GPC TUTOR CONFERENCE 
 SESSION 4 

 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. 

Tutoring Chemistry

Q&A

 

M. Nelson

B1501

Stats on the

TI-83/84

 

G. Powell

B1502

Mutual Understanding: A Humanistic Approach to the Tutorial Situation

G. Kelley

B2302

(session also at 11am)
 ESL Students: Issues and Options

 

E. Novokshanaova

B2300

The 20-Minute Tutoring Session

 

C. Lyon

B2301

 

 

Tutoring Chemistry Q&A

Presenter

Dr. Michael Nelson, Department Chair of Physical Sciences, GPC

 

Description

 

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

 

Location

B1501

 

 

 

Stats on the TI-83/84

Presenter

Ginny Powell, Asst. Professor of Mathematics, GPC

 

Description

 

The presenter will show the several alternative methods of doing various statistical tasks on the TI-83/84 calculator. We will discuss which one is best to use in which situations, and how different instructors approach them. As time allows, and if the audience has questions, other calculator functions can be discussed.

 

 

Location

B1502

 

 

 

Mutual Understanding: A Humanistic Approach to the Tutorial Situation

Presenter

Dr. Greg Kelley, Assistant Professor of English, GPC

 

Description

 

The teacher-student relationship is often misunderstood as a transmission of information from a sender to a receiver.  However, the dyadic character of the tutorial situation exposes the fallacy in the information-transmission model of teaching and learning.  When people aim to understand one another, they find a way.  All that is necessary is that the participants express themselves sincerely, that they acknowledge the relevant facts, and, most importantly, that each respect the dignity of the other.  Tutors are uniquely situated to establish a “discourse oriented toward understanding” (--J. Habermas) with the students they serve.  This session describes in practical terms how such discourses come to be.
 

Location

B2302

 

session also at 11am

 

 

 

ESL Students: Issues and Options

Presenter

Eugenia Novokshanova, Asst. Professor ESL, GPC

 

Description

 

This session will look as strategies to use in tutoring ESL students.

 

Location

B2300

 

 

The 20-Minute Tutoring Session

Presenter

Charles Lyon

Clarkston Learning and Tutoring Center, GPC

 

Description

 

Geared primarily for writing tutors, this session is designed to help tutors make the most of a 20-minute session with a student.  In this presentation, tutors will learn how to identify students' problems quickly and deal with them effectively.  Session participants will be encouraged to relate frustrating incidents in the hope that the entire group can learn from them.

 Special emphasis will be placed on how to get students to do for themselves.  The session will focus on showing students how to proofread, showing students how to expand an idea, how to analyze, how to incorporate material from sources into a paper, etc.

 Expect a lively hour with lots of examples.

 

Location

B2301

 

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