Tutoring Matters: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about how to Tutor

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Temple University Press, 1999 - Education - 188 pages
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Inside each of us is the promise of a tutor. If you've ever taught a child to tie her shoe, or helped a friend with his homework, or even helped a stranger understand a posted sign, you have it in you to empower others through learning. Tutors are allowed to do what teachers and parents are often not able to do. They can be patient, observe, question, support, challenge, and applaud. They can move towards nurturing the true and total intelligence of their tutees. Learning to tutor is simply overcoming fears, sharing and acquiring knowledge, and appreciating the potential and wisdom in each other. Tutoring Matters is the authoritative manual for both the aspiring and seasoned tutor. Using firsthand experiences of over one hundred new and experienced tutors, this long-awaited guide offers chapters on attitudes and anxieties, teaching techniques, and building relationships. It educates the tutor on how to handle and appreciate social and language differences; how to use other adults—teachers, administrators, parents, employers—to a student's advantage; and, when your student or circumstances determine that it's time, how to put a positive and supportive end to the tutor-tutee relationship. Written by experienced tutors and tutoring educators, Tutoring Matters celebrates—and provides just the right tools for—an individualized and successful tutoring relationship and shows just how much you can learn—about the world and yourself—through teaching others. Author note: Jerome Rabow, the recipient of numerous distinguished teaching awards, is co-author of Cracks in the Classroom Wall: An Analysis with Readings. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Tiffani Chin is an experienced tutor and Ph.D. Candidate researching education and sociology at UCLA. Nima Fahimian, also an experienced tutor, studies medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.
  

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The book is very useful to fresh tutors and any one starting to tutor. It shows many mistakes which affect tutering or may put off the tutor or the tutee. It also makes some good habits in tutoring a bit easier to adopt. It also mentions other books. These other books may be useful to experienced tutors also. Several habits I developed unconsciously were clarified by this books.
Very good for lay persons.
 

Contents

Attitudes Anxieties and Expectations
1
Unconditional Acceptance
8
Recommended Reading
29
Building Relationships
30
Building Trust
39
Motivating Students to Learn
50
Going beyond Academics
60
Recommended Reading
68
Challenging Students
96
Recommended Reading
102
Riding the RollerCoaster Relationship
114
Overcoming Differences
122
Recommended Reading
130
What Can I Do as a Tutor? 15 5
155
The CleanBreak Principle
172
To the Reader
185

Getting Students Interested and Involved
74
Easing Student Fears
84

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Jerome Rabow, the recipient of numerous distinguished teaching awards, is co-author of Cracks in the Classroom Wall: An Analysis with Readings. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Tiffani Chin is an experienced tutor and Ph.D. candidate researching education and sociology at UCLA.

Nima Fahimian, also an experienced tutor, studies medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.

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