GPC TUTOR CONFERENCE 
 SESSION 3 

 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. 

Science
 Math
Communication
Tutoring
Tutoring
Tutoring Physics
Q & A

J. Guinn

room C1210
(physics lab - c bldg)

Using ALEKS to Empower Students to Succeed
in Math 98


S. Mohebbi

room B1502
 

 Office 2013
(also at 1pm)

K. Holley

room B2304
Do Prospective GPC Students Scare You?

G. McCain
N. McDaniel

room B2300
Tutor Tales - Learning from Experience

C. Lyon

room B2301

 

Science

Tutoring Physics Q&A

Presenter

Dr. James Guinn, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

 

Description


Bring your physics questions for this Q&A session on helping students with physics.  How do I help without doing too much?  How much help do I give a student working at the computer?

 

Location

C1210 (physics lab – c building across quad)

 

Math

Using ALEKS to Empower Students to Succeed in Math 98

Presenter

Sohayla Mohebbi, LTC Coordinator

 

Description


The workshop is designed to equip LTC math tutors with pointers on helping students navigate more effectively through ALEKS.  The goal is to empower students to use the program independently and in a more academically beneficial manner.  A few key features of ALEKS will be highlighted which can aid tutors in coaching students in building skills which will help them succeed in Math 98.  Participants will:

·        
Hear a brief overview of ALEKS.
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Discuss ways to coach students & encourage more effective independent learning.
·        
Discover a few key features which make navigating ALEKS more academically beneficial for the students.
 

Location

B1502

 

Communication

Office 2013

Presenter

Karen Holley, Associate Professor of Reading

 

Description

This hands-on session will cover the basics of using Office 2013 for you, the tutor, and will look at the most common questions that students have when using Office 2013.

Location

B2304

Note

session also at 1pm

 

Tutoring

Do Prospective GPC Students Scare You?

Presenter

Gail McCain, LTC Math/Science Lab Supervisor
Nancy McDaniel, LTC Writing Lab Supervisor

 

Description


A recommended approach for handling the potential GPC students who walk into your tutoring center saying “I need to take the Compass Exam and they said that you would help me here.”  We will discuss:
- the importance of beginning with a short interview

-
 the tools that are available to the student
- small, repeated doses of help work best
- review the Compass internal structure & basic test taking skills
-  putting on your counselor’s hat
 

Location

B2300

 

Tutoring

Tutor Tales – Learning from Experience

Presenter

Charles Lyon, LTC Writing Lab Supervisor

 

Description


An open discussion exploring common problems, complaints, frustrations and successes in the one-on-one tutoring experience.  Be prepared to share ideas and talk about what works and doesn’t work in tutor-student situations.
 

Location

B2301

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