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Becoming an Effective Personal Tutor in Higher Education

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Becoming an Effective Personal Tutor in Higher Education

AUTHOR : By Dave Lochtie, Emily McIntosh, Andrew Stork and Ben Walker

ISBN : 9781910391983

Edition No : 1

Publication : 17 Sep 2018

Extent : 216 pgs

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Edition No : 1

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Publication : 17 Sep 2018

Extent : 216 pgs

Description

This is an important new text for all lecturers within higher education (HE) who have a personal tutoring role. It introduces the concept of coaching and personal tutoring within HE, examines the core values and skills required by the tutor, looks in detail at student engagement and the student experience in relation to the tutoring role and the need to measure impact. Throughout, the text encourages reflection and the need to think critically about the role of the personal tutor. In addition, it contextualises the role within the HE quality assurance landscape including the UK Quality Code and the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Contents

Foreword 

Introduction

Chapter 1: What is a personal tutor?

Chapter 2: Core values and skills of the personal tutor

Chapter 3: Setting boundaries

Chapter 4: The Student Experience - key activities

Chapter 5: The Student Experience – key procedures

Chapter 6: Using solution-focused coaching with students

Chapter 7: Reflective practice

Chapter 8: Measuring impact

Chapter 9: What next?

Index

Author

 

Andrew Stork is a lecturer in marketing, doctoral researcher in sustainable branding and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is the co-author of the highly regarded book Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor: Supporting Learners through Personal Tutoring and Coaching (2015). Previously, he held the roles of manager of personal tutoring, course leader of the Postgraduate Certificate of Education course, and has undertaken various quality, staff development and curriculum leadership positions. He is a Chartered Marketer and, prior to working in education, he worked in marketing management and consultancy roles.

Ben Walker is a senior lecturer and doctoral researcher in academic development at the University of Lincoln and co-authored the highly regarded Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor: Supporting Learners through Personal Tutoring and Coaching (2015).  He has designed and delivered staff development on personal tutoring, is a member of the UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) Professional Development committee and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Previously he held the roles of manager of personal tutoring, head of department for English, course leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education course and English teacher. 

Dave Lochtie is Chair of the Professional Development Committee and Executive Committee member for UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) which represents and supports personal tutors and academic advisors across the UK. He is also the Student Opportunities Manager at the Union of Students, University of Derby having previously worked at the Universities of New Orleans, Roehampton and Bournemouth in the management of Personal Tutoring, Success Coaching, Administration and Admissions.  Prior to this he worked as a qualified primary school teacher. He also served as an elected Director, Trustee and Governor of the University of Roehampton and Bournemouth University Students Union.

Emily McIntosh is Director of Student Life at the University of Bolton where she is have responsible for welcome and induction, personal tutoring, student learning development and peer learning as well as contributing to a variety of cross-institutional strategic initiatives.  Her research interests extend to student peer learning, transitions, personal tutoring and student resilience.  She is an Executive Committee member of UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) and a member of the UKAT Research Committee.  She is also the network coordinator for the European First Year Experience Network (EFYE).  She previously held positions at the University of Manchester, the University of Liverpool and Keele University working in a variety of roles in teaching & learning, student support and the broader student experience.

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This is an excellent book and I really like the way it is written , the content and the critical thinking activities.

[Review based on earlier edition]

 

Heather Booth-Martin, Craven College

The book is very clear, well laid out and relevant to a number of different people. 

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Matthew Lowden, University of Winchester
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