lab10ek - LAB #10 Elizabeth Kennedy Protocol for Tutors in...

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Protocol for Tutors in a Face-to-Face Learning Lab Environment Tutors are special people who have the opportunity to make a significant, positive, impact on a student's academic career and beyond by the quality of the interrelationship they establish with the student. A tutor can be compared in some ways to a skilled bio medical specialist. The patient's fate is in the hands of the specialist whose treatment can make a significant impact on the quality of life for the patient whether positive or negative. If the experience is a negative one, the consequences could be far reaching and leave the patient with scars and feelings of inferiority and isolation. If the result is a positive one, then both specialist and patient are enriched from the experience. Along this vein, I am reminded of an uplifting interview conducted as a class project. The interview left an indelible impression on me. On October 1, 2002 I interveiwed Martha Nichols, a reading/writing specialist in the Central Learning Lab at Community College of Philadelphia, Pa. Ms. Nichol's philosophy on the role of teacher's is so rich and profound that it could serve as a 'golden rule' for all teachers and tutors, present and future. The interviewer's question was, "What do you think is the solution to give students the skills they need to be successful in reading/writing abilities by the time they start college?" Ms. Nichol's response was as follows. I do not have a solution to that. What we do need to do now, is
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