Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 17, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ALS 2400 - Developing a Reflective Tutoring Practice

Fall, Spring. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Permission of instructor required. This course is intended for students who are concurrently engaged as peer tutors at Cornell. Open to LSC tutors. Other tutors may enroll with permission of instructor.            

J. Bokaer-Smith.

This course provides tutors with an opportunity to reflect on and refine their own tutoring practice, in the context of literature and theory about peer teaching and learning in an inclusive environment. Participants complete readings, participate in group discussions with hands-on practice and role-playing, conduct peer observations and debrief about those observations, and practice reflective journaling. Most sessions include discussion or sharing of e-Portfolios. Topics discussed in class include developing an active, student-centered tutoring practice, fostering a growth mindset and enhancing resilience in tutors and tutees, managing the unexpected, problem-solving, leading groups, and communicating productively across difference.            

Outcome 1: Develop a student-centered tutoring practice.

Outcome 2: Practice and master tutoring skills in a safe environment.

Outcome 3: Provide productive feedback to peers.

Outcome 4: Create and maintain a comfortable working environment for diverse learners.

Outcome 5: Identify and refer tutees who need additional help.

Outcome 6: Respond to emergencies, interruptions, and unanticipated problems during tutoring sessions.

Outcome 7: Reflect on and evaluate their experiences as tutors.

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