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Level Three Tutor Foundation Training Workbook
Tutoring is a key element in the wide range of student learning support services provided by the Learning Centres at KPU. The word tutor comes from late Middle English: from Old French tutour or Latin tutor, from tueri 'to watch, guard'. Ross MacDonald, in his guidebook The Master Tutor, refers to tutoring as “an act which facilitates or provides a structure for another’s learning.” And that a “tutor is a person, who, in a structured and supervised educational context, enters into a peer teaching and learning relationship with one or more others.” (p.6, 2000). While teachers are responsible to present approved content materials in a variety of ways that will engage and be accessible to a large number of learners. They are often working with groups of 24 to 35 to many more students at a time. They may provide instruction face to face or through online learning management systems. Peer Tutors are working with one or, at most a few, students who are trying to learn course content materials more deeply and the tutor will be coaching them in this learning. This workbook is part of the Level Three Tutor Training and Education program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.