Reinforcement

Your tutees will need you to notice their successes as well as their mistakes. That's where reinforcements come in.  Following are some examples of reinforcement:

  • Verbal
    • "Good job on ______!"
    • "You are really doing much better with _____!"
    • "I like the way you did __!"
    • "This looks better than the last time."
    • "You have really been working hard at this. I am proud of your effort."
    • "All right!"
  • Nonverbal
    • Use facial expressions--smile, look surprised.
    • Nod your head.
    • High-five or give the thumbs up sign.


Reinforcements help the tutee have a sense of accomplishment, provide a reward, and give tutees an incentive to do more.  After all, you noticed!


**Adapted from:  Tutoring Techniques. 2002. Three Rivers Community College. 20 Feb. 2009

Your tutees will need you to notice their successes as well as their mistakes. That's where reinforcements come in.  Following are some examples of reinforcement:

  • Verbal
    • "Good job on ______!"
    • "You are really doing much better with _____!"
    • "I like the way you did __!"
    • "This looks better than the last time."
    • "You have really been working hard at this. I am proud of your effort."
    • "All right!"
  • Nonverbal
    • Use facial expressions--smile, look surprised.
    • Nod your head.
    • High-five or give the thumbs up sign.


Reinforcements help the tutee have a sense of accomplishment, provide a reward, and give tutees an incentive to do more.  After all, you noticed!


**Adapted from:  Tutoring Techniques. 2002. Three Rivers Community College. 20 Feb. 2009