Tutor Resources

First Session

Things to do and consider when starting tutoring

Icebreakers & Check-In Questions

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Ideas to get to know your tutoring groups, and to make group dynamics productive and friendly

Facilitation Strategies

Ideas for facilitating peer-to-peer interactions and helping your group learn. Plus, tips and supports for more engagement with your group

Tutoring Session Plan

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Tips for how to organize a tutoring session

Redirecting Questions

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A list of questions you can ask for clarification, to demonstrate understanding, and to encourage participation

Asking for Feedback

Feedback Form PDF

Feedback Form - Google Form

Information about Asking for Feedback, and an anonymous survey to help you ask your tutees for feedback

Conducting Sessions

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Common components of successful tutoring sessions

Session Disruption Protocol

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Helpful hints for the rare session interruption

Diversity & Inclusion in Tutoring

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Resources and ideas to increase inclusivity in your tutoring sessions


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