AVID tutors have the ability to guide students toward academic and personal excellence that will reach far beyond their high school years. As an AVID tutor, you are an active participant in the learning, growth, and personal development of students. As an AVID tutor you conduct tutorial sessions that underscore the principle of collaborative learning and the practice of students teaching other students through discussion of class and text notes. Tutors will determine from student tutorial worksheets, notes, and discussions the concepts that need to be the focus of tutorial sessions. Tutors will work with students in any phase of the writing process, such as brainstorming, clustering, read arounds, revision, and editing. Tutors allow students to shoulder the responsibility for their own active learning while guiding them with strategies that they will become accustomed to using independently.




AVID tutors should be excellent role models of motivated, organized, successful college students who believe that the AVID students will succeed, too. They should be enrolled at colleges or universities. The tutors should represent balanced academic backgrounds, some liberal arts majors, others science or mathematics majors. The tutors should be people who will work in a supportive manner with students and will be able to understand the delicate position they will occupy; they are advocates of students, yet ultimately they are responsible to the teacher. They must be willing to meet regularly to discuss student progress and to confer with the teacher about future tutorial plans.