Essential #8 - A sufficient number of tutors must be available in AVID elective class(es) to facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. Tutors should be students from colleges and universities and they must be trained to implement the methodologies used in AVID.
We are constantly struggling to find enough tutors to hit the 7 to 1 student/tutor ratio. This year in the Spring semester I trained my AVID seniors in Tutorology and then deployed them to the period 1 AVID 9-11 classes. While there were some challenges at first, I feel we overcame those obstacles and saw the differences in their tutorials.
Please see video Essentials 6 & 8 which demonstrates our working toward mastering this essential