The Rowman & Littlefield Guide for Peer Tutors

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2020 - 224 pages
The Rowman & Littlefield Guide for Peer Tutors introduces college students to the field of peer tutoring, providing a theoretical background and practical guidance for peer tutors in higher education. Taking an innovative approach firmly grounded in the science of learning and cognition, the text guides college students in thinking critically about their work as educators and in making informed choices in working with learners. A vibrant, engaging read, the text covers topics essential for all peer tutors, across writing, mathematics, the sciences, languages, and other disciplines: the brain-based reality of learning, active and collaborative pedagogies, the role of learning centers in colleges and universities, models for tutoring, the transition to college, metacognition, study strategies, online environments, and much more. An ideal supporting text for both tutor training programs and courses for peer educators, this book provides support for learning and writing center administrators in welcoming college students to the field of peer-led learning and for tutors in the work of acting as guides and mentors to the fields of inquiry that exist within the academy.


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Daniel R. Sanford (PhD, University of New Mexico, linguistics) is director of writing and of the Academic Resource Commons at Bates College and was previously director of the Center for Academic Program Support at the University of New Mexico. He is an experienced learning center administrator and a recognized scholar and professional in the field of peer tutoring. He is also a cognitive scientist, the author of numerous articles in the field of cognitive linguistics, and an experienced educator with a wealth of experience making the mechanisms of the brain accessible and intuitive to college-age students.

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