GPC TUTOR CONFERENCE 
 SESSION 6 

 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. 

Science
 Math
Communication
Tutoring
Tutoring
Tutoring Environmental Science
Q&A
(you too can tutor ENVS)

S. Fitzpatrick

room B1501
 
Tutoring Math 1001 for non-Statisticians and non-Accountants

G. McCain

room B2305
 Delivering Service with Diplomacy: Helping Students Move from “Seeming” Difficult to “Being” Dedicated

 T. Richard

room B2300
 No Pencil,
No Paper?
No Problem

S. Largent

room B2301
 Telling is Not Teaching, But Tutoring Is:  Instantly Establishing the Teacher-Student Relationship.
(also at 10am)

G. Kelley

room B2302

 

Science

Tutoring Environmental Science Q&A (you too can tutor ENVS)

Presenter

Steve Fitzpatrick, MESA Coordinator, Instructor Geology and Environmental Science

 

Description


Bring your environmental science (ENVS) questions for this Q&A session on helping students with ENVS.  Often science tutors think they cannot assist with ENVS, but that is not true.  Come to this session and find out how to help students when they have ENVS questions.  How do I help without doing too much?  How much help do I give a student working at the computer?
 

Location

B1501

 

Math

Tutoring Math 1001 for non-Statisticians and non-Accountants

Presenter

Gail McCain, LTC Math/Science Lab Supervisor

 

Description


Math 1001 (Quantitative Skill & Reasoning) is a survey course.  Some of the topics that are covered are outside of the traditional math and science student’s course material.  If you have never taken a statistics course or if you think annuity is a dirty word, then this workshop is for you!

You’ll gain the ability to graph linear regression lines on the TI-83 or 84.  We’ll sort through the various equations used in calculating the future value of an investment with differing types of compounding, the future value of an ordinary annuity, and the regular payments needed to repay a loan.  Fun for everyone!

If possible, please bring a TI-84 graphing calculator with you to this session
 

Location

B2305

 

Communication

Delivering Service with Diplomacy: Helping Students Move from “Seeming” Difficult to “Being” Dedicated

Presenter

Terry Ann Richard, LTC Communication Tutor

 

Description


The workshop is designed to equip tutors with pointers on helping students become independent learners, thinkers and doers.  Our goal is to empower and equip students for learning success.  D-I-P-L-O-M-A-C-Y sparks the discussion of facing challenges in one on one tutoring and fostering celebrations.
Participants will:
·
    Define DIPLOMACY  in one on one tutoring.
·
    Discuss celebrations and challenges in one on one tutoring.
·
    Discover D-I-P-L-O-M-A-C-Y strategies for one on one tutoring.
·    Develop courses of action to help move students from “seeming” difficult to “being” dedicated.
 

Location

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 B2301

Note

session also at 9am

 

Tutoring

Telling is Not Teaching, But Tutoring Is: Instantly Establishing the Teacher-Student Relationship

Presenter

Dr. Greg Kelley, Assistant Professor of English

 

Description


Teaching and learning involve interaction among persons.  Transformative education is much more than a one-way flow of information.  A student’s pursuit of one-on-one help allows some of the most intense and intimate of educational interactions.  The tutorial situation thus makes great demands on the sincerity, factuality, and ethics of its participants.   In this workshop session we will explore ways to establish mutual trust and respect for tutor and student alike.
 

Location

B2302

Note

session also at 10am

subject to change - check back often

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