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Education 497I Tutoring in Schools

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Tutoring In Schools  Education 497I   4 credits


Leadership in Multicultural Tutoring  Education 597R   3 credits



Spring 2022 Course Syllabus



Class Meets in ILC Room N 111



Office hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays by appointment IN PERSON OR ZOOM

                                Email  sedwards@educ.umass.edu  or make appointment time in a conversation after Tuesday's class.





TEAMS = Together Everyone Achieves More Success



1.Tutoring Others

2.Tutoring Yourself

3. Online Assignments

4. Weekly Class Meetings


Tutoring 20 hours

during the semester someone else

Tutoring 20 hours during the semester learning

something you choose


to weekly reading,

doing and viewing 

Attend every Tuesday

4- 6:30 pm

ILC Room N 111





1. Tutoring Others


As part of the undergraduate course, 497I Tutoring in Schools, you will spend 20 hours this semester doing in person or virtual tutoring with other learners on a regular weekly schedule. Graduate section, 597I, differs in this requirement.


You might 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 as a TA for a University course



America Reads/Counts Tutoring for Work Study Eligible StudentsALL Students Who Wish to Tutor Virtually IN A SCHOOL


T4T Tutors for Teachers

There will also be teachers who want 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 your tutoring others.





2. Tutoring Yourself 

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


As part of the undergraduate course, you will spend 20 hours throughout the semester in a self-tutoring project in a regularly scheduled weekly experience. Graduate section differs in this requirement.


In past semesters, students in TEAMS were learning coding, American Sign Language, yoga, juggling, skateboarding, math, poetry writing, baking, playing guitar, ukulele, or piano, knitting, crocheting, painting, drawing, playing digital games, new exercise programs, calligraphy, basketball, golf and mixing or  writing music.


LIMITATIONS for whatever you choose to learn:


  • It is not something you are required to do for another course


  • You have the material and/or the place to do the practice and the learning


Learn more at our Self Tutoring wiki page.





3. Weekly Reading, Viewing and Doing Assignments




  • Reading short articles or text on the wiki page;


  • Viewing/Hearing videos and podcasts as learning resources;  


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




4. 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. One workshop is a small conversation group with one of the course site coordinators discussing experiences learned in weekly tutoring of others and self-tutoring.






Please email course instructors at any time to answer questions and discuss topics.


Robert Maloy



Sharon Edwards




Sharon Edwards' Learning Log



Schedule of Classes Spring 2022 w/class dates


Live links connect each week to online assignments.


Tutoring Strategies and Scenarios


  • January 25:  Introduction to Tutoring and Learning in TEAMS





February 22 is a Monday Schedule: NO TEAMS Class




March 15 is Spring Break NO TEAMS Class


Students and Schools






Transforming Learning for All Students








Education 497I (TEAMS: Tutoring in Schools) meets requirements for these academic programs: 


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 Fall 21 (1).docx




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


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.






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