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Education 457 Tutoring in Schools

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Tutoring In Schools (and other settings)


Education 457 Fall 2024


Leadership in Multicultural Tutoring 


Education 557 Fall 2024



Weekly Classes meet in ILC N 111, Tuesdays 4-6:30 p.m. 


Office hours by appointment Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

 Email sae@umass.edu or rwm@educ.umass or speak with instructors after Tuesday class.



Fall 2024 Education 457 Course Syllabus









Together Everyone Achieves More Success






1. Tutoring Others 20 hours

              in person or virtually


Tutoring in Schools, Education 457 students tutor

20 hours a semester, 2 hrs. each week on a schedule.


Who might you tutor?

  • younger or older sisters and brothers


  • friends and roommates


  • neighbors


  • anyone in your extended family


  • members of the community where you live


  • students in an online tutoring program


  • children you are babysitting or caring for


  • college students if you are a TA for a University course



America Reads/Counts Tutoring for Work Study Eligible Students & ALL students who want to tutor in a school 



Tutoring Others and Tutors for Teachers

There are always teachers, after-school programs, or other educational organizations who would like a tutor to help them prepare learning experiences for students in elementary, middle and high schools.

  • You might be a resource person for a teacher and count those hours as tutoring others.




2. Tutoring Yourself  20 hours

        on a weekly schedule to learn something you want to learn.


Tutoring in Schools, Education 457 students invest 20 hours throughout the semester in self-tutoring, a regularly scheduled 2 hours weekly learning experience. 


Leadership in Multicultural Tutoring, Education 557, students do 10 hrs. of self-tutoring in the semester.


What will you learn?

Coding, yoga, juggling, skateboarding, math, poetry writing, baking, playing guitar, ukulele, or piano, knitting, crocheting, painting, drawing, playing digital games, exercise programs, calligraphy, basketball, golf, mixing or writing music, speaking a new language.


Requirements for what you choose to learn:


Your choice cannot be something you are required to do for another course.


Choose one thing that does not change during the semester. 


You have the materials and the place to do the weekly practice.


See wiki page Self Tutoring Ideas and Resources .




3. Weekly Reading, Viewing and Doing Assignments


ASSIGNMENTS are submitted each TUESDAY BEFORE our 4pm class begins.


  • Reading short articles and text on the wiki page of the week;


  • Viewing/hearing videos and podcasts as learning resources;  


  • Submitting weekly assignments in a Google form Tuesdays by 4 p.m. 





4. Attending/Participating in Weekly Tuesday Classes 


Each weekly class begins at 4 pm, ILC N 111.


The class format is small group interactive workshops,

and whole class experiences

and site meetings, small group conversation with course site coordinators discussing weekly learning AND self-tutoring and tutoring others.






Email course instructors any questions and/or topics you would like to discuss.


Robert Maloy



Sharon Edwards






Schedule of Classes Fall 2024


Live links to online assignments:


PART 1: Foundations for Tutoring and Learning


  • Class 1 September 3:  IN CLASS Introduction to TEAMS: TUTORING IN SCHOOLS 









  • Class 6 October 8: Fifth Assignment Tutoring Math (October 8 is Ada Lovelace Day)



PART 3: Students and Schools














Education 457  TEAMS: Tutoring in Schools  addresses requirements for the following academic programs



STEP Accelerated Masters Program (4 Plus 1)

This course serves as a Prerequisite for undergraduates who intend to apply for the Accelerated Masters degree in Secondary Teacher Education for mathematics, science, English/language arts and history teaching.



Undergraduate Minor in Education

This course fulfills a Domain 1: Teaching & Learning requirement for the Undergraduate Minor in Education



College of Education Community Education and Social Change Major 

This course fulfills a course requirement in the Teaching and Learning/Pedagogy/Curriculum Domain 3 within the major.



Service Learning

This course is designated a Service-Learning (SL) course


 Service-Learning is an approach to teaching that engages students in a mutually beneficial relationship with the local communities to enhance the academic and civic learning experience and benefit the community. The community-based work is defined in response to a need or aspiration presented by one or more partnering community organizations and for which core issues of impact, sustainability and reciprocity have been addressed. The course also includes preparation of students for service, engages the students in reflection on the service and assesses the student learning as well as the community impact.


University Civic Engagement and Public Service Certificate


This course meets two requirements for the University's Civic Engagement Public Service Certificate.


  • SL (Service Learning Praxis) where the course connects the classroom and the larger world through service learning with a substantial civic engagement orientation.


  • DP (Diverse Publics) where the course conducts an in-depth exploration of different constituencies in contemporary American society; specifically public schools.

Service-Learning at UMass Amherst is supported by UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL).  UMass CESL promotes learning for life-long, engaged citizenship, partnering with communities on and off campus to work collectively for a more just society.



Open Educational Resources


This course participates in the University's Open Educational Resources initiative. All materials used in the course are freely available online.



America Reads/Counts

This course works in partnership with the Five College America Reads/Counts Program














  Podcasts to inform concepts, knowledge and ideas introduced in TEAMS classes and in tutoring.


Podcast Recommendations from ISTE


TED Radio Hour

NPR Science Friday NPR

NPR Fresh Air

NPR How I Built This

NPR Radiolab

Choose episodes to hear. Write a brief reflection of your learning from the resource. How does this resource inform you about growth mindsets, multiple modes of learning, and/or building confidence by taking risks.

Welcome to the Course Slides 


Toy Theatre Snowflake




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