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Abstract

The objective for the current qualitative case study was to examine participants’ perceptions on the tutor coaching and session review frameworks. The location of the study was at the tutor coach’s place of business. At the beginning of the study, both tutor coach and tutors were trained on how to implement the specific frameworks associated with their roles in the tutoring process. Tutors who participated in the study kept weekly reflection journals regarding their tutoring experiences. After 6 weeks, the tutor coach participated in 30-minute open-ended phone interviews related to the tutor-coaching framework. All interviews were recorded and transcribed. Tutors completed an online questionnaire about the methods and strategies used to conduct effective tutoring sessions. Themes were extracted related to tutor coaching, session reviews, effective tutoring sessions, and general tutoring from the data: interview transcripts, online surveys, monitoring notes, and weekly journals. There were 12 emerging themes, 7 categories, and 9 sub-categories that were coded and analyzed. The findings revealed that effective tutoring sessions required lesson preparation and the session review framework provided an avenue of viewing and keeping track on what to look for in tutoring sessions. Another finding was that the tutoring coaching framework influenced coaching with tutors.

Keywords

Coaching Tutors, Observing Tutors, Tutoring, Tutoring Frameworks, Session Reviews, Supplemental Education Services, Tutor Training, Tutoring Sessions

Author Bio(s)

Dr. Alicia Holland is an educational researcher, life coach, and prominent authority on tutoring, spirituality, meditation, mindfulness, and intuition. She may be contacted at iGlobal Educational Services, 13785 Research Blvd., Suite 125, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-761-5898, Fax: (512)233-5389; Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: drhollandj@iglobaleducation.com.

Chris Grant is an engineer, motivational speaker, and served as the Project Manager for the Tutor Coaching Research Study. He has earned Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Prairie View A & M University in Computer and Electrical Engineering. He is an avid track and field athlete with three world titles in the 400 meter hurdles at the master’s level. He may be contacted at iGlobal Educational Services, 13785 Research Blvd., Suite 125, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-761-5898, Fax: (512)233-5389; Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: cgrant@iglobaleducation.com.

Reshema Donthamsetty served as the Research Assistant for the Tutor Coaching Study and is affiliated with The University of Illinois at Chicago. She has earned BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Business and English. Reshema just earned a MS in Biomedical Engineering and has several academic research publications. She may be contacted at iGlobal Educational Services, 13785 Research Blvd., Suite 125, Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-761-5898, Fax: (512)233-5389; Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: Reshma.donthamsetty@gmail.com.

Publication Date

3-12-2018

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