tutor guidelines and expectations are more likely
to result in successful tutors. Many tutors were
last in an elementary classroom or around young
students when they themselves were elementary
students. Understanding the culture of the classroom
makes it easier for tutors to become an integral
part of the school culture. With that in mind,
we provide the following information for tutors.
The documents can be edited to reflect the guidelines
and expectations of your program and your specific
are about to begin an exciting and rewarding year
as a tutor. We hope your experience will have
a memorable and sustaining impact on both you
and the students you tutor.
All tutors participating in the Early Literacy
Tutoring Program must follow the policies of the
school district and the regulations of the assigned
school - Expectations
The expectation is that each tutor will accept
the responsibilities of the position in a professional
manner. Because consistency and dependability
play a critical role in the effective delivery
of tutoring, dismissal from the program will occur
for the following reasons:
a tutee off school grounds.
a tutee harshly and/or inappropriately.
in inappropriate conduct with the tutee (verbally
confidential information about a tutee except
with the childs
teacher. Concerns are to be brought to the
attention of the teacher or program coordinator.
three unexcused absences and/or tardiness.
a negative evaluation after the probation period
at the end of the year.
all circumstances regarding matters at a school
site, the principal has the authority to make
All tutors must sign a Memorandum
of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to adhere
to the guidelines of the school district and the
Early Literacy Tutoring Program.
of Understanding and Agreement
The relationship between tutor and tutee can be
a significant and mutually rewarding experience.
For the tutee, the relationship focuses on improving
literacy skills and overall scholastic achievement.
It may also build self-confidence, promote natural
strengths and enhance the interpersonal skills
of the tuteeimportant skills for building
a successful future. For the tutor, it is an opportunity
to contribute in a direct and meaningful way to
the development of our youth and experience a
positive introduction to a potential career path
in the field of education.
The partnership model for tutoring is designed
to provide the best possible training and support
environment for tutors. However, prior to placement,
please complete the following:
a district-issued identification badge. You
must also bring the results of a recent TB screening,
and you will be fingerprinted.
the initial program orientation/training.
the Memorandum of
- Enter the
classroom in a way that does not interrupt the
teacher and class at work.
- Do not touch
- Do not be
alone in a room with the child.
- No eating
in the classroom.
- Do not give
the child food, drinks, candy or any medication.
- Turn off cell
phones, pagers or beepers while you are in the
- Report anything
the child says that concerns you to the classroom
with parents only through the classroom teacher.
- Set realistic
expectations with the childmake no promises
that you cant keep.
- Address any
questions/concerns about the program or tutoring
to the classroom teacher or program coordinator.
- Be on time.
- Dress and
act professionallyyou are an important
- Keep focused
on your studentsno socializing in the
- Notify the
School Office if you will be absent. Ask for
the message to be given to the classroom teacher.
Clothing should not distract from education or
To emphasize, some examples of inappropriate dress
shoes with cleats or spikes (footwear inappropriate
with inappropriate slogans
where the torso is exposed, vests without shirts
shorts (above the knee, more than 2 to 3 inches
and tuck overalls with straps undone
School Behavior Expectations and Guidelines
General Behavior Expectations
all the adults in the school.
in designated areas.
safely and use equipment properly.
kind, considerate and respectful of others.
up your space after eating.
hall passes at all times.
indoor voices. No yelling.
directions of the supervisors. Do not throw
rocks, tanbark, or other objects.
cursing or teasing.
within sight of the yard supervisors.
food on the yard.
must freeze at the first bell, then, walk to
their lines when the whistle is blown.