Tutor Lingo

Train to Tutor with TutorLingo

TutorLingo tutor training is available to departments on campus. The tutor training can be used by departments to supplement their own tutor training. The tutor training can also serve as stand-alone training if necessary. The tutor training is online, self-paced, and available to tutors to complete 24 hours a day.

How the Tutor Training Works

The tutor training videos are presented by experts in the field of tutoring and learning assistance through TutorLingo. Tutors from your department will be able to access tutor training videos and complete the training at their own convenience. All tutors can participate by signing up on the IUPUI TutorLingo website. There are eight on-demand training videos available to tutors, which are each 20–30 minutes in length. After watching all of the training videos, tutors will be emailed a certificate of completion from TutorLingo.

View the TutorLingo overview brochure

Training Video Topics

  • A Toolbox for the Novice Tutor (introduction to conducting a tutoring session and active listening)
  • The Role of the Tutor (di­fferentiate between teachers and tutors, dos and don’ts of tutoring, limits of the tutor role, questioning techniques, and the tutor’s role)
  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills (using critical thinking skills, Bloom’s taxonomy, metacognition, and the study cycle)
  • Tutee Study Skills: Note-taking, Reading, and Testing Strategies (identifying note-taking, reading, and testing challenges and applying studying strategies)
  • Tutoring Students from Diverse Backgrounds (implementing strategies for a supportive and productive tutoring environment, when should supervisors get involved, and tutoring students from di­fferent backgrounds)
  • Understanding Self-Regulatory Behaviors (understanding self-regulatory behaviors versus academic achievement and learn strategies for productive self-regulatory behaviors)
  • Learning Theory (developing questions using Bloom’s taxonomy, positive reinforcement, and exploring preferred intelligence)
  • The Nature of Helping Relationships (the tutor’s role as helper, examining the tutor relationship, the tutoring cycle, and making appropriate referrals)