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Subject:

Re: Tutor Training Videos

From:

Susan Bell <[log in to unmask]>

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CASLL/Inkshed <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 12 May 2004 16:20:34 -0700

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Thanks to Margaret, Jennifer, and Wendy for your information and
encouragement.  It sounds like these existing videos could be kind of
expensive for someone without a budget, but perhaps the true cost of
creation hasn't hit me yet.  So far, I've been using no-cost sources of help.

Susan

At 08:30 AM 12/05/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>There were a couple of videos made in the SFU Centre and we're on the
>lookout for them.  I think we weren't too happy with them in general but I
>don't know or recall the details - we'll check.  The ones Jennifer is
>talking about sound great.
>Wendy
>
>Wendy Strachan
>Director, Centre for Writing=Intensive Learning
>Simon Fraser University
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: CASLL/Inkshed [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jennifer Gilbert
>Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 8:05 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Tutor Training Videos
>
>Hi everyone,
>
>I use some videos from North Carolina State University.  They are
>called "A look at Productive Tutoring Techniques" and you can preview
>them and order them online by going to:
>http://www.ncsu.edu/tutorial_center/ttvideo_main.html
>
>The videos illustrate important principles such as positive
>reinforcement, listening skills, building on the students' own ideas,
>the importance of student verbalization, questioning skills, helping
>the student become an independent learner, and "direct techniques" for
>students who need more structure.  The modules are illustrated by clips
>from genuine tutoring sessions in a variety of subject areas.  There
>are a few instances from a writing tutorial, but the rest of the
>examples are from tutorials in chemistry, physics, algebra, calculus,
>and Spanish.
>
>I find the videos helpful as training aids.  I often recruit a more
>experience tutor to present one or two modules during a training
>session.  (There are suggested activities etc along with each module,
>so these are active sessions).  We draw on the tutors' experience to
>apply the techniques in the video to our particular tutoring context.
>
>It would be great to have a Canadian, writing-centred video series!
>Keep us posted on this exciting project.
>
>Jen Gilbert
>
>Carleton University
>520-2600 ext. 1101
>
>
>
>Margaret Procter wrote:
>
>
>>Dear Susan and all --
>>
>>The U Vic Critical Incidents videos are described at
>>http://web.uvic.ca/terc/critical_incidents/index.htm, with purchasing
>>information included. They're meant for new faculty and TAs, but some of
>>the situations would be relevant to writing tutors. The first one on the
>>first tape, for instance, shows a dependent student coming to ask his
>>prof for ideas for an essay.
>>
>>Did somebody mention the SFU videos shot in their writing centre a few
>>years ago? They were based on the speak-aloud protocol method being used
>>for research I don't see them listed on the SFU site now
>>(http://www.sfu.ca/cwil/  -- worth visiting for its own sake, though!),
>>but maybe Wendy Strachan can let us know if they're still available.
>>
>>Margaret
>>
>>--
>>Margaret Procter, Ph.D.
>>University of Toronto Coordinator, Writing Support
>>15 King's College Circle, Toronto ON M5S 3H7
>>416 978-8109; FAX 416 971-2027
>>
>>[log in to unmask]
>>http://www.utoronto.ca/writing
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>Susan Bell wrote:
>>
>>>Thanks, Jo-Anne,
>>>
>>>The series you suggest sounds interesting; some aspects might apply,
>but it
>>>does sound directed to a specific type of teacher.  Do you know where I
>>>might look for these tapes?
>>>
>>>Susan
>>>
>>>At 04:25 PM 07/05/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hi Susan,
>>>>I think there is a series of "Critical Incident" videos that focus on
>T.A.
>>>>development. I recall seeing one video in the series in which a student
>comes
>>>>to a TA to complain of a poor grade on a paper. I don't know how
>transferable
>>>>this series would be to tutor training.
>>>>Jo-Anne Andre
>>>>U of C
>>>>
>>>>Susan Bell wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hello All,
>>>>>
>>>>>I am the Coordinator of the Writing Centre at the University (College)
>of
>>>>>the Cariboo in Kamloops and have initiated a project to produce our own
>>>>>tutor training videos.  Before we move further on this project, I would
>>>>>like to find out if anyone is aware of this type of resource being
>>>>>available to purchase.  Up to the present, we have been using excerpts
>from
>>>>>UCLA's The Tutor's Guide, produced in 1986, but we want a more
>>>>>writing-centred focus and up-to-date look.
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks for your consideration,
>>>>>Susan
>>>>>
>>>>>Susan Bell
>>>>>Coordinator
>>>>>The Writing Centre
>>>>>Room OM2674
>>>>>Phone 371-5689
>>>>>Office OM2678
>>>>>Phone 371-5977
>>>>>University College of the Cariboo
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>Susan Bell
>>>Coordinator
>>>The Writing Centre
>>>Room OM2674
>>>Phone 371-5689
>>>Office OM2678
>>>Phone 371-5977
>>>University College of the Cariboo
>>>
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>For the list archives and information about the organization,
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>
>For the list archives and information about the organization,
>    its newsletter, and the annual conference, go to
>              http://www.stu.ca/inkshed/
>                 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
>
Susan Bell
Coordinator
The Writing Centre
Room OM2674
Phone 371-5689
Office OM2678
Phone 371-5977
University College of the Cariboo

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