GPC TUTOR CONFERENCE 
 SESSION 1 

 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. 

Science
 Math
Communication
Tutoring
Tutoring
No Pencil,
No Paper?
No Problem

S. Largent

room B1501
 Introduction to Mathematica

B. Walls

room B2304
 
We Are Collaborators, Not Editors

C. Raybourn

room B2302
Tips on Managing Diversity During Tutorial Sessions

C. Whitehurst

room B2300
 
 

Tutoring

No Pencil, No Paper? No Problem.

Presenter

Sharon Largent, LTC science tutor & adjunct instructor

 

Description


This is a tutoring technique where the tutor is encouraged to put down the pencil and paper, thus allowing the student to do most ( if not all) of the writing.  The result is a better understanding of difficult topics.  This session will also address improving communication skills by the tutor.  (All tutors are welcome; this technique is more applicable for math and science tutors.)

 

Location

B1501

Note session also at 3pm

 

 

Math

Introduction to Mathematica

Presenter

Dr. Barrett Walls, Professor of Mathematics

 

Description

 
This session is a hands-on lesson in the basics of Mathematica.  With this session tutors should be able to answer basic Mathematica questions and use Mathematica to check their own answers.

 

Location

B2304

 

Communication

We Are Collaborators, Not Editors

Presenter

Dr. Carole Raybourn, Assistant Professor of English

 

Description

 
We have all had students walk into the LTC, plop down an essay, and ask us to edit it.  In my informal presentation, I would like to address ways in which we can attempt to engage students in the writing PROCESS.  Far too often students are concerned only with grammar and punctuation, which are certainly important; however, they fail to recognize the equal or even greater importance of content, organization, diction, and sentence structure.  So how do we instill the joy of crafting an essay in our tutees?

 

Location

B2302

 

Tutoring

Tips on Managing Diversity during Tutorial Sessions

Presenter

Constance Whitehurst, LTC Communications Supervisor

 

Description


This workshop will provide tutors with valuable tips for tutoring students that may require a different tutoring approach.
 

Location

B2300

 

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