There are plenty of online resources to assist you with aspects of the role, however, one very practical resource you can draw on is the experience of your colleagues. Take time to talk with each other about your techniques and approaches to personal tutoring and find out what seems to work for your students on your programmes. Someone in your Department carries the responsibility of Senior Tutor and is able to offer support to you directly, too, and you are welcome to come along to one of the Personal Tutoring workshops run by the LLI.
- Making effective use of your Personal Tutor: Student information and guidance sheet;
- Signposting for Personal Tutors: a contact sheet showing where to direct students who raise concerns that are beyond your remit as personal tutor;
- Making Personal Tutoring Work is a highly practical brochure written by Phil Race and Teaching Fellows at Leeds Beckett University with case studies and ‘top tips’ on both academic and personal development conversations;
- What does good academic advising look like? a web resource which sets out the qualities of a Personal Tutor with guidance on how you might demonstrate these qualities, based on research conducted at Oxford Brookes University.