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Course Description

An introductory course for students who wish to work as tutors in classroom settings. Students will gain and apply skills needed to function within a public school setting and develop effective strategies for helping children learn to read and write. Additionally, students will be encouraged to explore related career options, while developing and practicing social awareness and the ability to learn from field experiences in a self-directed manner. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze how schools and school districts are organized, and how to contact people within the school system.
  • Using map or diagram, explain the physical organization of school sites and demonstrate how to navigate in a school setting.
  • Develop and explain the tutoring/teaching relationship including the tutor's role in relation to the teacher and the student.
  • Demonstrate how to carry out the instructions of a teacher with regard to assisting children's learning concepts and practicing of basic skills.
  • Describe the need for professional demeanor and behavior, including a long-term commitment to children being tutored.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching strategies, attendance and other procedures, interpersonal communication, and collaborative curriculum development.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800