The 5 C’s of an Effective Tutor
Source: Annie Murphy Paul blog, Jan 2013
- You foster a sense of control in the student, making the student feel that she has command of the material.
- You challenge the student—but at a level of difficulty that is within the student’s capability.
- You instill confidence in the student, by maximizing success (expressing confidence in the student, assuring the student that the problem she just solved was a difficult one) and by minimizing failure (providing excuses for mistakes and emphasizing the part of the problem the student got right).
- You foster curiosity by using Socratic methods (asking leading questions) and by linking the problem to other problems the student has seen that appear on the surface to be different.
- You contextualize by placing the problem in a real-world context or in a context from a movie or TV show . . .
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