Participation in A+ Tutoring is a privilege that carries responsibility. The
following items outline Tutor expectations.
ACADEMIC HONESTY AND INTEGRITY:
It's important that tutors report attendance, tardies, and tutoring time
honestly. Tutoring isn't just "warm body in the classroom" time; only time
during which you're actively working with assigned students should be
recorded. "Coaching" or "mentoring" doesn't count as eligible A+ time.
Forged signatures or incorrect attendance or tutor time reporting can result
in an automatic "F" in the class. Plagiarized assignments will result in
an "F" for both the student who completed the work and the student who
copied. This class is an excellent opportunity for you to practice and
display your sense of honesty and integrity.
YOU MUST HAVE THE SIGNATURE OF AN ADULT FOR EVERY DAY OF THE TERM you're
enrolled (teacher, A+ Coordinator, or parent if you have an ELECTIVE or
Time sheets turned in with days that don't have adult verification can result
in a truant absence and points deducted from your grade. PARENTS MUST
CALL THE GLENDALE ATTENDANCE OFFICE AND REPORT YOUR ABSENCE ANY TIME YOU'RE
ABSENT FROM YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
For school sponsored activities, your coach/sponsor emails will be used to
verify your absence.
ABSENCES FOR OTHER CLASSES:
Tutors SHOULD NOT miss Tutoring class to make up missed tests, complete
assignments, or meet deadlines in other classes. Tutoring, just like English
or Math or any other class, is "for credit" and attendance is NOT optional.
You won't receive your attendance points for the day if you aren't in your
ALWAYS let your supervisor know in advance if you're going to be absent (or
by a phone call in the morning if it's unexpected). YOU are in their lesson
plans for the day, and it can cause a lot of disruption if you're not there.
Clearly mark an absence on the Tutor Time Sheet and get a parent/guardian
signature for the absence before the time sheet is turned in.
Tutors with more than 2 elective absences may lose off-campus privileges and
have additional points deducted from their grade.
Tutoring is a class that measures emotional intelligence (self-control,
responsibility, and maturity) more than IQ or intellect. You must model
respect, courtesy, and self-discipline both inside the tutor classroom at
Glendale and at your assigned school. Disrespect, inattention, and/or
failure to follow tutor expectations and guidelines will be reflected in the
grade you earn. Research shows that rage, anger, and a "me" attitude
don't get you far in life. Use and model emotional intelligence in the A+
classroom and as you work with your students.
Show respect to all people in the classroom; personal problems should be left
at the door. Frustrations shouldn't be vented on other students or your
teacher. Life's frustrations are part of the learning experience, even
though you may not think so at the time. Glendale is under no obligation to
place tutors in the classrooms of teachers if the student doesn't model an
You must keep all information concerning students confidential; students have
feelings just as tutors do. If the student confides something the tutor
feels an adult needs to know, talk to the student's classroom teacher or
DAILY ENTRIES ON TIME SHEETS:
Make entries DAILY on time sheets. Check for reminders, ask for supervisor
signatures, and fill out the journal EACH AND EVERY DAY. Be aware of and use
the guideslines and expectations you're given during Orientation.
DRUG/ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENSE:
Should a drug and/or alcohol related offense occur (either on- or off-campus)
during the time you're enrolled in Tutoring, you will immediately be removed
from the class and participation in the A+ Schools Program.
Tutor Time Sheets and assignments are due on the designated dates discussed
in class. Due dates are also clearly marked on Time Sheets. Wear your ID
badge, bring the gold Assignment Sheet, and check papers for completeness
before you turn them in. If deadlines are missed, late points are assessed
and the tutor may be removed from their assigned classroom for a period of
time to make up the work for reduced credit.
GHS ID badges must be worn around your neck any time you're tutoring and when
you enter the A+ classroom or A+ Office.
IN CLASS ON TIME:
OFF CAMPUS tutors are expected to be in their assigned classroom at the
times listed on Time Sheets. Approximately 20 minutes--or less--is
alloted to tutors for travel time each way. In most cases, tutors will be
able to stay longer than an hour--which will help them accumulate the 25-35
hours required for your grade in the class. Weather and traffic will be
taken into consideration. ON CAMPUS tutors will follow the GHS bell schedule
and will be swooped if tardy.
MODELING APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR:
Follow your 'common sense' guide--CELL PHONES, TEXTING,beverages, smelling of
tobacco, feet up on desks, inappropriate conversations with fellow tutors,
etc. are all examples of things that supervisors DON'T like their students to
see or hear. The students you work with consider you to be really special and
they watch and listen to everything you say--whether you know it or not.
Give the supervising teacher your full attention when he/she is teaching--
don't act disinterested or put your head down. Your students model what they
see YOU doing. Tutors should follow the supervising teacher's general
Should a serious citizenship offense occur (either on- or off-campus) during
the time you're enrolled in Tutoring, you will immediately be removed
from the class and participation in the A+ Schools Program. Such offenses
can include (but are not limited to) harrassment or bullying other students,
having a weapon or any item that can be mistaken for a weapon, defacing
school property on the Glendale campus or your assigned school's property,
Arriving late or leaving early from your classroom can result in disciplinary
action for being out of assigned area.
OFF CAMPUS PERMITS:
Tutor off-campus permits are given to serve as permission to be in the
parking lot or in your car during the block you are enrolled in tutoring.
They are NOT intended to serve as permission to be in the hallways. You
WILL BE swooped! Leave campus promptly during the 5-minute passing times
between classes and avoid loitering in the hallways during regular class
Tutors can indicate their top three (3) choices for schools in which they
hope to be assigned, but A+ staff will match teacher needs with tutor
strengths and assign teachers. Tutors cannot work in the classroom (or with
the students) of a parent or guardian.
OFF CAMPUS tutors are required to "clock in and out" at their assigned school
EVERY DAY. Failure to clock in or out will result in points deducted and/or
loss of off-campus privileges.
RE-ENTRY TO BUILDING:
Remember that some outside entry doors will be locked after school starts in
the morning. You'll want to consider this in deciding where to park and re-
enter the building if you tutor off-campus.
REPEAT TUTOR ENROLLMENT:
Repeat tutors are required to tutor in a different classroom with a
different supervisor the second time they're enrolled in the class. No
exceptions--please don't ask. There are multiple reasons for this policy.
REPORTING TO A+ COORDINATOR (Mrs. Maslowsky):
There may be a time that your assigned supervisor and his/her class will be
out of the classroom for a field trip, assembly, etc. IF YOUR TEACHER
REQUESTS THAT YOU NOT COME TO THEIR CLASSROOM ON ANY GIVEN DAY, BE SURE TO
REPORT TO THE A+ OFFICE, MRS. MASLOWSKY, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BLOCK. YOU
WILL REMAIN UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE A+ COORDINATOR THE ENTIRE BLOCK SO
YOU EARN YOUR ATTENDANCE POINTS AND AREN'T COUNTED TRUANT. This is
important! Be sure to report at the beginning of the block and let Mrs.
Maslowsky know you're there.
Don't consider this situation a "day off"; please be responsible.
SUPERVISOR INCIDENT REPORTS:
Supervising teachers are asked to report any inappropriate incidents and/or
attendance problems to Mrs. Maslowsky and the building principals. Please
realize this is part of their job. If they offer constructive suggestions on
something they would rather you do differently, you should make every effort
to make the change.
A smile and pleasant attitude are always appreciated--both on campus and
off. Tutoring is a team effort--we can be successful if we all contribute to
the process together.
As a tutor, you're representing Glendale and contributing to the team
reputation that other A+ tutors have worked hard to build. I look forward to
working with you during the term. Please don't hesitate to let me know of
your successes and challenges in the classroom. Your input helps guide the
topics covered in Tutor training each term.