Learner tutor relationships

Learning Changes Lives – video highlights the tutor-learner relationship [Video – 0:56] (2011)

This short video, prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, focuses on the relationship between a learner and a tutor.

The tutor talks about the inspiration she derives from working with the learner. In turn, the learner talks about taking the first step towards learning and the goals she is setting for her future.

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2012-11-14

Time for a change: learning disabilities or abilities? (2011)

This guide has been designed to help both literacy tutors and their students understand the impacts of learning disabilities or unmet learning needs. The author notes that a learner’s prior experiences and emotional reactions to learning can pose greater barriers to success than the learning difference itself.

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2012-10-17

Room of my dreams: Yearbook 2009 (2009)

This document offers examples of writing produced by adult learners taking part in programs offered by the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization serving Nova Scotia’s capital region.

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2012-09-18

Journeys: Yearbook 2012 (2012)

This is a collection of writings by adult learners taking part in programs offered by the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization serving that region of Nova Scotia.

Much of the writing revolves around the theme of journeys, in both the literal and figurative senses of the word. One learner wrote about a trip to Toronto, while others have written about their journeys to learning.

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2012-07-20

Still Dreaming: Yearbook 2005 (2005)

A Year of Learning with HCLN

This document contains works written by adult learners in programs offered by the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization based in Nova Scotia’s capital region.

The collection includes poetry, opinion pieces, book and movie reviews, and personal narratives. One learner wrote about her family’s escape, on foot, from Ethiopia. Others have written about their efforts to improve their literacy skills.

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2006-01-09

What Goes On Here: Practitioners Study the Student - Practitioner Relationship (2004)

This document outlines the findings of a research project undertaken to explore the relationships between practitioners and students in adult literacy programs. Readers are encouraged to think about their own ideas, feelings, and thoughts about the relationship between practitioner and student.

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2005-02-02

Exploring tutors' and students' beliefs about reading and reading strategies. (2002)

This document is part of a series prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta to explore questions relating to literacy.

The author is a coordinator for a rural community-based volunteer tutor adult literacy program that involves about 40 students and 20 tutors a year. The study involved semi-structured interviews with three students and three tutors, along with observations of students as they were reading.

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2003-04-04

Testing the Balance: 50/50 Management in a Volunteer Tutor Program (1996)

Findings of a project dealing with the balance of an organization`s resources directed towards recruitment, assessment and training of volunteers and students, and the resources directed towards retention of existing volunteers and students.

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1996-01-01
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