Planning and Preparation
CAS Objectives: To develop teaching skills, to understand different learning styles, and to make a positive impact on the community.
Tutoring Goals: To help a younger student improve their maths skills by at least one grade level over the course of a semester.
CAS Integration: Document the process of creating a tutor profile on ECMTutors, focusing on how to make it engaging and informative for potential tutees.
Initial Meeting with Tutee
CAS Integration: Document the initial meeting with the younger student and their parents, discussing the student’s needs, setting expectations, and establishing a tutoring schedule.
Session Planning: Prior to each session, spend time preparing materials and exercises tailored to the student’s needs.
Conducting Sessions: Use a variety of teaching methods to engage the student, such as interactive exercises, quizzes, and real-world examples.
CAS Integration: Document each session’s activities, the time spent preparing and tutoring, and any observations about the student’s learning style and progress.
Feedback and Adaptation
Tutee Feedback: After each session, ask the student for feedback on what they found helpful and what could be improved.
Self-Reflection: Reflect on your teaching methods and make necessary adjustments for future sessions.
CAS Integration: Document the feedback received and your reflections on how to improve your tutoring methods.
Collaboration with Teachers
Teacher Meetings: Arrange periodic meetings with the student’s maths teacher to discuss their progress and any areas that need focus.
CAS Integration: Document these meetings, focusing on how the insights gained will influence your tutoring approach.
Assessment and Reflection
Tutee Assessment: Conduct a mid-term assessment to gauge the student’s progress.
Self-Assessment: Evaluate your effectiveness as a tutor based on the student’s progress and feedback.
CAS Integration: Document the assessments, reflecting on whether your CAS objectives and tutoring goals are being met.
Tutee Assessment: Conduct a final assessment and compare it with the initial assessment to measure overall progress.
CAS Integration: Document the results and reflect on the achievement of your CAS objectives and tutoring goals.
CAS Integration: Write a comprehensive reflection on the entire experience, focusing on:
The skills you’ve developed
The challenges you faced and how you overcame them
The ethical considerations you encountered
The impact you’ve had on the community (in this case, the younger student and perhaps even the school)
How the experience has influenced your understanding of yourself and your role in the community
Ethical and Social Responsibility Considerations
Equity and Inclusion: Reflect on how you ensured that your tutoring was equitable and inclusive.
Community Impact: Reflect on the broader impact of your tutoring service, such as how it contributes to educational equality within your school community.
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