ERIC Number: ED379496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Excellence for All: A New Tutor Training Model. LSCA Title VI Final Performance Report.
A project implemented a new tutor training model that used integrative learning strategies to teach more effectively to different intelligences and learning styles of adult learners. A 15-hour tutor training curriculum focused on designing lessons that do the following: involve several learning styles and intelligences, encourage an equal partnership in learning, and promote greater creativity and self-reliance by tutors. A 1-day workshop introduced integrative learning strategies. To train all tutors in the new model, the project developed a tutor mentor program. Tutor mentors attended a 2-hour training workshop each month to learn about integrated learning strategies and a specific exercise or activity to teach to their group of 12-15 fellow tutors. Evaluation results indicated the following: tutors had a higher level of understanding of the components of the four-part lesson plan; 89 percent of tutors felt comfortable or very comfortable using a variety of integrative learning techniques at the close of training; and the project was successful in instilling the core concepts that learning is fun, tutoring is a partnership, and tutors often learn from their students. (Attachments to the 20-page report include the following: outlines of training for five sessions, trainer curriculum guides that indicate concepts, group interaction style, and materials; tutor mentor materials, including handbook; evaluation forms; progress report forms; and workshop and other flyers.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South San Francisco Public Library, CA.