Tutor Support

Tutor support includes:
  • ongoing follow-up with matched tutors,
  • in-service training,
  • recognition,
  • newsletters, resource materials/library, and
  • rematching.
  • Tutor support can also be facilitated through social networking tools which can make it much easier to post training material, hold online conversations and push out information to tutors fast.

In-Service Training

  • Tutor Trainer Resource
Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers
  • Comprehension Videos
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) has a number of resources for tutor training. They have 2 minute quality videos on comprehension related to reading. One shows instruction in a classroom and the other is demonstrated by a tutor. Each is supported by reading material. For the two topics there are 4, two minute videos broken into these sections:
  • Introduction
  • Modeling
  • Guided Practice
  • Independent Practice / Discussion
The tutor session is around understanding the types of questions:
Right There
The answer to a “Right There” question is easily found in the story or article. It’s right there!
Think and Search
To answer this kind of question you might have to look in more than one place in the story or article and
put together ideas or information to get the answer.
The Writer and Me
For this kind of question you have to use some of your own knowledge or experience. Some information is in the story or article and some is “in your head.”
in the content of your page here.