Tutor Videos

Suggested Videos for Tutors

Improving Practice with Sarah Brown Wessling: Gradual Release of Responsibility


Best Practices of Highly Effective Tutors: What to do and what not to do, a 6 minute 28 second YouTube video that models productive and counterproductive behaviors of a tutor. Watch each scenario then determine if the tutor handled the situation in a productive or counterproductive manner; the video will provide prompts after each scenario.


Tutor training video, YouTube video, 4 minutes 33 seconds. This video gives an overview of ways to build the student/tutor relationship.


TLC Adult Literacy Tutors YouTube Playlist


Suggested Video Sites for Adult Literacy Tutors 

  • It’s Never Too LateIt’s Never Too Late is a Philadelphia-based grassroots initiative that is dedicated to helping adult non-readers achieve the basic skills needed to cope with the text in their everyday lives.
  • Mlots - The Media Library of Teaching Skills (MLoTS) is a free, digital collection of short, authentic classroom videos intended for adult basic education professional development.  
  • New American Horizons - Teaching ESL to Adults, Classroom Approaches in Action 

  • ProLiteracy Education Network, Online Trainings and Resources 


This publication was supported by the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education. However, the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position of the policy of the U.S. Department of Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. No official endorsement of these agencies should be inferred.