ERIC Number: ED414578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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When Tutor Meets Student. Second Edition.
Maxwell, Martha, Ed.
This book presents 53 firsthand experiences of peer writing tutors. Each story explores a particular tutoring issue, from working with a quiet student to tutoring a student with a learning disability. Each tutor writes candidly in an informed and sensitive manner about successes and failures as partners in the collaborative learning process. Practical guidance is offered in how to work with a shy student, one with little sense of organization, a student with personal problems, to one lacking self-confidence. Discussion questions, particularly valuable in helping tutors focus on critical points of each tutorial, follow each account. Following an introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) The Tutor's Role; (2) The Tutor as Writer and Reader; (3) Increasing Confidence; (4) Cultural Diversity; (5) Check Your Assumptions at the Door; and (6) Tutors Learn from Tutoring Too. Contains 16 references and 16 items for further reading. Appendixes include a brief historical description of the University of California, Berkeley peer tutoring program; brochures; syllabi; information for tutors; evaluation forms; and advice to students on writing. (RS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cultural Differences, Higher Education, Peer Teaching, Teacher Student Relationship, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors, Writing Instruction
University of Michigan Press, P.O. Box 1104, Ann Arbor, MI 48106; phone: 313-764-4392 (hardback: ISBN-0-472-09532-3, $32.50; paperback: ISBN-0-472-06532-7, $16.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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