TRF - Tutorial Request Form
Tutorial is a cornerstone of AVID. Tutorial is a 9 step process in which students work in small groups with AVID trained tutors. The AVID tutors are traditionally college-aged students at local universities. The tutorial process begins with students completing a TRF. Students complete this prior to AVID class on a problem they are having in one of their core content or world language classes. The TRF walks students through a problem they have difficulty with directing them to a Point of Confusion (POC). It is this POC that begins tutorial during AVID class.
Students turn in the TRF as they walk through the door entering their AVID class. Students are then placed in groups with other students that completed a TRF in the same class or similar topic. Each group has an AVID tutor. During tutorial, students help each other reach a conclusion to their POC. The tutorial process is question-based, meaning the students ask each other questions in order for the student presenter to have that "aha" moment when the problem makes sense to them. The goal of tutorial for students to guide the process, with tutor intervention coming when all students in the group are stuck.
After tutorial, students must complete a reflection on the back of the TRF. The TRF and reflection are due the AVID class following tutorial for that particular TRF. Tutorial in approximately 50% of the AVID class and occurs at least twice per week. A TRF is due every day that class has tutorial.
Please click on AVID TRF Form for a blank TRF.
The AVID Binder
The AVID Binder is a critical component of the AVID system. The binder helps students as an organizational tool. We have found that organized students are successful students. The AVID Binder is assessed every two weeks for a grade. During a Binder Check, students are assessed on their note taking in all of their classes, as well as maintaining an organized binder of materials that are dated and kept in chronological order. It is the expectation that students have an organized binder at all times and the binder can be assessed at any point.
Click on the links below to access the rubric used to grade the AVID Binder
Watch the videos below for information on how to take notes using the Cornell note method. Cornell notes are graded in the following areas:
- Student name, date, block, topic, and essential question.
- REVISED notes (revisions are done within 24 hrs. and include highlighting main ideas, circling vocabulary)
- Level 2 or 3 questions in left column.
- Thorough summary of learning.
Cornell notes are graded during an AVID Binder Check. Please see the AVID Binder section for a Cornell note grading rubric.
Learning logs are an effective tool for summarizing content and information learned during a class in which formal note-taking was not possible or feasible. Learning logs provide a list of activities for that particular day and class, as well as a summary of learning. At least 1 Learning Log is required for each Binder Check. Learning Logs can be completed on test/quiz days, labs, or videos.
Please click on the link below to view a Learning Log.