• Peer Tutor Leader

    Tutor Training Self-Test

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    Directions: Respond with the best answer for each question.

    Module 5

    1. Student verbalization provides a variety of benefits for both tutor and student. True False
    2. What is the value of a true conversational structure?
      1. The tutor and student get some time to socialize with each other.
      2. The tutor and student get a chance to negotiate the meanings of difficult concepts.
      3. The tutor and student get to discuss which classes they had and which classes they liked or disliked.
      4. There is no point to having a conversation because the tutor knows everything.
    3. Choose the best tenet of social constructivism as it applies to tutoring.
      1. Groups construct knowledge for one another.
      2. Collaboratively creating a small culture of shared artifacts with shared meanings
      3. When one is immersed within a culture of this sort, one is learning all the time about how to be a part of that culture on many levels.
      4. Learning is collaborative and that an individual understands of a concept is both unique to the individual and influenced by peers and others.
    4. Speaking is a way of learning. True False
    5. Why do teachers use various methods to introduce concepts to students?
      1. To keep students from getting bored.
      2. To give students practice with concepts.
      3. To try and confuse students.
      4. To keep all students engaged and address various learning styles.
    6. Choose the four most common learning styles.
      1. aural, visual, kinesthetic, verbal
      2. visual, written, verbal, aural
      3. read/write, verbal, oral, written
      4. speaking, listening, writing, moving
    7. Developmental differences among students do not make a difference when it comes to learning and all students can learn concepts equally well if they work hard enough. True False
    8. Match the learning style with the activity. (Examples can be more than one style.)
    9. a) visual b) aural c) read/write d) kinesthetic
      listening to a spoken lecture
      listening to a lecture that includes diagrams, written notes, and/or worked examples
      listening to a lecture that includes audiovisuals and/or demonstrations
      additional information retained by taking notes in the three types of lectures listed above
      participating in class discussions
      doing homework problems
    10. In the process of verbalizing, students often become aware of ...
      1. the specific point on which they are confused and realize what they need to do to overcome the problem.
      2. the fact that they do not really understand the material at all and need to study more often.
      3. that they know more than they think and therefore no longer need tutoring.
      4. their learning problems
    11. Verbalization produces more student questions. True False
    12. Replay section 5.5 of the video. What did the tutors, in each case, learn about the students while the students were in the process of verbalizing? Cite examples of spoken words that helped generate the discovery.
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    14. There are seven benefits to student verbalization. List three of them below.
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      Module 8

    16. Define “direct technique.”
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    18. What are the advantages of using direct techniques?
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    20. What are the disadvantages of using direct techniques?
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    22. What are the two main benefits of including questions in explanations?
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    24. List examples of visual or real-life examples that are useful in explaining concepts in the subjects you tutor.
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    26. There are seven direct techniques discussed in Module 8. List four of them.
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    28. Section 8.1 - Why are the tutors, Beth and Katie, using the concept of higher structure? Do you agree or disagree with this technique? Explain why.
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    30. Section 8.2 - Critique how the tutors gave feedback. What was positive and what could have been done differently?
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