Search results for: Tutors
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The current paper reports on a study of the perspectives of new tutors teaching traditional vocational trades who recently commenced teaching in the Institutes of Technologies and Polytechnics (ITPs) sector in New Zealand. This paper focuses on the transformation process from expert trade worker to effective trades tutor, along with suggestions to assist the ‘boundary crossing’ process between two diverse vocational identities.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
The authors investigated the impact of tutoring and observing on preservice teachers’ reading self-efficacy and content knowledge. Participants reading efficacy and content knowledge were compared. Results showed that both groups reported growth in reading self-efficacy and content knowledge.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2012
The present article examines the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, as a newly merged institution that is in the process of transforming from a formerly segregated academic context. Recently, students who come from diverse backgrounds and have diverse levels of preparedness enroll to this university. These backgrounds and levels of preparedness place unique expectations on lecturers and peer tutors. The researchers argue that without incorporating tutor development into the mainstream disciplines, peer tutors will not be able to effectively act as facilitators of subject content and discourse.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
This study implemented a brief theory-driven autonomy-supportive intervention in university seminars and developed an observational checklist instrument to assess behavior change. Tutors who received brief training in autonomy-supportive teaching techniques showed significant increases from baseline in two important autonomy-supportive behaviors in their classes.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Situating Pre-service Reading Teachers as Tutors: Implications of Teacher Self-efficacy on Tutoring Elementary Students
This study examined the impact of high teacher efficacy on tutoring elementary students in reading. The research also examined whether high efficacy was correlated with reading strategy use. The Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) was adapted to create a reading-specific teacher efficacy scale. The findings suggest that pre-service teachers' efficacy did not affect their reading strategy use while tutoring elementary students.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2009
The researcher examined the experiences of student tutors, on the periphery of the university teaching community, and reports on the support they need. The findings indicate that faculty and administrators should recognize student tutors' lack of pedagogical and subject expertise, while nurturing their energy, understanding, and closeness to the undergraduate student experience.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2009
This paper is derived from the qualitative portion of a larger study conducted on mathematics websites that provide expert volunteer help. The researcher has employed theories about expertise in the educational domain to elicit details of individual coping strategies with challenges posed by the online environment, including students' non-responsiveness and issues of academic honesty. The researcher suggests that best practices must include both pedagogical and tutor training/support considerations.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2009
Exploring the Salient Experiences of Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Who Were Former Volunteer Tutors
Teacher candidates were tracked to monitor whether their former tutoring experience influenced their experiences as teacher candidates. The participants reflected on their teacher preparation experiences and their orientations to effective reading and writing instruction. The authors discuss the need for teacher education programs to assist candidates to assimilate newly acquired pedagogies into existing ones, including those acquired through volunteerism.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009
The Effectiveness of Volunteer Tutoring Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students: A Meta-Analysis
This meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs for improving the academic skills of students enrolled in public schools Grades K-8 in the United States. It also further examines for whom and under what conditions tutoring can be effective. The authors found 21 studies to guide them in assessing the effectiveness of volunteer tutoring programs.Overall, the authors found volunteer tutoring has a positive effect on student achievement.
Updated: May. 18, 2009
The paper presents a tutor-centered tutoring model. That model aims to develop and establish the pedagogical-disciplinary knowledge and skills of prospective teachers. The research findings focus on the evaluation of the model by its participants - tutors, tutees and program coordinator. The findings also indicate that the main tutoring targets were achieved.
Updated: May. 04, 2009