Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    Dec 06, 2023  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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ALS 2400 - Developing a Reflective Tutoring Practice

Fall, Spring. 1 credit. Student option grading (no audit).

Permission of instructor required. 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, B. Oh.

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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