Ms. Lindquist is based on our videotaped analysis and
research on an expert tutor (see transcript). This research was funded by
by both the National Science Foundation, through a grant to CIRCLE, as well as by the Spencer Foundation . Thanks to both
of them for making this work possible!
Examples showing Ms. Lindquist's Tutoring strategies:
- Use a Concrete Example : Ask the
student to first solve a concrete instance before asking them to use
- Explain in English First : For
each portion of the correct answer, ask the student to explain what
their goal is in English before asking them to explain it in algebra
Worked Example : present the
student with the answer and then ask the student to explain the
portions of the answer.
Decomposition and Substitution : For
each portion of the correct answer ask them a question in such a way
that they only have to do one step at a time. The tutor introduces a
new variable as a place holder.
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