Current Project

Free Hybrid (online/inperson) Tutoring of College Students

  • free 1-to-1 online sessions taught by EEF

  • free 1-to-1 in-person follow-up sessions taught by peer-tutors

Free Peer-Tutor Training at Colleges                                                                                                   - this training coordinates inperson sessions with online sessions                                                   (eg, 2018 appointment as tutor-trainer by Hunter College's Skirball Science Learning Center)

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Peer-Tutors of course already know the content of the courses they tutor. After all, in order to qualify to become a peer-tutor, they must have aced the courses.

What they don’t necessarily know, is how to teach the content to others.                                      This is where my 2-session peer-tutor trainings come in.

Training Session1:  Tutoring Generalities

This session is usually online, 1-to-1 or 1-to-many, through a video-conferencing program that enables me to share documents I’ve composed that elaborate the following general principle of tutoring:

  • interactively assessing the student’s needs, then tailoring tutoring to these needs

 

Training Session2:  Tutoring Specifics for the Peer-Tutor’s Specific Course

This session must be in-person, during which:

  • I observe – and take notes throughout – an actual tutoring session that the peer-tutor has with a student. (I of course get both the peer-tutor’s and student’s permissions to do this observation. I also emphasize that I’m only an adviser, wielding no administrative power over the peer-tutor.)

  • After the tutoring session, alone with the peer-tutor:

    • We discuss the notes. Though I address the weaknesses I observed, I make sure to also point out the strengths I observed.

    • We role-play (I play tutor while peer-tutor plays student) on how to tutor – and integrate textbook study – for a specific practice problem that was asked about during the tutoring session.

 

Next Project (in development):

Supporting College-Bound HS Grads’ Prep For Upcoming College STEM Courses.

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This projects’ method: free weekly in-person tutoring follow-ups of free online courses (MOOCs) that these financially-strapped gritty students are taking in STEM

For more about this, please see https://www.educationequityfoundation.org/inperson-tutoring-supplement-for-online-courses/

 

Future Project

Free Tutoring (from peer-tutors trained by EEF) in STEM                                                                to College-Hopeful Students from NYC Public High Schools

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