AVID Tutorials

Horizon Middle School

AVID Tutorials

2019-2020 (Grades 6-8)

What is a tutorial?

Small group tutorial sessions are held twice a week during the AVID elective class. During tutorials, the AVID elective class is divided into small groups. Under the direction and supervision of the AVID elective teacher, an AVID-trained tutor facilitates the student-led discussions at each group to help students find the answer to a question, problem, project, and any other school-work related point of confusion they may have.
What is the purpose of tutorials?
* Create a deeper understanding of concepts covered in core content class
* Develop skills necessary to become self-directed learners.    
* It's not just homework help.
What are the goals of the tutorial process?
* To push each other's thinking. AVID tutorials use an inquiry process.
* Tutors do not give the answers. They facilitate the groups' learning process.
* Tutors don't teach the answers. They ask more questions. This is called the Socratic method. 

How do AVID tutorials differ from traditional tutoring?
All students must arrive at the tutorials prepared with work completed and specific questions written in a Tutorial Request Form (TRF). If they believe they have no questions regarding any homework, school work, quiz or test in any of their classes, they must still attend the tutorial with a completed TRF in which they ask a question that further explores the material they are studying in any of their classes, which can be an end of year possible testing question or a college preparation test question. Students will work and discuss in a collaborative group.

TRF Explanation.pdf
Revised Horizon Tutorial Form.pdf
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