Coaching Students During Office Hours

Figuring out the best way to coach students during office hours is a tricky thing. The following videos show a TA interacting with a student who has come to office hours for help with a homework problem. We highly recommend that you watch Office Hours - Scene 1 before watching Scene 2.

As you watch Scene 1, create a table of good and questionable strategies used by the TA. You may find it useful to use this observation log.

Reflecting on what you observed in Scene 1, consider how you could improve upon the strategies employed by the TA.

Now watch Scene 2. What does the TA do to make sure the student is following and understanding?