Drawing on sessions where three expert tutors were teaching algebra, this paper presents a model for examining the array of tutoring actions and reactions. The model is designed to provide a structure for examining some elements of the teaching process--including the instruction plan, goals related to the subject matter, goals related to the student--and some strategies for implementing them.
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