What is the role of the tutor?
- 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.
• be familiar with material, well-organised, and know what is to be taught
• be able to discriminate between correct and incorrect responses
• be able to keep records
• give positive feedback and reinforcement
• know the correct procedure following an incorrect response (delay correction of error to allow learner time to self-correct; if pause is unsuccessful prompt with clues).
1. Identify what is to be taught - with the student
2. Develop a ‘lesson plan’ - tailor instruction to individual needs - keep tasks simple (it is better to use several straight-forward tasks than one long task)
3. Ensure working environment is appropriate - cultural considerations - noise - interruptions - body language, dress - space and equipment
4. Be encouraging and supportive