## Embedded Tutor FTW!

Thanks to the Transformation Grant, our college has begun to provide embedded tutors for developmental math and English classes. I have a tutor in each of my Math 200 (Elementary Algebra) classes. My tutors walk around throughout the class session, helping students and answering questions. I have had great results, and I am happy to say that my students feel that having a tutor in the classroom is very beneficial. Many developmental math students are much more comfortable asking questions in a one-on-one fashion, rather than stopping a lecture to ask a question in front of the whole class. I also have my tutors grading some of the in-class group work assignments.

Today we were reviewing for the test on graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables. I was going over one of the problems that students had worked on (finding the equation of a line that meets given conditions) when one of my students stood up and told the entire class that he noticed that many students found *m* and *b*, but neglected to write the equation. It was a great example of feedback provided at an important time, and I am sure that students will benefit from that tomorrow.

I am so proud that the tutor felt comfortable enough to make that observation. I feel that the embedded tutor has increased the sense of community in our classrooms, and look forward to encouraging more instructors to take advantage of this opportunity.

*Do you have classroom tutors? Are there any successes you want to share? Words of warning? I’d love to hear from you through the contact page on my website, posting a comment, or by reaching out to me on Twitter (@georgewoodbury).*

-George