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Becoming a Better Math Tutor

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Book by David Moursund and Robert Albrecht. Sent at the request of David Moursund.

Bob Albrecht and I have just finished writing the book listed below. It is available as a free PDF download from the Web ---

Moursund, David and Albrecht, Robert (9/2/2011). Becoming a better math tutor. Retrieved 9/4/2011 from Eugene. OR: Information Age Education. Note that this is a 16 megabyte PDF file, so may be slow to download. The PDF PDF file has apparently been reworked and is now just over one megabyte. [Ed]

This 145-page book is about math tutoring. It is designed to help math tutors and tutees get better at their respective and mutual tasks.

Tutoring is a powerful aid to learning. Much of the power comes from the interaction between tutor and tutee. This interaction allows the tutor to adjust the content and nature of the instruction to specifically meet the needs of the tutee. It allows ongoing active participation of the tutee.

The intended audiences for this book include volunteer and paid tutors, preservice and inservice teachers, parents and other child caregivers, students who help other students (peer tutors), and developers of tutorial software and other materials.

The book includes two appendices. The first is for tutees, and it has a 6th grade readability level. The other is for parents, and it provides an overview of tutoring and how they can help their children who are being tutored.

An extensive References section contains links to additional resources.

Please feel free to distribute copies of the book-or, information such as given above-to others that you think will benefit by reading the book. Bob and I would be happy to see hundreds of thousands of copies distributed.

The book is Copyright David Moursund and Robert Albrecht, 2011. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
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Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL  62901-4610
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