The aims of this workshop are to:
• Understand who the personal tutor is?
• Introduce some of the key principles of personal tutoring
• Consider the support available to personal tutors at local (e.g. school / department) and institutional level
Personal tutoring is central to student experiences and personal tutoring programs offer students opportunities to receive guidance, advice and support on all kinds of things during their academic journey at university. Each individual's journey is different and personal tutoring programs are expected to meet the needs of different types of students as well as respond to institutional processes and procedures.
This workshop offers an opportunity to consider some of the key underlying principles in the role of the personal tutor with reference to some expectations and practical steps that the tutor can apply to their role.
At the end of this workshop trainees should be able to:
• Define some of the main features in the role of a personal tutor
• Identify what personal tutors need to consider when tutoring
• Consider ways to support students in different situations and contexts
• Consider ways to tailor a tutoring sessions to meet the needs of the student
• Consider the importance of networking and partnering with students to develop effective tutoring approaches
• Consider ways in which students can contribute to the tutoring process
• Identify what is available to support personal tutors
Presenter: Dr Angharad Naylor
Dr Angharad Naylor is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University. She is the Director of Teaching and Learning and a Senior Personal Tutor.