Embed Tutoring into Your Classes
Embedded tutoring helps you transform your classroom into an active, collaborative 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.
- The student tutor uses their student-knowledge, subject-knowledge, and tutor-knowledge to help students feel connected to the college, develop learning/study skills, and learn course concepts.
- Embedded Tutoring faculty and staff provide ongoing training and mentorship to all tutors and faculty.
For more information, check out these resources or contact us:
- 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)
Class Work Sessions: Bring your class to the Learning Commons
Bring your class to the Learning Commons 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.
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.
- 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
ASK FOR AN EMBEDDED TUTOR
- dedicated peer tutor
- active & collaborative learning in the classroom
- study sessions to extend learning outside of the classroom
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: