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Syllabus, ED 2920C Tutor Training, Fall Semester

SYLLABUS, ED 2920C Tutor Training

FALL SEMESTER - 2014
(Orientation completed August 22, 2014 - worth 2 training hours)

ATTENTION TUTORS: Please regularly check your @mail.weber.edu address
for course/department related notifications and assessments.

Course Sections:

Ogden Campus

Wednesdays: 12:30 pm (SC 261), 1:30 pm (SC 261)

Fridays: 2:00 pm (SC 261)

Davis Campus

Thursdays: 1:30 pm (D3 104)

Online Assignments (New Tutors)

Complete the following online training modules by September 26 (worth 3 training hours):
   1. Safety/Emergency Preparedness
   2. Tutoring Ethics
   3. Resources and Referrals
Access to Modules: canvas.weber.edu; enter your Wildcat user name and password; choose ED2920; click on appropriate module and follow directions.

Topics, Instructors and Schedule:

Week #1 (8/25): Syllabus Review & Building Relationships (Jonathan Zempter)

Week #2 (9/1): Positive Reinforcement (Kim Fale)

Week #3 (9/8): Communication Activity (Lynnae Dopp)

Week #4 (9/15): Study Skills for Independent Learning (Jonathan Zempter)

Week #5 (9/22): Learning Styles (Lynnae Dopp)

(End of Level 1 Training)

Week #6 (9/29): Metacognition (Claire Hughes)

Week #7 (10/6): Questioning Techniques - Part 1 (Jonathan Zempter) (Award CRLA Certificates)

Week #8 (10/13): -------------------------------FALL BREAK-------------------------------

Week #9* (10/20): Cultural Awareness/Diversity (Kim Fale)
*Master Tutor Observation Paper due Friday, Oct. 24!

Week #10 (10/27): Handling Difficult Tutoring Situations (Sharadee Allred)

Week #11 (11/3): Test Taking Strategies (Prasanna Reddy)

Week #12 (11/10): How the Brain Learns (Greg Christiansen)

Week #13 (11/17): Master Tutor Presentations, Review of CRLA Topics, Course Evaluation and Fun (Lynnae Dopp)(Award CRLA Certificates)

Week #14 (4/7):-------------------------------THANKSGIVING BREAK-------------------------------

Weekly Online Discussion Posts

Tutors are required to participate in a weekly online journal.  After reflecting upon the concepts presented in class and applying them in your tutoring for a week, please post a 250-word response to the questions found online for that week on Friday of the following week. To earn one hour of training credit, you must BOTH attend class and do an online posting!

*Master Tutor Observation Paper

New tutors are to observe a “Master Tutor” during one session and write a one page (double spaced) report on the techniques you observed the tutor using. This assignment is due to your supervisor by Friday, October 24.

Credit for the class may be earned by attending 10 of the 12 training sessions, completing the weekly journal entries, and completing other evaluations as notified by e-mail. NEW TUTORS are also to complete the three online training modules and the Master Tutor Observation Paper.

Sometime during the semester you will be observed by your supervisor as you work.  An evaluation will be completed and feedback given at a one-on-one meeting you should schedule with your supervisor within 48 hours of the observation.

Certified tutors at Level 2 who wish to reach the 3rd Level of “Master Tutor” will need to meet with their supervisor to discuss a “capstone project” to complete by the end of the semester.


If you quit tutoring and no longer attend class, you must officially withdraw from the course or it will show up as an “unofficial withdrawal” on your transcript.

Syllabus PDF Version

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