Perceptions of ESL Student Tutors on Challenges Faced in Peer Tutoring
Education Journal
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2013, Pages: 127-131
Received: May 27, 2013; Published: Jun. 30, 2013
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Ming Sing Chai, Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Siew Fong Lin, Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Abstract
The main purpose of this study is to discover the tutor’s perceptions of challenges faced when performing simulation-based tasks. 50 Diploma in Business Administration students with mixed English proficiency in an institution of higher learning formed 10 groups in this study. The observations, interviews and diary entries used revealed that the tutors experienced a number of difficulties during the peer-tutoring sessions. They range from problems in the areas of communication, time management, group management, interest sustenance and lack of knowledge. It is important for instructors to be aware of the problems that student tutors face in the course of tutoring. The knowledge will enable them to improve and refine future peer-tutoring sessions which in turn, benefit both tutors and tutees.
Keywords
Peer Tutoring, Tutor, Tutees, Challenges
To cite this article
Ming Sing Chai, Siew Fong Lin, Perceptions of ESL Student Tutors on Challenges Faced in Peer Tutoring, Education Journal. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2013, pp. 127-131. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20130204.14
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