Communications through Tutoring

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
1 - 3

Effective beginning:

400, 401, 402


Course Description:
The goals of this course are: refinement or acquisition of English skills and connections between English topics needed for successfully tutoring in an academic setting; acquisition of general methods of tutoring as well as specific tutoring techniques needed for specific courses. Teacher-tutor seminars, teacher-tutor conferences, and formal instruction will supplement the extensive tutoring experiences.


Course Details


Consent of the department





Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

ENC 2905 is not a General Education core course in Communications.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify appropriate communication techniques for use in tutoring sessions.

Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter at a level appropriate for the level of coursework completed.

Demonstrate appropriate ethics in tutoring sessions.

Identify questioning strategies applicable to tutoring sessions.

Become familiar with specific course software, if applicable.

Become familiar with various learning styles.

Become familiar with specific problem-solving/analysis strategies used in English classes.

Identify record-keeping strategies for maintaining historical logs of tutoring sessions.

Demonstrate competency with the computer.





Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

To successfully complete the course, each student must:

  1. Log in required hours in attendance at training sessions and tutoring sessions.
  2. Satisfactorily complete and promptly turn in appropriate records.
  3. Receive satisfactory on writer and teacher evaluation forms.
  4. Participate in development/improvement of the course.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency as a tutor as determined by teacher observation.


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