STEP 1: Know What is Expected of You As A Tutor
Know your responsibilities and duties as a tutor in regards to
- Other Tutors
STEP 2: Setting Up the Tutor Session
The better you are prepared; the better you will be able to tutor. Learn how to:
- Shape the tutoring environment.
- Prepare yourself for your client.
- Prepare the necessary tutoring paperwork
STEP 3: Meeting Your Client's Needs
The better you meet your client's needs during a session, the better the session . Get to know your client's:
- Psychological needs
- Academic needs
- Social needs.
STEP 4: The Ingredients of a Good Tutor Session
The following are some of the necessary ingredients for a good session:
- Greet your client and give them your undivided attention
- Have empathy with your client's problems.
- Be honest with your client.
- Set the Agenda
- Have a sense of humor.
- Have the ability to "lighten up" a situation.
- Have a good interaction with your client, a good give-and-take.
- Know your client's strengths and weaknesses.
- Work through your client's strengths to improve his/her weaknesses.
- MAKE YOUR CLIENT FEEL GOOD about him/herself and his/her accomplishments.
- Know when to stop a session
- End the session on a positive note.
STEP 5: Ending the Tutoring Session
Do not just say "good-bye" when the session is over. You should:
- Positively assess the work that was done during the session.
- Give assignments if appropriate.
- Re-schedule for another session.
- Do any necessary tutor paperwork.
- Always end the session with a positive comment.