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Tutor Information

​​AVID tutors work in the AVID elective class directly under the supervision of an AVID-trained teacher.  Tutors facilitate collaborative groups of middle or high school students to enhance students' use of higher-order thinking skills to solve problems.  This method guides student to do their own problem-solving with tutor's encouragement.  AVID tutors do not do the work for students.

Expectations of the AVID tutor:

  • Work conscientiously and dependably; 
  • Complete 16 hours of AVID tutoring methodology; 
  • Adhere to an established weekly schedule for tutoring; 
  • Ensure you have reliable transportation; 
  • Maintain a professional demeanor with student groups.

Tutors perform the following tasks:

  • Model examples of personal excellence, a passion for the college experience; 
  • Facilitate tutorials in small subject area groups; 
  • Review student learning logs, Cornell notes, class discussion points, and AVID binders; 
  • Assist students with various phases of the writing process; 
  • Guide student response groups to respond to individual student questions; 
  • Become familiar with the AVID library and resources; 
  • Communicate frequently and openly with the AVID teacher regarding student progress and areas of concern; 
  • Maintain accurate timesheets

Tutor Training: ​

Tutors needing to complete the required 16 hours of training are encouraged to complete a combination of face-to-face and online modules offered by the AVID District office and trained site coordinators.  Tutors must be granted a district sign-on to complete the course.



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