- Greet and welcome the tutors as they arrive. Give everyone a name tag and a folder with information about the training and your program.
- Ensure everyone speaks in the first few minutes of the workshop to increase the likelihood they will speak during the workshop. Ice breakers can be useful for group building but be careful to limit the time as so to not detract from the workshop.
- Create opportunities in the workshop to allow the tutors to come up with their own approaches to situations and for the tutors to learn from each other.
- Plan a mixture of interactive activities (large‐group discussion, small‐group discussion and role‐playing), lectures and demonstrations.
- Plan a 10‐minute break after 60 to 75 minutes of discussion.
- Refer to your own experiences helping a student learn.
- Mention appropriate pages in A Tutor’s Guide: Reading and Writing with Children and Youth and any handouts you distribute to increase the chance tutors will use these resources later.