Interdisciplinary 320 - Tutor Training

Course: Interdisciplinary 320

Instructor: Kathie Read

Campus Orientation:

The orientation meeting for the class is on January 19, 2012 at 3:00 in the LRC.

Student Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to establish goals and learning objectives for a tutoring session, implement a tutorial plan, apply effective learning skills, have an awarenes of cultural diversity, use effective communication and listening skills, and foster critical thinking.


It is advised that students must have completed the course, or courses, to be tutored with at least a "B" grade, or equivalent as determined by the instructor. You will also need an email account. If you do not have one, the college will provide one for you.You must also be enrolled in six units at ARC to be employed as a tutor.


The class is graded A, B C, D, or F. Grades are based on the written responses to the assignments, participation in the discussion forum, the required essay or journal, plus attendance at the class orientation. Participation in online discussions is essential. In an actual classroom, you might listen but not contribute to a discussion; in this class you are expected to make at least one contribution to each weekly online discussion. Ask each other questions, contribute an insight, share a technique that works well, share a success story. Please help make the discussion forum a vital and useful part of this class.

If you choose not to keep a journal, you must do the essay assignment. It is due before the final exam. Your essay must be done on the computer and consist of at least two pages.

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