The Medical Master Tutor Training

Publication ID Published Version
9116 March 16, 2012 1


Medical students are often challenged academically in the classroom. Peer tutoring is an excellent method to not only enhancing students’ learning, but also increasing metacognition and self-regulation. This module is written for a person presenting a tutor training for medical school students. This training presents an overview of theory that can be used to support students as learners and students as tutors.


Tucker C, Gibbs K. The Medical Master Tutor Training. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2012. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To promote independence in learning.
  2. To facilitate medical students insights into learning and learning processes.
  3. To respect individual differences.
  4. To understand responsibilities: Academic Enhancement Center guidelines, preparation time, payroll, time, tutee responsibilities.


  • Peer Tutoring, Tutors, Metacognition, Self-Regulation


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Professional Interest

  • Cognition, Human Learning & Problem Solving
  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Teaching Skills

Instructional Methods

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Medical Student


  • Presentation
  • Reference

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