Science through Tutoring

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
1 - 3

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
The goals of this course are: refinement or acquisition of science skills and connections between science 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. The number of hours of credit varies from 1 to 3 depending upon the number of hours tutoring.


Course Details


Consent of the department.



As assigned. 


Required textbooks/ course materials:

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

Handouts provided in class



Assignment/course outline:

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


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES / LEARNING OUTCOMES: Explore the History, Nature, Methods, and Limits of Science

NS-1 Use methods of scientific investigation.

NS-2 Apply scientific principles.

NS-3 Identify scientific ideas related to the history or nature of science and examine issues and problems facing modern science.

NS-4 Identify relationships between science and technology.

SCE 2905 is not a General Education core course and therefore a student in SCE 2905 will demonstrate selected learning outcomes from this list.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify appropriate communication techniquest for use in science tutoring sessions.

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

Demonstrate appropriate ethics in science tutoring sessions

Identify questioning strategies applicable to science tutoring sessions

Recognize various learning styles

Identify record-keeping strategies for maintaining historical logs of tutoring session

C 1, 2, 3

NS 3, 4

NS 1, 2, 3

Skills Performance 


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Teacher centered:  Instructor will demonstrate specific problem-solving techniques used in Chipola Science classes.

Seminars/conferences:  Students and instructor(s) will meet to discuss assigned readings.

Role modeling:  Students and instructors actively demonstrate various tutoring techniques. 

Student Centered:  Student will work as tutors in the lab to provide individualized help, and will keep both a time sheet recording hours worked and a log of the number of students tutored and the time spent tutoring each student.

Office Hours: The instructor will be available during office hours for individual assistance. The instructor’s schedule can be found posted on their office door and/or via their individual web site.


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