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ERIC Number: ED393525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Student Development Approach to Tutoring ESL Students.
Misick, Jennifer; Santa Rita, Emilio
In the Student Development Tutoring Model (SDTM), tutors engage students with content in such a way as to both increase their understanding of content as well as their ability to use learning strategies independently in the future. To develop and evaluate a procedure for preparing tutors to use behaviors consistent with the SDTM, New York's Bronx Community College undertook a 7-month project beginning in fall 1995. SDTM training sessions were held with six tutors working with English as a second language students. The tutors were then videotaped and rated in simulated tutoring sessions using a Student Development Tutoring Checklist. Individual follow-up training sessions were then held to provide feedback and schedule additional tutoring sessions, which were also rated using the Checklist. Baseline analyses of tutors' performance before participation in the training indicated that they did not employ the SDTM approach in their tutoring, scoring from 0 to 6 on the Checklist's 20-point scale. After the first training session, tutors scores increased from 7 to 16 points, with most of the gains related to tutors' methods for assessing student skills and gaining students' commitment to learn new strategies. After the second training session, scores increased to 12 to 16 points, indicating that the method was successful in training tutors to adopt the SDTM approach. Contains 18 references. Appendixes include the training checklist and a graph of tutor performance during the training. (TGI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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