Tutoring Matters

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about How to Tutor

Jerome Rabow, Tiffani Chin, and Jeimee Estrada
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PB: $25.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-0741-2
Publication: Jul 11

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EAN: 978-1-4399-0740-5
Publication: Jul 11

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EAN: 978-1-4399-0742-9

216 pages
5.5 x 8.25
1 figs.

The authoritative manual for both the aspiring and seasoned tutor

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Tutoring Matters is the authoritative guide for both the aspiring and seasoned tutor. Using firsthand experiences of over one hundred new and experienced college student tutors, the authors offer techniques for handling tutoring anxieties, teaching strategies, and tips for building relationships. This new edition has been fully updated to help tutors to engage the interest of their students. In addition, it features practical “tip boxes” that provide quick-reference guidelines on a range of tutoring challenges—from making a connection in your first tutoring session to becoming familiar with your pupil's life and tutoring needs. This new edition also provides practical experience-based tips "from the trenches" about how to tutor math and reading and how to help students develop other academic skills and interests.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface to the Second Edition and Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Attitudes, Anxieties, and Expectations 2. Building Relationships 3. Teaching Techniques 4. Race, Gender, Class, and Background Differences 5. Other Adults: Parents, Teachers, and Administrators 6. Good-byes: Ending the Tutoring Relationship Twenty-Five Final Pointers for Tutors To the Reader Bibliography

About the Author(s)

Tiffani Chin is the Executive Director of EdBoost, a nonprofit that includes a learning center serving K-12 students in Los Angeles. She is the author of School Sense: How to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School, and she has been tutoring for twenty years.

Jerome Rabow, the recipient of numerous distinguished teaching awards, is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Lecturer at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of Voices of Pain and Voices of Hope: Students Speak about Racism. Rabow is the Director and Co-founder of CCODE (Center for the Celebration of Diversity Education).

Jeimee Estrada is a K-12 Education Policy Analyst with the California Legislative Analyst's Office and a Master of Public Policy graduate from the University of Southern California.