Positive Impression in the Tutoring Sessions By Emily Iong.
Post on 04-Jan-2016
Positive Impression in the Tutoring Sessions By Emily Iong
Importance of a positive impression
- establish a trustworthy relationship- lowers a tutees level of anxiety- avoids miscommunication - increases familiarity
A trustworthy relationshipmore opened feel more comfortable more willing to show their very personal work to youIn order to set up such a relationshipPositive impression is the very fundamental and first step!!!
In the article, Techniques that Work, William Glasser says, It has been estimated that it takes only three or four minutes for the average person to form a positive or negative first impression (Glasser).
BAD impression NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! reluctant to ask questions, scared, anxious, tendency to skip, discouragingGOOD impression YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^^ enthusiastic, encouraged, open-minded, more comfortable, willing to ask question
Strategies (communication skills)Be consistent in body, voice and words. Initiate eye contactListen with your body by smiling =) and nodding your headby listening patiently and remaining open to what the tutee has to say
FunTake the communication skills test and find out how your communication skills rank. http://www.queendom.com/tests/relationships/communication_skills_r_access.html
AnxietyYou dont know your tutee; your tutees also dont know you!!! feel anxious coz he is not familiar with you + the procedure of the writing center!
In order to lower their anxiety, we need toclearly explain the procedure of the tutorial center e.g. explain the policy on the back of their application introduce ourselves, have some informal conversationtry to be patient , friendly
MiscommunicationCORRECT MY PAPER PLEASE NO!! NO!! NO!!At the very beginning, state clearly your expectation on them their responsibility to be prepared to the session, punctual, do their own work.. explain the role of a tutor Aside from our expectations, also THEIR expectation on us- Some maybe reluctant, they are not sure about their source of confusionassignment, class schedule, to help him figure out the issues.right questioning
FamiliarityRealizing the tutees learning styleAssignments, course objective, conversation..