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Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor

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Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor

Supporting Learners through Personal Tutoring and Coaching

AUTHOR : By Andrew Stork and Ben Walker Edited by Susan Wallace

ISBN : 9781910391051

Edition No : 1

Publication : 21 Oct 2015

Extent : 216 pgs

ISBN : 9781910391068

Publication : 21 Oct 2015

Extent : 216 pgs

ISBN : 9781910391075

Publication : 21 Oct 2015

Extent : 216 pgs

ISBN : 9781910391082

Publication : 21 Oct 2015

Extent : 216 pgs

Description

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 provides you with essential help in an area which has often been given little attention in comparison with curriculum delivery by:

  • contextualising 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;
  • recognising the benefits personal tutoring and coaching bring to learners and educational institutions;
  • reflecting on a variety of different approaches to support learners’ achievement as well as positively affecting institutional key performance indicators.

It 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 text 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 specialised personal tutor, manager or anyone in a learner-facing role within further education.

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 Learner Experience - key activities

Chapter 5: The Learner Experience – key procedures

Chapter 6: Using solution-focused coaching with learners

Chapter 7: Observation

Chapter 8: Reflective practice

Chapter 9: Measuring impact

Chapter 10: What next?

Index

Author

 

Andrew Stork is a lecturer in marketing and teacher educator who has co-responsibility for the personal tutoring and coaching of learners at The Sheffield College. He previously worked in marketing management and consultancy roles before focusing on marketing education. He has a wide range of experience training, mentoring and supporting teachers and personal tutors as module leader on PGCE and certificate of education courses, as well as undertaking various curriculum leadership and quality roles. He has undertaken recently published research into how coaching conversations help students learn through the Education and Training Foundation and working with The University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training.

Ben Walker has co-responsibility for the personal tutoring and coaching of learners at The Sheffield College and is an English lecturer and teacher trainer. Prior to this he was a full time English lecturer for several years and then head of department for English. Through teaching on the PGCE and certificate of education courses and being an observer, he has experience training, mentoring and supporting teachers and personal tutors.  He has undertaken recently published research into how coaching conversations help students learn through the Education and Training Foundation and working with The University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training,

Susan Wallace is Emeritus Professor of Education at Nottingham Trent University where, for many years, part of her role was to support learning on the initial training courses for teachers in the FE sector.  She has researched and published extensively on education, training and management of behaviour, and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences. Her particular interests are in mentoring and the motivation and behaviour of students.

 

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Your Reviews on this book

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

Heather Booth-Martin, Craven College

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

Matthew Lowden, University of Winchester
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