Day 3 Block 7 Session 4: Connecting the Dots- Experiential Learning in Peer Tutoring

Peer Support
Research to Practice Session
2:00 PM, Wednesday 19 May 2021 EDT (45 minutes)
Day 3: Comfort Break 3    02:45 PM to 03:00 PM (15 minutes)
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In this research-to-practice presentation, we will discuss skill development and experiential learning in the Peer Tutoring program at Ontario Tech University. Once hired, peer tutors participate in a comprehensive pre-service, 15-hour training program. After tutors begin working, they continue to develop their tutoring skills through weekly learning modules that encourage reflection and discussion. At the end of each semester, we collect feedback from peer tutors related to challenges, successes, and learning experiences. The feedback has provided us with insights that help us better support peer learning staff and enhance their experiential learning.

In the In-service Tutor Development program, peer tutors reflect on their experiences by completing self-guided activities, engaging with mentors and peers, and discussing tutoring practices and skills development. We will share qualitative feedback that shows how tutors are able to recognize their skill development and how it links to their future goals. The feedback has also helped us assess the effectiveness of in-service training and how to best support peer tutors in their positions.
Ontario Tech University
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