Tutor Training

Fresno State's tutor training is an 11 hour immersion into better tutoring skills and a better understanding of learning and memory.

Faculty and staff who coordinate Fresno State affiliated tutors are eligible to enroll their tutors at no cost. Programs will incur the cost of paying tutor salaries for training time. Enroll your tutors for next semester by emailing William Hardaway whardaway@csufresno.edu

Training Topics

First Impressions

In a study students could accurately identify good and bad teachers from a 10 second video with no sound. What is the true impact of a first impression in the tutoring environment?


Customer Service

Why would an organization refer their customers to a competitor? Find out the true meaning of customer service.


Tutoring Defined

A good tutor is like a good flight instructor. The student is in control and you are there to make sure the plane doesn’t crash.


Tutoring Cycle

The tutoring cycle is a systematic approach to tutoring which demystifies the facilitation of learning.


Minimalistic Tutoring

A good tutoring session is about the tutor figuring out how to explain less and get the student to learn more. Get the latest research on experiential and project based learning. “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.” `Chinese Proverb



Why have stories like David and Goliath, the Tortoise and the Hare, and others been remembered for centuries? How can you make concepts just as memorable for students?


The Art of Questioning

The key to success as a tutor relies on asking the right questions. Learn inquiry from the perspective of Socrates and use Bloom’s Taxonomy to challenge students enough that their exams will not.


Improving Study Skills

Learn how research suggests students should study. Learn about services on campus that can help improve students’ study skills.


Academic Integriy

Have you actually read the University’s honor code? Do you know the consequences of cheating or not actually learning the material? Find out what to tell students who want you to do their work for them.


Techniques, Responses, Activities, and Demos

Involving students in content is the key to them mastering it. This training provides a compendium of ways to engage students and opens the world of innovation up to young bright tutors.   



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