AVID Tutorials and AVID Tutors
Tutorials and tutors play a vital role in the AVID Elective class, while also benefiting other content-area classes in a school. As a key component to the collaboration portion of the AVID System, tutorials are a time and place where students come with complex questions from any content class and get guiding support to confront tough problems and solve them within their own means.
Using their knowledge and experience, AVID-trained tutors are able to conduct collaborative tutorials that lead to increased student participation and success. Trained tutors are able to create an environment where students feel comfortable asking the questions that they might be embarrassed to ask in their content-area classrooms. Training tutors is critical for effective tutorials, and AVID Center offers many opportunities, including the Tutorology strand at Summer Institute for site team members to learn the proper techniques for training their own tutors.
Tutors are essential to the success of AVID, acting as a resource and role model for AVID students both academically and socially. AVID alumni who continue their education in college often return to AVID at local schools or their alma mater as tutors to continue their involvement with the AVID family.
***Know what you want to work on for the tutorial. This will help you be specific with one question at a time.***
- 1. Gather your materials for your tutorial, fill out your TRF with 1 question and Point of Confusion.
- 2. Identify and define key academic vocabulary associated with topic/question.
- 3. List a few things you already know about your question.
- 4. Challenge yourself to think critically about your question.
- 5. Identify General Process and Steps you were taught about this topic/process or that is related/about this question/subject.
- 6. What is your Point of Confussion?
- 7. Turn in your TRF- Your TRF will be graded ONLY for teaching you to become clear, consise and thorough in your identification of a question, communicating it, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
DURING TUTORIALYour gift is your presence. Regaurdless of your role as presentor, note taker or tutor your quality of participation is directly responsable for the quality of the tutorial.
- Take notes
- Ask questions
- Share resources
A) My point of confusion is based on a focus area from my Grade/ Tutorial Analysis: Yes No
B) I was a student presenter during tutorial today: Yes No
C) My point of confusion was ...
D) What I learned about my point of confusion is...
E) I gained a new/ greater understanding of my point of confusion by/when...
F) This learning is important because it connects to my previous learning/experience, myself, and/or my world (choose one), in the following way...
G) What I found meaningful about today’s tutorial session is...H) I noticed a shift in my thinking from before this tutorial to after...I) How this applies to my life ouside of school...J) Something I did well is...K) Something I can do better is...L) I appreciate my tutorial team for...