Gauge Your Tutee’s Comprehension

It is very important to continuously gauge your tutee's level of comprehension. Here are some ways to gauge your tutee's comprehension:

  • Start with vocabulary.
  • Make sure the tutee understands all associated terminology.
  • Have the tutee summarize what you have said.
  • Quiz the tutee on information you have covered together.
  • Have the tutee explain the topic to you as if he/she were the tutor.
  • Ask the tutee if he/she understands.
  • Ask probing questions.
  • Have the tutee draw a diagram of the topic(s) covered (if appropriate).


**Adapted from:  Tutoring Techniques. 2002. Three Rivers Community College. 20 Feb. 2009
<http://www.trcc.commnet.edu/ed_resources/tasc/Training/Tutor_Techniques.htm#Gauge%20Your%20Tutee%27s%20Comprehension>.