New to tutoring with the TLC? Here are some common questions tutors have and corresponding links to helpful material.
- How do I get started? Tufts Literacy Corps Tutoring Logistics (1)
- How do I get paid? How to Report Your TLC Hours and Get Paid
- Where is my assigned school/location?
- Where can I tutor on campus?
- Is there anything else I should know about tutoring?
Yes! Click here to start learning: Guidelines for Working with Children
and here to download and sign the Tufts University Code of Conduct Involving Interactions With Minors
FOR ALL TLC MEMBERS
Please read and sign the following contract. It’s a Word document, so you can sign in by typing your name and the date in at the bottom of the page. Thank you! Federal Work Study Contract
MEETING SCHEDULE – 2022-2023
To find out when and where your on-campus meetings are this year, check the Tufts Literacy Corps Fall Schedule 2023-2024.
You are responsible for keeping track of the dates and logistics related to your tutoring. All schools in Medford and Somerville have “early release” days periodically on Wednesdays, for example. If this might conflict with your normal tutoring schedule, please make sure you write it down in your calendar.
Most of your Tufts Literacy Corps journaling will involve recording and reflecting on your sessions. For a possible format, please click on: Journal Keeping 2023-2024
Reflection Questions: You will also be presented with questions and brief assignments for reflection. The links below will take you to the first reflections of the 2022-2023 school year. More will follow at the outset of the spring semester.
- Please introduce yourself to the Tufts Literacy Corps in writing:
Education and Me:
- Follow up on Dr. Robert Rosenthal’s research: Pygmalion
- We will be applying our understanding of three types of education to creating an effective tutoring agenda. To start thinking about these approaches, please take a look at this reflection question: Educational Pedagogy and Tutoring
Reflection Questions – Spring 2023: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
Rosenthal, R. & Jacobson, L. (1968). Rosenthal and Jacobson (1965) Pygmalion in the Classroom (Chapter 7)
Ellison, K. (2015). Being Honest About the Pygmalion Effect – 2015
ARTICLES AND RESOURCES FOR:
If you are helping a young child with print recognition this year, please take a look at these articles and resources for reading tutors.
Felsman, Caitlin, Six Trait Writing Activities
The TLC Poetry Project
Six Room Poem – Reworked for a Found Object
Process Writing Article with Teaching Notes Added
Games for Writing by Peggy Kaye – That’s Good That’s Bad
Cartoon Writing Prompts
ARTICLES AND RESOURCES FOR MATH TUTORS
Please click here if to find articles and resources for math tutors.