When Tutor Meets Student

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472065325
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Tutoring? Why Should I? 5
Ours Is to Wonder Why 10
More Than Worth the Effort: The Importance of the Tutoring Contract to Productive Tutoring 14
The Dynamics of Passivity in Tutoring 17
Tutoring as Two-Way Learning 20
Patience and Persistence Please 24
How Self-Definition Affects Tutoring: A Teacher Becomes a Tutor 27
A Slight Case of Plagiarism 29
Orthodoxy and Effectiveness 34
A Tangible Audience 36
Teamwork 39
The Student-Tutor-Teacher Triangle 44
Twelve Steps to Great Tutoring 49
Achieving Rapport with Quiet Students 51
When the Tutor Suffers Writer's Amnesia 57
Tutor Writing Blocks 60
Expectations of a Tutor: Reflections of One Who Has Been Tutored 64
Learning to Write for Readers 68
Collaboration with Students Who Write Well 71
Writing through Thoughts 75
Bungee Cord Thesis: Helping Students Find Theses through an Unusual Method 77
My Attempt to Teach Intuitive Writing 80
Try a Little Tenderness 85
Persistence Pays Off 90
Tutoring via the Objective Eye of the Video Camera 94
I Have Been Meaning to Write for Some Time 99
On the Level 102
Avoiding Tutor Dependency 105
Getting to Know You: Building Relationships as a Tutor 110
Connecting Clauses 115
Fear and Loathing in the Videotaping Room, or You Oughtta Be in Pictures 117
The Journey Continues 121
Monocultural Blinders 125
Langston Hughes Takes on Tutoring 128
A Little Enlightenment in the Golden Bear 131
Prejudice and Power Plays 136
Close Encounters with Feminist Ideology: A Case Study 139
A Minority Writing Tutor at the Golden Bear 144
How I Spent My Ethnic Semester 149
Session from Hell: The Dark Side of Collaborative Learning 157
Coping with a Learning Disability 161
Before Ideas: The Preliminaries of the Student-Tutor Relationship 168
Fire, Grapes, Guns, and Water 172
Notes on Being Prepared 176
Getting Real 179
Whose Problem Is It? 183
Dealing with a Touchy Subject 187
Using Your Intuition: Hearing Your Inner Voice 191
Interrupt: Tutoring for the Quiet Tutor 195
On Crossing the Tutor-Tutee Line: Toward a New Kind of Relationship 198
Ignoring the Voices 201
Keeping the Promise 204
Violence, Writing, and Control 207
After Hours 211
Glossary 215
App. A. The University of California, Berkeley Student Learning Center's Peer Tutoring Program in Writing: A Brief Historical Description 219
App. B. Student Learning Center Brochure 225
App. C. Introduction to Tutorial Services in Writing 227
App. D. Applications: General, Writing, Information 229
App. E. Interview Format 244
App. F. English 310 Syllabus and Reading List 245
App. G. Introducing Your Senior Tutor 250
App. H. Keeping Your Journal 251
App. I. Videotaping 252
App. J. Possible Questions for Midterm Feedback 253
App. K. Evaluation of Individual Tutoring: Writing 254
App. L. Evaluation of Writing Workshops 256
App. M. Personal Checklist of Tutoring Skills 259
App. N. Writing Workshop Brochure 263
App. O. Introduction to Writing Workshops 265
App. P. Writing Workshops: Authors' Guidelines, Readers' Guidelines, Reader Response Model 266
App. Q. "No Sweat Writing" (Assumption College Handout) 269
App. R. Tutor Ad 272
Works Cited 273
Further Reading 275
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