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Learning Assistance Center

Tutor Training

Training for tutors is available via:

  • an online tutor training course with a series of workshops
  • a supplemental video collection on tutoring techniques

Online Tutor Training Course Table of Contents


  • What is Tutoring?
  • Being Prepared and Organized
  • Communication Techniques
  • The Importance of Listening
  • Study Skills
  • Learning Styles
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Cultural Differences
  • Group Tutoring
  • Class Evaluation


  • Keeping a Tutor Journal
  • Learning Online
  • Handling Right and Wrong Answer
  • Active Listening Techniques
  • Learn to Listen
  • Triple-A-Listening
  • Learning Style Inventory
  • Integrating Humor in the Tutoring Session
  • Memorization
  • Suggestions for Managing Time
  • Motivating Students to Learn
  • Returned Test
  • Test Anxiety
  • Test Preparations Suggestions

DVD Collection on Tutoring Techniques

  • A Tutor's Workshop: Students with Learning Disabilities
  • A Look at Productive Group Learning Sessions: for Study, Review, and Tutoring (North Carolina State University)
  • Common Miracles
  • Tutoring Training (TutorLink)



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