A key component of a successful AVID program is the tutorial process. This process is used in the AVID elective class twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Create deeper understanding of concepts covered in core content classes
- Develop skills necessary to become self-directed learners
- It is not just homework help
- To push each other's thinking. AVID tutorials utilize an inquiry process
- Tutors do not give answers; they faciliate the groups discovery process
- Students reflect on their learning
How are AVID tutorials different from "tutoring"?
- Students come prepared with specific questions
- Questions are high level thinking questions
- Students work and discuss in collaborative groups
- Students must reflect on their own participation in the groups and on how the group worked together
Tutors don't teach the answers; they ask more questions; this is called the Socratic Method
Watch the Sun Prairie Seniors in Tutorials here