From March 6th to 17th, the Center for Teaching & Learning is recruiting tutors for Dongguk Tutoring. It is a program with which students can conduct a collaborative learning in pairs that consist of one tutor and one tutee.
In this semester, it is planned to select 90 tutors in total. Each students applying for the tutors should have completed a particular subject for his or her major with an A or A+ grade. Also, in case of students who are currently taking the lecture he or she wants to receive tutoring, their average grade of previous semester should be over 3.7. In addtion, the students have to receive recommendation from the professor of each lecture.
Recommendation from the professor will be accepted during the application period. Then, on March 22th, the selected tutors will be announced on the school homepage and directly to the students. The orientation which is mandatory to the selected tutor students is going to be held on March 24th. After the progress, students will begin to work out their studies more than two hours per week for eight weeks during the first semester of 2017.
The tutoring program is divided into three sections: general tutoring, English lecture tutoring, and global tutoring. Among them, global tutoring section is designed to help international students who are in trouble taking classes of their majors by matching them to Korean or other international students. When an international student says that he or she wants to be a tutee, the professor of each class will manage the connection between the tutor and tutee. Lee Sun-young, the research professor of the Center for Teaching & Learning, said, “Participants for global tutoring section did not take a big part of the tutoring program last year. So this year, we tried to expand the section by cooperating with the Office of International Affairs.”
Regarding the expected effects, Professor Lee commented, “Tutors can acquire what they learned by teaching other students and improve their leadership as well. In addition, not only tutees can get help from the tutors freely without any uncomfortable atmosphere and but also professors can communicate with their students.”
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