Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Credit Courses

IDS V09  Tutorial Procedures and Methods  1 Unit  
Formerly:   HUM V15  
In-Class Hours:   17.5 lecture  

This course is required for students who are interested in being tutors at Ventura College. It is an introduction to the theories and methods of effective tutoring including communication techniques, learning theories and individual and group instruction. The course is designed to provide the student tutor with experience, information, and techniques that will make him/her a more effective tutor.

Catalog Notes:   Offered on a pass/no pass basis only.  
Grade Modes:   Pass/No Pass Grading  
Degree Applicability:   Applies to Associate Degree  
AA/AS GE:   None  
Transfer Credit:   None  
IDS V13  Tutoring Writing & Reading  1 Unit  
In-Class Hours:   1 lecture  
Advisories/Rec Prep:   IDS V09 or concurrent enrollment. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only  

This course is required for students who will be tutors or Supplemental Instruction Leaders of writing and reading at Ventura College. Student tutors will learn to help student writers throughout the writing process and to work with students of varying proficiency and from diverse backgrounds. Course topics will include: a review of general tutoring skills, tutoring writing, working with sentence-level errors, the reading-writing connection, learning skills and learning disabiltities, and special tutoring situations. After an initial orientation, including readings and in-class exercises, students will complete a tutoring practicum and use class time to analyze and reflect on those tutoring sessions.

Grade Modes:   Pass/No Pass Grading  
Degree Applicability:   Applies to Associate Degree  
AA/AS GE:   None  
Transfer Credit:   None  

Noncredit Courses

IDS N100  Supervised Tutoring  0 Units  
In-Class Hours:   17.5-175 noncredit  
Enrollment Limitations:   Students must be enrolled in another Ventura College course. Students need a self-referral or referral by an instructor or counselor. .  

This is an open-entry/open-exit supervised tutoring course that provides students assistance in understanding college course assignments. Individualized/small group tutoring sessions are conducted outside of class time in a learning assistance center, and are structured to help students achieve specific course objectives or improve learning and study skills in specific subject matter. The content of this course varies according to the course for which tutoring is sought.

Grade Modes:   Non-Graded  
Repeatable for Credit:   Unlimited.  
Degree Applicability:   Noncredit course; not applicable for degree credit  
AA/AS GE:   None  
Transfer Credit:   None