Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor

Supporting Learners through Personal Tutoring and Coaching

By Andrew Stork, Ben Walker

Contributions by: Susan Wallace

How confident do you feel in your personal tutoring role? In the face of ever-increasing and demanding learner issues, do you feel equipped to provide the essential support to meet their needs? This timely book will provide you with essential help in an area which has often been given little attention in comparison with curriculum delivery by: contextualizing the support side of a teacher's role within further education * looking beyond conventional notions of personal tutoring and coaching * appreciating the real world applications of issues * recognizing the benefits personal tutoring and coaching bring to learners and educational institutions * reflecting on a variety of different approaches to support learners' achievement. The book provides proven practical advice and guidance for planning and delivering group tutorials, undertaking one to ones, identifying and managing vulnerable learners and those at risk of not achieving, as well as helping learners to progress onto their chosen career paths. It explores methods to engage the most disaffected and hard to reach learners, as well as stretching and challenging the more able. It includes clear aims, detailed case studies, learning checklists, and a unique self-assessment system for the reader and the educational institution. You are encouraged to develop your skills in order to influence individual learners, as well as the systems, processes, and performance of your educational institution by becoming an outstanding personal tutor. The book is an excellent foundation for the majority of modules on teacher training qualifications and is relevant to any pre-service or in-service trainee teacher or existing practitioner with a personal tutoring role, a specialized personal tutor, manager, or anyone in a learner-facing role within further education. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: Further Education) [Subject: Education]

Publication Date: 10/21/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781910391051

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