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Tutor, Eighth Edition

Written by Ruth Colvin with nationally-recognized learning disabilities expert, Corrine Smith, PhD, Syracuse University, Tutor 8 is an essential resource for new tutors who want to be successful and effective teachers to adult learners. Based on a collaborative, learner-centered approach, Tutor 8 offers step-by-step instructions for working with basic literacy students in one-to-one, small group, or classroom settings.

While it contains similar techniques and resources found in LLO’s smaller Tutor Training Handbook, Tutor 8 goes into greater detail on some topics such as Learning Disabilities and Learning Differences.  It is a great support resource for tutor training, and will be added to the 2012 version of Laubach’s Enhanced Training System’s recommended resources list.

Tutor 8 focuses on five key areas:

  • Language Experience
  • Sight words
  • Phonics
  • Patterned words
  • Comprehension

Additional emphasis on:

  • Early introduction of process writing
  • Techniques to use with real-life materials
  • How adults learn
  • Assessment as an ongoing process - A learner profile sheet allows tutors to identify the strength and weaknesses of individual students, directing them to targeted instruction