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