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ERIC Number: ED438012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 27
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The Multiple Demands of a Tutor Coordinator: How To Balance a Very Split-Personality Job.
Thot, Iris Dolores
The author of this article describes the various aspects of her job as the Modern Language Tutor Coordinator at Santa Monica College. The author writes that, in general, her days consist of wearing a number of different hats each day, including that of budget and payroll administrator, grant writer, tutor screener, tutor trainer, tutor employer, tutor coordinator, tutor, psychological counselor, mediator, computer trouble-shooter, researcher, writer of recommendations, friend, and surrogate parent. The author describes the multitude of duties and tasks that beset her everyday in each of these fifteen job roles. This article presents a description of Santa Monica College, which reflects the international atmosphere in Southern California in its language offerings. It also gives a description of the college's Modern Language Tutoring Center, the services it offers, and the limitations it occasionally faces when the Center gets extremely crowded with tutees and not enough tutors. The author asserts that the job of tutor coordinator necessitates prime people skills. She believes tutor coordinators to be the most social of all social animals, as helping people is their job. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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