• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Whenever you search in PBworks or on the Web, Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) will run the same search in your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail, Slack, and browsed web pages. Now you can find what you're looking for wherever it lives. Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.


Education 497I Tutoring in Schools

Page history last edited by Robert W. Maloy 2 weeks, 2 days ago



Tutoring In Schools

  Education 497I  4 credits

(Becomes Education 457 in Fall 2023) 


Leadership in Multicultural Tutoring 


Education 597R 3 credits

(Becomes Education 557 in Fall 2023)



ILC Room N 111 Tuesdays 4-6:30 p.m. 


Office hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday by appointment 

 Email sedwards@educ.umass.edu or speak with instructors after Tuesday's class.


Spring 2023 Course Syllabus










TEAM Together Everyone Achieves More Success







1. Tutoring Others


Tutoring in Schools, Educ, 497I students tutor

20 hours in person or virtually with other learners 2 hrs. each week on a schedule.


Leadership in Multicultural Tutoring,

Educ 597I, does NOT do this tutoring.


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 


Tutors for Teachers

If there are teachers 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 

What would you choose to learn this semester if you could? 


Tutoring in Schools, Educ, 497I students do 20 hours throughout the semester of self-tutoring, a regularly scheduled weekly experience. 


Leadership in Multicultural Tutoring, Educ 597I, does 10 hrs. of self-tutoring.


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.


Requirements for what you choose to learn:


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


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


Learn more at Self Tutoring Ideas and Resources wiki page.





 3. Weekly Reading, Viewing and Doing for Assignments


Each week ASSIGNMENTS are submitted BEFORE our 4pm class.


  • 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 Class Meetings 


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


The class format is small group interactive workshops and whole class experiences and a site meeting, a small group conversation with course site coordinators discussing learning in weekly tutoring of others and self-tutoring.





Email course instructors with questions and topics you want to discuss.


Robert Maloy



Sharon Edwards






Schedule of Classes Spring 2023


Live links connect each week to online assignments.


PART 1: Tutoring Strategies and Scenarios


  • February 7:  IN CLASS Introduction to Tutoring and Learning in TEAMS: TUTORING IN SCHOOLS













PART 3: Students and Schools















Education 497I (TEAMS: Tutoring in Schools) addresses requirements for these 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.



America Reads/Counts


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


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.


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.



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License



TEAMS tutoring hours log template 

TEAMS Tutoring Logs spring 22 (1).docx




  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

Choose episodes to hear. Write a brief reflection of your learning about growth mindsets, multiple modes of learning, and building confidence by taking risks.






Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.