Tutoring Matters: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about How to Tutor / Edition 1

Tutoring Matters: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about How to Tutor / Edition 1

by Jerome Rabow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566396964

ISBN-13: 9781566396967

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Temple University Press

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,…  See more details below

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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 the firsthand experiences of over one hundred new and experienced tutors, this long-awaited guide often 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 l tools for-an individualized and successful tutoring relationship and shows just how much you can learn-about the world and yourself-through teaching others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566396967
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Attitudes, Anxieties, and Expectations1
2Building Relationships30
3Teaching Techniques71
4Race, Gender, Class, and Background Differences104
5Other Adults: Parents, Teachers, and Administrators132
6Good-byes: Ending the Tutoring Relationship161
Twenty-Five Final Pointers for Tutors183
To the Reader185
Bibliography187

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