Providence Extension Program - Tutor Training
Welcome to the Tutor Training Page for Providence Extension Program
At PEP we recognize that in addition to our Biblical worldview, rigorous curricula, and discipleship model, our biggest asset is our caring tutors. While many of our tutors are subject matter experts (SME) in the fields they teach, training and instruction are still important in excellent pedagogy and PEP's mission as a ministry. To maintain vitality and relevance in a fast-changing world, every summer PEP hosts face-to-face tutor training, and provides additional training through online modules.
Writing the Complete Syllabus
Having been informed by Linda B. Nilson's textbook, Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, this course was written specifically for the instructors at Providence Extension Program campuses.
This course addresses the importance of continuity with respect to administrative documents for student and parent use, in order to minimize the extraneous cognitive load on the part of both when navigating through these documents. Nilson's text provides the foundation for all the elements that should be contained within a complete syllabus. Finally, there is a step-by-step process for the instructors developing their own syllabus with accompanying pacing guides, using a model from a general chemistry instructor.