Michael Martinez Scott is an educator with 23 years in the classroom and has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Azusa Pacific University and a Master of Education Administration from National University. He has been teaching in public schools since 1979 and has taught almost all primary and secondary grades. As an adjunct professor at California Baptist University, Biola University, and National University, Michael Scott has taught education and computers in the classroom. For the past twelve years, he has been teaching in the inner city for the San Bernardino City Unified School District receiving unprecedented growth results.
Last year, 52% finished proficient or advanced on the 2011 CST in Language Arts, up from 22%.
His class was 96% free or reduced lunch and 75% bilingual.
The following T.U.T.O.R. training concepts are covered in the different presentation times:
Part 1: Introduces empirical research and background that demonstrates the effectiveness of tutoring. One-to-One Tutoring and Classroom T.U.T.O.R. present paradigm shifts in teaching to a classroom or group.
Part 2: The TU.T.O.R. Process is explained. Each letter of the acrostic, T.U.T.O.R., represents a step for group classroom instruction. The T.U.T.O.R. acrostic is explained, illustrating the significance for English Language Learners, Special Education, and slower students. All students will be exposed to the material as they learn it by active participation, which effectively engages each student in the material – three times more practice during the same teaching period than traditional methods!
Part 3: T.U.T.O.R. is demonstrated. Now staff participates in the classroom dynamics of T.U.T.O.R. thereby experiencing samples of the instruction that greatly involves their students. Non-involved, disinterested students feel safe and prepared to take an active part in their own learning. Classroom control with T.U.T.O.R. eliminates disruptive behaviors and brings Positive Peer Pressure (PPP) into play for optimum learning.
Part 4: Strategies for changing to the T.U.T.O.R. will be presented. Although using a tutoring approach to whole class instruction is new, there are several systematic approaches that will support the T.U.T.O.R. learning method.
Part 5: Technology moves the teacher from the front of the classroom to alongside students. T.U.T.O.R.’s techniques allow more side-by-side interaction even during effective direct instruction. Additionally, several computer software programs that are essentially tutors to students will be demonstrated in sample participation lessons. Other innovations developed for the classroom are discussed and/or sampled. Additionally T.U.T.O.R. approaches are discussed and how to apply them to classroom activities aligned with Multiple Intelligences (Gardner). Finally, site administrators will meet with the presenters to review data and create goals and objectives for their schools.
Additional Tool Package
School sites interested in a more in-depth approach to implementing the T.U.T.O.R. Learning Method may opt for a package, which included additional hours of professional classroom observation, coaching, and teaching time during the transition to T.U.T.O.R. This in-depth and ongoing staff development is intended to transition more comfortably, efficiently, deeply, and thoroughly.
Contact Michael@TeachUnderstand.org for dates and avalability.
For San Bernardino City USD schools, Michael Martinez Scott is a district employee and arrangements can be made for professional development at your site.