North Seattle Community College

Online Tutor Training

Welcome to North Seattle Community College’s online tutor training guide.

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Below you will find a series of modules designed to prepare you to be an informed and reflective tutor in one of our learning centers.

It is important to systematically progress through this series as each module builds upon the previous one.

Begin by clicking the Module Heading such as "Module One" or "Module Two" to enter the lesson.

Do not skip anything. Read all the text and watch all of the videos.

As you progress through each module, you will encounter Reflection Spots.

These Reflection Spots are short answer questions and quizzes that will help you reflect on what you have just read.  

These questions and quizzes are delivered to you through the Angel course management system.

Your responses will be sent to your supervisor, so please answer carefully. 

 So good luck and have fun learning about the art of tutoring.

Tutor Training Table of Contents

Module One: What is Tutoring

1. Defining the Role of the Tutor

2. Roles of a Tutor

3. The Tutoring Cycle

4. View From Above

5. Relationships

Module Two: Beginning and Ending a Tutoring Session

1. Overview

2. Opening a Session - Breaking the Ice

3. Opening a Session - Setting Goals

4. Closing a Session

Module Three: Tutor Tool Kit

1. Introduction

2. Student Centered Learning

3. Directive vs. Non-Directive Tutoring

4. The Art of Questioning

5. Open Ended Questioning Gone Wrong

6. Active Listening

7. Learning Styles

8. Addressing Learning Styles

Module Four: Tutor Do's & Don'ts

1. Tutor Do's & Don'ts Start

2. Tutoring Etiquette

3. Challenging Students

4. FERPA policy & Tutoring

5. Sexual Harassment

Module Five: Diversity

1. Introduction

2. Taking Stock of Yourself

3. Strategies to Promote Diversity

4. Further Work

Module Six: Teaching Study Skills 

1. Teaching Study Skills

2. Dictionaries & Other Study Skills

3. Navigating Textbooks

4. Annotation

5. Outlining and Other Study Aids










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