Tutoring Courses

Tutoring Courses

ISTU 40: Tutor Training

0.5 units: lecture 0.5 units; lab 0 units

This course is designed to train students to be peer tutors and to develop skills that ar e useful in other professional, personal, and academic settings as well. Topics include communication styles and skills, facilitative tutoring techniques, effective study skills, differentiated learning strategies, multiple intelligences, test-taking and problem-solving skills, FERPA guidelines, tutoring ethics, conflict-resolution strategies, emotional intelligence, and student support services. Students who successfully complete the course can apply to be hired as peer tutors; however, course completion does not guarantee employment. Pass/No Pass Only

ISTU 40E: Tutor Training – English

0.5 unit: lecture 0.5 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ISTU 40

Corequisites: ISTU 40

Advisory: ENGL 905, ENGL 905X

This course is designed to train students to be peer writing tutors and to develop skills that are useful in other professional, personal, and academic settings as well. Topics include communication skills, tutoring at all stages of the writing process, study skills, addressing the needs of specific student populations and various learner types, essay exam strategies, problem-solving skills, high and low order revision priorities, identifying and addressing grammar patterns, research strategies, proper documentation, and respecting a writer’s authentic voice. Students who successfully complete the course can apply to be hired as peer writing tutors; however, course completion does not guarantee employment. Pass/No Pass Only

STSC 100: Introduction to Leadership

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course explores concepts of leadership theory with direct applications for leading organizations and creating positive social change. The intent of the course is to provide students with a foundational understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective leader. This course utilizes experiential activities and group projects as a primary method for applying theories and concepts to the everyday practice of leadership. In this course, leadership is understood primarily as a function of personal development with the intention to create transformational change in one’s community. Pass/No Pass Option

Last Updated 2/16/19