Is Tutoring Teaching? Exploring Tutoring's Potential to Improve Mathematics Teacher Education

dc.contributor.advisorSorto, M. Alejandra
dc.contributor.authorRasche, Alexander N.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStrickland, Sharon
dc.contributor.committeeMemberObara, Samuel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSweet, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-18T14:29:32Z
dc.date.available2017-05-18T14:29:32Z
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the tutoring practices of mathematics tutors working in one university tutoring center and the corresponding rationale exhibited by the mathematics tutors. This study illustrates how the tutoring practices of mathematics tutors align with the Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices outlined in NCTM’s recent publication <i>Principles to actions: Ensuring mathematical success for all</i>. The three participants were chosen from among five mathematics tutors who volunteered for this study, and were selected because they each had a different amount of tutoring experience and because they each had no prior teaching experiences outside of tutoring nor had they taken any courses about teaching. Data were collected by means of observations of the participants’ tutoring and interviews focused on asking the participants to explain various decisions they were observed to make while tutoring. The observations and interviews were analyzed using qualitative coding. The significance of this study lies in its contribution to mathematics education research focused on how to utilize tutoring experiences as a means of providing pre-service mathematics teachers with authentic opportunities to practice the work of teaching mathematics.
dc.description.departmentMathematics
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent184 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationRasche, A. N. (2017). <i>Is tutoring teaching? Exploring tutoring's potential to improve mathematics teacher education</i> (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/6612
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectExperiential learning
dc.subjectSituated cognition
dc.subjectTeacher education
dc.subjectMathematics teaching education
dc.subjectTutoring
dc.subjectTutoring experiences
dc.subject.lcshMathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)en_US
dc.titleIs Tutoring Teaching? Exploring Tutoring's Potential to Improve Mathematics Teacher Education
thesis.degree.departmentMathematics
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics Education
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
txstate.documenttypeDissertation

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