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Communicating Advice

Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice

Wendy Atkins-Sayre and Eunkyong L. Yook

Although competent peer tutoring depends heavily on knowledge within the particular discipline, there is certainly more to the process than subject knowledge alone. One of the most important components of tutoring in any academic area is effective communication. Research in the area of communication studies is relevant to all areas of tutoring, but is often only a minor component of peer tutoring training. This book brings together tutoring center experts and communication experts to provide research-based advice for training peer and near-peer tutors. With a broad audience in mind, these experts translate research from the fields of communication and pedagogy into advice that can be used for tutoring in any field. Peer tutoring centers or pedagogy courses in any discipline will find this book to be an effective discussion tool for encouraging tutors to consider the importance of how they communicate their advice to students.
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Case 8. Peer Consultant Evaluation Nicole Magee and Carley Reynolds


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Nicole Magee and Carley Reynolds

Evaluations are crucial for improving overall quality of the staff and for internal and external assessment purposes. This form contains questions on details of the peer tutoring consultant’s behaviors and skills. The questions cover aspects of initial interactions, listening, and feedback, among others. The form can become the basis for creating more complex or simple evaluation forms to match the particular needs of a specific peer tutoring center.

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