Overwhelmed Tutors and Teaching Assistants
March 26, 2013 2:55 PM Subscribe
What resources are there that address overwhelm faced by tutors and teaching assistants - grad students who are also taking on a teaching role?
posted by divabat to education (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
As part of my fellowship (training and work as a grad-school academic writing tutor) I am working on a research project about overwhelm in grad school, and I am thinking about writing about when tutors like myself are overwhelmed by our stuff and have to deal with our tutees being overwhelmed (pretty much the #1 comment we've been hearing).
I've found some material about overwhelm about grad students in general, and there's some leads to teachers being overwhelmed, but how do I go about finding material that relates to tutors and teaching assistants in particular? My professor suggested education journals and The Writing Lab though apparently the latter can be hard to search through.
(Part of my query involves working out what terms to search for that will bring up "tutors" as in "grad students who are also taking on teaching roles" rather than any other form of tutoring.)