ERIC Number: ED452889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Building Leadership and Academic Success through Tutoring Programs.
Stauf, Gabriele U.
The article discusses the Learning Center and its peer tutorial program at Bainbridge College (Georgia). With diverse roles and obligations overarching students' college experience, fostering leadership and building campus involvement in student organizations is a challenge. Some of the challenges for the Bainbridge Learning Center and its peer tutorial program include recruiting, training and retaining tutors of quality, and creating opportunities for personal growth toward leadership. In the first two years of the program, nominations for tutors came only from professors. Now, tutors are asked to recommend from among their classmates or even clients. Between the selection time and the tutor training workshop, new tutors must watch the first four of a series of ten tutoring videos and do required paperwork for the business office. Tutors are expected to be active learners in their classes and in the subject they are tutoring, to be models of effective students habits, and to be managers of their time. Formal training begins with the first training session of the semester. Too often, client files are not as complete as they need to be for an in-depth evaluation of tutoring practices and outcomes. Therefore, end-of-the-term summaries were developed to serve as the collecting tool for assessing the numbers served and to record grades earned. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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