New tutors are working on this final reflection, to send to me online. But you might be moved to respond to one or more of these questions on this public blog. Please do. Here are the questions. They’re also listed at the end of the Journals! page in the tab at the top of the blog.
Self-appraisal at the end of the first semester of tutoring (final journal for TPJ 107)
1. Rank these in order of importance in your work as a tutor. Say why and what aspects, specifically, are important in each area.
q People skills
q Content knowledge
q TJ’s systems (TutorTrac, Kronos, TJ’s 24, etc.)
q Communication w/faculty
q Knowledge about learning process
(So.,. The most important in this work is… because… The 2nd most important is… because…)
2. Rate yourself in respect to doing your job and following TJ’s systems. Why? In which areas?
Mostly undependable — Sometimes iffy — Mostly Responsible — Super worker
3. How could TJ’s make your life as a tutor easier or better?
4. Briefly mention what you learned/discovered from training: crash and staff meetings
5. What have you learned on the job as a tutor?
6. If you could change one thing about these courses, what would it be?
7. If you could change one thing about TJ’s systems, what would it be?
8. For good or ill, what two things stand out about this year/semester in tutoring?
9. We are now asking tutor applicants to respond to the challenges they may (will probably, as we know) face on the job. Please answer them yourselves, now that you’ve been tutoring for at least a semester.
What would you do if… (what did you do when…)
…you didn’t know the answer?
…you realize the student did not have the background knowledge he needed to do the work?
…the student is not prepared for the tutoring session?
…the student wanted you to do his/her work for you?
Any other challenging situations come to mind? What did you/would you do?
10. If you have been another sort of peer educator (peer mentor, RA, LEAD team, etc), what in that training would you like to see in tutor training? …what in our training would you like to see in that training?