Does Tutoring Make Better Teachers?

When Shana Cooper, faculty at Harold Washington College, was tutoring in the writing lab, she ended up having to tutor one of her own students by accident, and had an epiphany.

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, while faculty don’t typically tutor their own students in those writing centers, Cooper believes the experience can be helpful. She was able to see firsthand where her students were struggling with her assignments, and she developed much different and deeper relationships with these individuals.

The takeaway? How do we intentionally build those same epiphanies into our courses? Through Q&A’s, informal check-ins, walk arounds or other creative in-course methods?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.