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Top 10 Myths of Tutoring

  1. Only stupid people see tutors.
  2. Writing tutors provide free editing services.
  3. As an instructor, if your students want to see a tutor, it means your teaching is inadequate.
  4. A tutor needs the same level of knowledge as the instructor.
  5. A student in a tutoring session is the passive recipient of information.
  6. Tutors are only successful working with students in their subject area/major.
  7. Tutors undermine classroom instruction.
  8. Tutors do students' work during the tutorial.
  9. As an instructor, I can use a tutor to "clean up" my students' grammar, so I can focus on the content.
  10. Practicing on a computer is an easy way to replace the tutoring experience.
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