TUTORING (1/2 unit, Gr 11-12)
Welcome to Tutoring! The A+ Program provides student recognition for good
grades, good attendance, and good citizenship during high school. A+
qualifying graduates can earn scholarships which can be used to attend
participating public community colleges or qualifying vocational/technical
A+ eligibility is an achievement that can be listed on resumes and college
applications. A+ graduates may also qualify for other competitively awarded,
privately funded transfer scholarships or incentive scholarships from 4-year
universities if they choose to pursue post-secondary education beyond the
education completed with the state funded A+ Scholarship. A+ funding is
reviewed annually and availability is determined by state legislators.
A tutor's main job is to work with other students--either one on one or in
small groups. Tutors are not teacher assistants or teacher mentees. This
class provides the training students need to successfully work with other
students prior to being released. Tutors will also discuss and learn
the guidelines and expectations that count as points toward their grade.
During training, students will be introduced to a variety of tutoring skills--
such as learning styles, listening skills, positive reinforcement, and
organizational skills. Other topics discussed will include professionalism,
appropriate attire, privacy issues, responsibility, and dependability.
Once training is complete, placement will be made by the A+ Coordinator.
Tutors will earn approximately 25-35 hours of supervised and documented
tutoring in addition to required coursework. To enroll in this class,
students must receive A+ Coordinator approval and meet A+ Program
requirements (2.5 non-weighted GPA, 95% attendance, and good citizenship).
It's recommended that students working for A+ eligibility enroll in the
class two times--it's difficult to log the 50 hours required by the A+
Program in one 9-week term.
Printed material is distributed to students in the form of handouts rather