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What’s known about tutoring

What’s known about tutoring

A team of researchers spent a decade videotaping expert tutors teaching basic math to kids, one on one. They found some tutors are better than others—much better, as measured by both math tests and student motivation. And by studying the video, they learned why.

These slides accompanied a talk I gave at Nashville Code Co-op Talk Day, March 30, 2013. http://www.nashvillecode.org/events/2013-march/

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Jason Orendorff

March 30, 2013
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  2. 87 x 43 ---- (dramatic reenactment)

  3. 87 x 43 ---- 32 (dramatic reenactment)

  4. 87 x 43 ---- 32 Your answer is wrong. (dramatic

    reenactment)
  5. 87 x 43 ---- 32 Your answer is wrong. Possible

    causes of error: (dramatic reenactment)
  6. 87 x 43 ---- 32 Your answer is wrong. Possible

    causes of error: 1. You multiplied the number in the multiplicand by the number directly beneath it in the multiplier, and you wrote down the carried number, ignoring the units number. (dramatic reenactment)
  7. What’s known about tutoring Jason Orendorff @jorendorff Nashville Code Co-op

    Talk Day, 30 March 2013
  8. Mark Lepper Stanford University Maria Woolverton Georgetown University Medical Center

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  10. expert tutors are out there

  11. expert tutors are out there …and they have a plan

  12. Math knowledge

  13. Questions, not directions

  14. Hints, not answers

  15. Productive vs. non-productive errors

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  17. Knowledge

  18. Knowledge Questions

  19. Knowledge Questions Hints, not answers

  20. Knowledge Questions Hints, not answers Productive errors

  21. Knowledge Questions Hints, not answers Productive errors

  22. Knowledge Questions Hints, not answers Productive errors the Socratic method

  23. Knowledge Questions Hints, not answers Productive errors the Socratic method

    Computers can’t do this yet :(
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  25. Rapport

  26. Rapport Warmth

  27. Rapport Warmth Confidence

  28. Rapport Warmth Confidence Challenge

  29. Rapport Warmth Confidence Challenge Indirect feedback

  30. Motivation

  31. Knowledge Questions Hints, not answers Productive errors

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  35. ~$ _