Personal tutoring: what students want
This session, which will be mainly student-led, will review a focus group of what students want from personal tutoring, why they engage with a personal tutor, and why they might avoid a personal tutor or see no need to make or keep appointments.
Level 6 students, who have committed to regular personal tutoring meetings, will be reflecting on their findings from discussion fora and questionnaires with other students to assess areas of good practice that flow across programmes.
What are the main reasons for students not engaging with personal tutoring? Knowing the reasons for non-engagement could provide better resources for encouraging engagement.
- How do students feel about the relationship between them and their personal tutor?
- Why might students not attend personal tutoring meetings?
- Examples of good personal tutoring
- Why a personal tutor matters to students
- What are students looking for?
- What are students avoiding?
- Strategies that will encourage student engagement with personal tutoring
- Templates for positive conversations during a personal tutoring session
- Strategies to encourage students to make the connection between engagement with personal tutoring and academic achievement.
- How a PT can counter resistance to engagement with personal tutoring
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