Class Visits & Workshops
Bring your class to the Tutoring & Writing Center to facilitate small group projects, work on a specific skill or concept, or use the space, resources, and tutors to facilitate other active and collaborative learning activities.
Workshop Topics & Learning Activities
Faculty in the Learning Commons work with instructors and student peer educators to design interactive workshops that help students develop and practice essential academic skills necessary to succeed in college. Choose from the list below, or work with us to design a learning activity that meets your students' needs:
- Reading Scholarly Articles/Challenging Texts
- Formatting & Documentation: MLA and APA
- Using iLearn (Canvas) and other Technology
- Study Skills: Note-Taking, Time Management, Annotation, Preparing for In-Class Essays
- Other: Let us design a class work session/workshop specific to your class
- Research, all stages (in partnership with the library)
Check us out in the news: Learning Commons Focuses on Student Success and Access
Ways to Integrate Tutoring & Learning Support into Instruction
Gavilan’s peer tutors are ready and willing to help in so many ways—and you can show off these supports in your classes by pulling up our webpage in Zoom. Here are some quick sentences you can add to ANY iLearn page, assignment, announcement, or email:
- Need help? Work with a peer tutor to help you learn this concept.
- Confusion is part of learning! I encourage you to work with a peer tutor to learn this concept.
- Good news! You can work with a peer tutor to practice this skill/study for the exam/brainstorm for your essay.
Other ways you can promote tutoring:
- Add a syllabus blurb encouraging students to get tutoring for your course or work on reading, writing, or research with a tutor in the Writing Center.
- Create iLearn announcements with links & flyers.
- Link to tutoring on assignment pages.
- Bring your class into LI 168 for a workshop or class work session.
Save a copy of these images to embed in iLearn announcements or emails:
Share this video with your classes to introduce tutoring:
Embed Tutoring into Your Classes
Embedded tutoring helps you create your classroom as an active and collaborative learning environment and provides many benefits to your students, including:
- just-in-time support
- learning/study skills
- critical thinking skills
- connection to the college & resources
- connection to peers
- technology & online learning support
How does Embedded Tutoring work?
- You invite one of your former students to come back and work as a tutor in your class.
- You (with your embedded tutor) participate in 2 hours of professional learning each academic year.
- The embedded tutor receives 1.0 unit of tutor training before or during their first semester as a tutor in your class.
- You and the embedded tutor receive ongoing support from the Embedded Tutoring faculty and staff.
- The embedded tutor uses their knowledge, skills, training, and position as students to help students feel connected to the college, develop learning/study skills, and learn course concepts.
- The tutor attends and actively participates in your class as a student model and learning coach and provides additional tutoring outside of the class, thus extending student learning outside of the classroom.
- Embedded Tutoring for English classes: Jessica Gatewood, email@example.com
- Embedded Tutoring for all other classes: Megan Wong-Lane, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instructor's Guide to Embedded Tutoring
- Overview of Embedded Tutoring Flyer
- 10 Ways Tutors Can Support Student Success (from the RP Group)