Academic Catalog

NCCS 406: SUPERVISED TUTORING

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0
Hours: 60-360 hours laboratory total per quarter.
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Description

This class provides instructional oversight and supervision of tutoring in various academic subjects through a designated learning center to augment classroom instruction. The course requires a referral from a subject-area instructor, counselor or supplemental instructor.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Assess and interpret challenging course content from academic classes.
B. Apply study strategies and computer skills toward mastery of academic course material.
C. Apply reading, writing, ESL and/or mathematics skills to specific academic courses.
D. Develop a study plan to succeed in quarter-long academic courses.
E. Explain the importance of self-confidence in the learning process.

Course Content

A. Academic course material interpretation
1. Specific topics related to academic course content
2. Specific materials related to academic course
B. Study and computer-related strategies
1. Goal setting
2. Textbook studying
3. Problem-solving techniques
4. Note-taking
5. Test-taking techniques
6. Websites related to academic course material
7. Websites related to studying academic course material
8. Research websites related to in-depth study of course material
9. Homework assignments created on the computer
C. Reading, writing, ESL and mathematics assignment support
1. Active reading strategies
2. Strategies for completing writing assignments
3. Strategies for interpreting course material for ESL students
4. Algebraic equation strategies
D. Elements of a study plan
1. Time management plan
2. Textbook reading plan
3. Test preparation plan
E. Self-confidence
1. Importance of success in coursework
2. Importance of success in college

Lab Content

A. Practice and explore multiple strategies for reading and annotating.
B. Practice and explore multiple strategies for writing and organizing essays.
C. Practice and explore multiple strategies for developing study and critical thinking skills.
D. Practice and explore multiple strategies for solving mathematical equations.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Internet access and computers.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Completion of homework as assigned by parent course instructor.
B. Completion of additional exercises beyond those assigned by parent course instructor.

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Work in groups
B. Individualized instruction
C. Work on computer

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Straus, Jane. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes. San Francisco, CA: Wiley, 2014.

Hacker, Diane. A Pocket Style Manual. 7th ed. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2014.

Textbook(s) from the referring course(s).

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Homework assignments:

1. Topics are assigned by course instructor

2. Completion of assignments both online and hand-written/word documents

B. Laboratory assignments:

1. Topics are assigned by course instructor

2. Completion of assignments both online and hand-written/word documents

C. Additional coursework:

1. Practice work provided by tutor that showcases basic and more challenging usage and application of needed skills

2. Reading and annotating assigned articles and texts

 

Discipline(s)

Student tutors will be supervised by either a faculty member with minimum qualifications in the parent course discipline and/or a faculty member with minimum qualifications in Learning Assistance, Learning Skills Coordinators, Instructors, and Tutoring Coordinators.