A Look at Productive Tutoring Techniques
A Video Training Series Developed and Produced by the Undergraduate Tutorial Center.
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Productive tutoring consists of a complex set of behaviors that can best be taught by demonstrating effective techniques, allowing practice in real tutoring situations, and giving opportunities for reflection and discussion. Over time, this guided training approach steadily closes the gap between actual and optimal tutoring performances.
A Look at Productive Tutoring Techniques is designed to be used in this cycle of modeling, practice, reflection, and discussion. This training videotape series consists of eight modules and over 90 minutes of actual tutoring footage. Prompts are included to remind viewers to pause and discuss what they have seen. A User's Guide is also available.
Training videos are resources recommended by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) to be included in tutoring programs receiving CRLA certification. In addition, the techniques illustrated with college students and tutors in A Look at Productive Tutoring Techniques are also applicable to tutoring at the middle and high school levels.