The demand for academic support, like tutoring, is rising as students grapple with the repercussions of learning during the pandemic. At the same time, many institutions need help to train and retain tutors. Innovative Educators is excited to announce that it has recently added more training resources to satisfy Level 1 and 2 CRLA tutor training requirements. We’ve compiled three strategies institutions can utilize to prepare their tutors for success and hold on to the talented tutors they have!
1. Support Tutors With Online Tutor Training Resources
Online, video-based training resources ensure a consistent approach to preparing tutors for success. Covering topics like tutoring students from diverse backgrounds or developing critical thinking skills allows for a flipped classroom approach to tutor training, creating opportunities for rich discussion and role-playing to prepare for working with students.
2. Train Tutors To Engage Students Using Active Learning Strategies
Tutor training videos give tutors the skills and confidence to lead a tutoring session and successfully engage with students. It is important to provide tutors the opportunity to practice addressing students who may lack motivation or need support with developing time management skills. Learning role-playing scenarios and engaging discussion questions are crucial active learning concepts that can facilitate successful tutoring sessions. In addition, using videos as teaching tools can provide tutors with embedded opportunities for reflection. Learn more about using active learning in tutor training by exploring these online tutor training resources.
3. Provide Tutor Training Videos To Enhance Tutoring Skills
It’s essential to differentiate between novice and experienced tutors. Seasoned tutors will want to stay up-to-date on trending topics and up-skill their tutoring style! Using short micro-videos can allow experienced tutors to keep their skills current. On the other hand, new tutors may feel nervous about their new role and will appreciate content that offers support and advice geared toward their needs.
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Resources For Institutions To Create Online Tutor Training
TutorLingo is a series of nine online training modules that prepare tutors by providing the basic skills necessary to support their peers in becoming more independent and strategic learners. Innovative Educators created these resources in partnership with CRLA, which provides the “best practice” for tutor training. Our training supports learning centers achieving level 1 and 2 certifications through CRLA. Check out our TutorLingo and explore how our online tutor training resources can help your institution retain and train tutors!
By Meg Foster
Online Learning & Design Specialist - Consultant