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Academic Coaching Level 1B Tutor Training Module Tutoring Services Kansas City Kansas Community College
The Game Plan People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. –Vince Lombardi
What is Coaching? Academic Coaching requires that personal strengths & academic challenges be examined by an expert, the Coach. It is the Coaches responsibility to provide direction and resources to the Player.
Self Understanding-Staying on Top of your Game What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? How do you perform under pressure? What works for you? What does not work for you?
Roles of the Coach Leader: Model what you expect from those you lead Instructor Standard Setter Disciplinarian Friend: Maintain a professional relationship Counsel
Roles of the Coach (contd) Evaluator: Show the correct way, hold accountable Sounding Board: Others need your advice & expertise Self Assessor: Constantly assessing yourself & re-inventing
Laying the Groundwork What is the Academic Resource Centers Mission? What are the Objectives of the Tutoring Services Program? What are the Objectives of the Math Tutoring Center? The Reading & Writing Center? Peer Tutoring? What is your Mission as the Coach?
Key Skills for Leading Interpersonal Communication Skills –The Coach as Sender Use I Language Speak in Behavioral Terms Follow Up Avoid Over-Communicating –The Coach as Receiver Promote Improved Communication through Active Listening Set Ground Rules/Expectations Reward Good Communication Follow Up
Key Skills for Leading Listening –Listen now to avoid fallout later –Dont jump in with your experience before they share theirs –Watch out for trigger words 5 Kinds of Listening –Ignore –Nodding –Selective Listening –Active Listening –Empathic Listening
Helping the Reluctant Player Determine the gaps between where the player is and where he/she should be Does he/she have the ability? –Yes: Provide tutoring, Practice, Provide feedback, Tutor, tutor, tutor some more –No: Conference with Instructor Is performance up to standard now? –Yes: Tutor as needed to maintain –No: Are expectations clear? Is lack of performance rewarded? Is something hindering performance?
7 Strategies Coaches Use to Deal with Pressure Turn Negatives into Positives Categorize your Stress Visualize your Success Look for Learning Opportunities Find the Funny Side Let the Natural Adrenaline Rush from Stress give you the Kick to do Bigger & Better Things Keep the One Day at a Time Mentality
Stephen Coveys Circle Outer Circle: How others perceive and the things we have no control over Inner Circle: Perception of self and things we have full control over
Platinum Rule Do unto others as they would want done unto