tutoring concept. The material is geared toward helping the tutor gain self-understanding and awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses. The second chapter explains the components of helping relationships, and explores ways to establish, maintain, and nurture those relationships. The third chapter explains the components of effective communication. Exercises are provided for developing effective communication skills. The fourth chapter describes the skills necessary to maintain a monitored, controlled, and warm environment conducive to learning. The fifth chapter provides an overview of basic principles that deal with use of time, effective practice, and means by which people learn. Help is provided for analyzing tutoring structures and techniques. The sixth chapter provides an opportunity for the tutor to identify teacher and teaching characteristics important to education as well as an opportunity to explore responsibilities associated with tutoring. The general procedures for tutoring are introduced in this chapter. The seventh chapter provides information basic to many content fields, and practice exercises for each content area. The eighth chapter deals with the purpose and use of specific record forms, and the ninth chapter describes the various evaluation tools used to demonstrate development and progress of the program and program participants. (LLL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, High Schools, Peer Relationship, Peer Teaching, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Tutoring
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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