AVID Tutorial Process

  • A key component of the AVID Elective class is the tutorial process.  

    Purpose:

    • Create a deeper understanding of concepts covered in content classes
    • Develop skills necessary to become self-directed learners while increasing collaboration and inquiry
    • Tutorials are not homework help

    Process:

    • To push each other's thinking, AVID tutorials utilize an inquiry process.  Tutors do not give answers; they facilitate the process through questioning.
    • Students reflect on their learning.

    How are AVID tutorials different from "tutoring"?

    • Students come prepared with specific questions using a tutorial request form
    • Students work and discuss in collaborative groups 
    • Students must reflect on their own participation in the groups and on how the group worked together
    • Tutorials are not “homework” help sessions