Peer tutoring/Content Design
- 1 What is Peer Tutoring?
- 2 Understanding Learners
- 3 Tools for the Tutor
- 4 Skills for Tertiary Learners
What is Peer Tutoring?
- Peer tutoring is a system which helps students who lack confidence or are experiencing difficulties in their course work.
What are the requirements for becoming a Peer Tutor?
- A good knowledge of your course area.
- The ability to communicate effectively with people.
- A willingness to help others.
- An understanding of the importance of helping your student to learn independent skills.
- To be positive and encourage the student.
- To guide and assist the student without actually doing the work for them.
- To prepare for each tutoring session by planning it carefully.
- To keep a record of what you have covered in each session and have your student sign this
- To keep all information about your student confidential.
What are the responsibilities of the tutors?
- To keep a record of what you have covered in each session, a note of what you will do at the next session and to have your student sign your time sheet.
- To attend each arranged session on time.
- To let your student know as soon as possible if you cannot attend an arranged session and to arrange an alternative time.
- To let your Programme Manager know if there are any problems.
What are the responsibilities of the student?
- To tell you their study needs and let you know how best you can help.
- To let you know as soon as possible if s/he cannot attend an arranged session and to arrange an alternative time.
Tools for the Tutor
Skills for Tertiary Learners
- Time Management
- Note Taking
- In Lectures
- From Texts (Readings)
- Reading Skills
- Memory Techniques
- Exam Preparation
- Understanding the Topic (analysing the question)
- Planning an essay
- Essay structure
- Writing the Essay
- Proofreading the Essay
- Referencing the Essay
- Library catalogues
- Electronic Databases
- The Internet
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