Show Less
Restricted access

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.
Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Case 9. Tailoring Constructive Criticism in the Peer Tutoring Center Susan Wilson


| 293 →



Susan Wilson

Based on rhetorical theory and the importance of audience analysis, this piece puts rhetorical theory into action by suggesting two ways to provide feedback: the “positive-negative-positive” method or the more direct feedback style. This piece emphasizes that not only is the feedback content important, but the way that feedback is relayed can be equally, if not more, important in achieving effective results and client satisfaction in peer tutoring.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.