Subject area tutoring is directed through an executive functioning lens, where coaches and students work through the skills necessary to learn subject matter by exploring strategies such as preteaching, reteaching, and how to use textbooks and online resources to learn. Instead of strictly tutoring, we are using the tutoring process to help students learn how to learn (metacognition).
Tutoring sessions focus on helping students get the help they need in content, while also assessing the resources they have outside of tutoring sessions. Students are encouraged during tutoring sessions to access their teachers, professors, peers, and other available resources. Coaches check in with their students before and after sessions to make sure they are prepared and are following through with additional studying and review. Tutoring sessions also focus on process. Before a coach finishes a session, they develop a plan for next steps in the studying process. We make sure that our students have a plan for HOW to study, not just when to study. We teach students how to study for different types of tests in different classes. We focus on closing the gap between students thinking they know information and true understanding.
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