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Tutoring at university: What to expect and what is expected.

I've just applied for my first university tutoring position (English Literature) and just want to know a bit about what I can expect. Example: how much of the preparation/material is guided by the lecturer of the course you end up tutoring for? Tutoring, like lecturing, seems to be one of those things that have no set route for getting into. While I'm sure the pay rate for tutoring on campus varies from one university (and probably, from one course) to another, is there an applicable standard rate to keep in mind? Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.
posted by New England Cultist on Jun 12, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I become a better writing tutor/coach for my coworkers?

How do I become a better writing tutor/coach for my coworkers? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on May 3, 2010 - 7 answers

the maths, get them in my head

I need to learn Calculus II over the summer. I won't be able to take summer courses. I need to be ready to take differential equations in the fall. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Apr 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Kind of like teaching an upset, 10-year old sack of potatoes to read.

Advice on making reading palatable to a disgruntled ESL 10-year-old. [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Virtual real-time blackboard?

How do I make videos like the ones at http://www.khanacademy.org/ (i.e., real-time voice and free-hand virtual blackboard with colors?) Windows suggestions and Mac suggestions and hardware suggestions, please! (I understand he's doing all sorts of analytics and javascript stuff, but I'm just interested in the screencasting workflow basics.)
posted by zeek321 on Apr 18, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I be more clear in letting my clients know that they still owe me money?

How can I be more clear in letting my clients know that they still owe me money? [more inside]
posted by Proginoskes on Jan 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Playing good mentor/bad mentor

Tutoring a 14 year old. How to be supportive of dreams and yet practical? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 4, 2009 - 31 answers

Help me become a good LSAT tutor.

I recently applied for a position as a pro-bono LSAT tutor, unfortunately I wrote my LSAT three years ago and I have no tutoring experience. Help? [more inside]
posted by paradoxflow on Oct 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Online directories or other helpful resources for aspiring private tutor?

Online directories or other helpful resources for aspiring private tutor? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Apr 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Tutoring Location

Where is a good place to tutor a high school student that is not the student's house? Or is a student's house a fine enough place? I would like to meet in a library or quiet cafe but a) I don't know the area very well, b) I've called the libraries in the area and they don't have "study rooms" and otherwise don't seem to be all that conducive to studying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2009 - 17 answers

ESL Textbook Recommendations

ESL Textbook Recommendations, anyone? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me help the children

Help me be a more effective tutor for smart but focus-challenged kids in the 8-12 year old range. [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Mar 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Fun activities for ~5 y.o. ESL kids: Writing and Speaking

More Kindergarden/ESL questions: Fun activities with writing and teaching to kids with limited english capabilities [more inside]
posted by sdis on Feb 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Calculus Tutor in the Houston area? Specifically Northwest Houston.

Does anyone know a tutor in the Northwest Houston area for Calculus and (bonus points) for Physics? [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Jan 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Fun activities to teach reading to a kid!

Tutoring advice for young kids (5 y.o.): Keeping it fun, learning to read [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Volunteer writing tutoring in MN?

Are there any organizations like 826michigan in Minnesota? [more inside]
posted by sciapod on Nov 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Need a crash course in tutoring

Next week, I begin as a volunteer writing composition tutor for an 8th grader (whom I have not yet met). I have various training materials from the organization sponsoring the program, but do you have any advice for me? This will be my first time volunteering as a tutor.
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 20, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I start tutoring for reals?

How do I, a soon-to-be high school senior, go about tutoring math as a part-time job? [more inside]
posted by Precision on Jul 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Can I be a freelance SAT tutor?

I'm a college student with high test scores but no previous teaching experience. Is freelance SAT tutoring (or things of that nature) a lucrative idea or an exercise in frustration? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on May 6, 2008 - 7 answers

What's the going rate for tutoring?

I have a B.S. in biology, and I've been asked to tutor high school students in biology and English. What's a reasonable price to charge the them? [more inside]
posted by state fxn on Nov 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me be a good vocab tutor.

I need your advice on how to help an adult English speaker expand his vocabulary to excel on the GRE. [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on Oct 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for: skill sharing. Will teach: napkin folding

Does any online equivalent of a skill sharing facilitation thing exist? Bear with me while I describe [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

How much to charge for tutoring?

What is the going rate for one-on-one tutoring in chemistry? [more inside]
posted by janell on Mar 19, 2007 - 10 answers

What should I know before tutoring Sudanese refugees in highschool?

So I'm going to start teaching English and Maths to Sudanese kids (refugees) struggling in high school for free. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Mar 18, 2007 - 2 answers

How to tutor a squirmy little boy?

How to make the most of a weekly one hour reading tutoring session with a hyper 6 year old boy? [more inside]
posted by footnote on Nov 24, 2006 - 28 answers

Prep Session Advice

I am currently a graduate student who has been tutoring first year students in math at my university for the past 4 years. I've tutored probably over 140 students. I'd like to start doing prep sessions for exams and am looking for some advice. [more inside]
posted by jplank on Nov 10, 2006 - 1 answer

A critical quandary in teaching composition

As a tutor, how do I come up with a critical writing essay prompt that is accessible to students from third to eighth grade? [more inside]
posted by mikelly on Sep 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Tutor the tutor

Tutoring Filter: first-time tutoring a young boy in French. He's in grade 4. Naturally, there's [more inside]
posted by glip on Sep 14, 2006 - 5 answers

OMG my paper is teh suxors!!!!!

Does anyone hear have experience working with and/or setting up a synchronous online component for a college writing center? [more inside]
posted by bibliowench on Sep 10, 2006 - 3 answers

How do I get started in tutoring?

I'm thinking about trying to get into tutoring, particularly English tutoring. I've worked with ESL students via the internet before, but that has been on a mutual basis: I've helped them improve their English while they helped me improve my German. What steps would I need to take to get started in my area? Do I need any particular qualifications? Should I go to the schools, or perhaps to the University in town? How does one get started in tutoring as a part-time job?
posted by JoshTeeters on Jul 31, 2006 - 4 answers

Tips for a new standardized test tutor?

So I'm applying for a standardized test (LSAT) tutoring position, right? I've got an "audition" next week, where I need to prove that I can teach. The material isn't as important as the ability to understand and react to the needs of the individual student. Any tips for one-on-one teaching like this? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Jul 22, 2006 - 12 answers

Looking for resources to help me tutor a student with Asperger Syndrome.

Please help me locate useful resources, preferably free and web based or available through the library loan program, that would lead to more effective tutoring for a student with Asperger Syndrome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2006 - 3 answers

How do I tutor a HS senior in reading?

Next week I'm going to start tutoring a high schooler in reading. This is new. Help me! [more inside]
posted by danb on Nov 8, 2005 - 13 answers

How to teach a 14 year old girl algebra?

I need to teach a 14 year old girl algebra. How do I make it something that she actually wants to learn? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Jun 26, 2005 - 19 answers

Help a new writing tutor.

Any advice for a new writing tutor?
posted by Doug on Apr 14, 2005 - 19 answers

First ESL Lesson Nerves

Any ESL 'graduates' out there? What did you love or hate about your tutors? What should I attempt, or avoid, in our first few meetings? [more inside]
posted by pants on Mar 28, 2005 - 7 answers

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