Your role as a Learning Partner is to help students learn and build their confidence and learning. You must possess the ability to influence a group of students. If you are doing your best to tutor your students, they will recognize that and respect you for your effort. While we are excited that you chose Grow-WU, we think that communication and transparency are the keys to a great partnership. We hope you will enjoy your journey with Grow-WU.
- Here are a few basic principles for working with students:
- Communicate: Communication is the key to success. Nonverbal communication is as important as verbal. Be aware of your body language. Your behavior is a basis for your student.
- Be sincere: If you feel relaxed, confident, and comfortable, students will feel the same way. Conversing before and occasionally during the session allows you to associate with the student.
- Share your experience: Sharing motivational anecdotes helps students to learn better.
- Make the process transparent: Teamwork is an important part of tutoring. In order to maintain a successful program, we require our tutors to act as transparently as possible. Set clear boundaries and communicate openly and often.
- Tutor-Student Relationship:
- Helping students take control of their learning is a crucial step in the process of learning. As a tutor, you are responsible to guide the students to become empowered learners.
- Have students prioritize their tasks. Let the students make choices about what they want to work on during their tutoring sessions.
- Acknowledge students who are waiting for your help. Find a good way to help them understand.
- Acknowledge your student’s hard work and achievements.
- Structure & Routines:
- The goal of coaching is to teach the students an efficient routine to complete the tasks and activities on their own.
- Be sure to structure your time effectively and establish such routines.
- Be on time, available, and present for all tutoring sessions.
- Set goals and establish specific objectives. This will help you to set distinguishing factors to track the progress of your students.
- Let your students know what to expect from the coaching session.
- Always have a time-based outline or a plan for every session.
- Be consistent. Make sure to be patient, encouraging, and flexible during every session.
- Working Towards Independence:
- As a tutor, you should facilitate a path that will allow students to explore knowledge for themselves. Find new ways to help your students learn how to work on their own.
- Move from experiences and scenarios where the student is fully supported to encounters where the student is fully independent. In the end, you want your students to be able to perform tasks successfully.
- Be prepared to adapt to the new ways of teaching that help your student to grasp the techniques.