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Learning Center

Tutor Matching Service training

We have outsourced some training on the basic skills of tutoring to a great (if lengthy) resource provided by Tutor Matching Service (TMS) and Purdue University. This TMS training can be accessed at

Click the button that says "Login to Start Tutor Training Course" and login using a Facebook, Gmail account, or create a TMS account. This is simply for verification purposes so the Learning Center director will know who has used which code and be able to track your progress. Click the button that says "Start Tutor Training Course," and then enter the code the director sent you to launch your training.

Tutoring through questions

The key to effective tutoring (or teaching!) is asking effective questions.

Watch and read this silent video presentation on six types of questions you should ask students as they progress through a tutoring session with you. Consider some of the questions you can ask students who meet with you!

There is also an attached handout that lists the six types of questions along with examples of each.

Both the presentation and the handout are taken from BYU-Idaho.

Teaching study skills