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ERIC Number: ED461104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Joint Tutoring: A Perspective on Tutoring the Incarcerated College Student.
Culmer, Sean M.
The challenges and headaches of tutoring college students in prisons are ample, but the joys of witnessing the academic benefits are precious. One tutor views his tutoring sessions much like a counselor would approach a therapeutic session with his/her client. The interaction is divided into 3 phases: assessment, intervention, and termination. The assessment or "getting to know each other" phase addresses the tutee's lack of trust--the tutor has to prove himself/herself. The intervention or "creativity" phase involves some unconventional tutoring methods to help the student grasp specific concepts. Motivation plays a primary role in this phase. The final phase, the termination or "give back" phase, pairs students with each other, building self-esteem, and encourages development of their own techniques of problem solving. Education is the key element that will restore communities, reduce crime, and unify factions across nations. Recidivism rates decrease as educational levels increase. (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A