Explores the complexity of personal tutoring at higher education level. The handbook covers counselling and listening skills, the institutional context and problems in tutoring adolescent, mature and postgraduate students, as well as those from culturally different backgrounds.
This is a sourcebook for personal tutors working in higher education, whether in old or new universities or in colleges of higher education. The authors are concerned to increase the knowledge base of personal tutors in order to help them become more effective with students while, at the same time, enhancing their own experience and job satisfaction. This handbook draws on a wide range of examples through which the complexities of personal tutoring are explored. In particular, it covers the necessary counselling and listening skills, the institutional context, the special problems of adolescent, mature and postgraduate students, and of those from culturally different backgrounds. The emphasis is on practical guidance, and the authors highlight the need for time, training and reflective thought.
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"The book certainly provides a good insight into the counselling process which will benefit anyone who has not had much to do with it before. It contains a great many examples of real problems experienced by students, with comments on how each one was handled. The authors are clear that their book is not going to turn authors into counsellors. Their aim is more modest: to help tutors be a little more sensitive, to exercise a little more caution, to be aware of their own limitations and to make use of other sources of help." - Educational Review
Table of Contents
Setting the scene; the role of the tutor; counselling and listening skills; adolescence; study skills; mature and postgraduate students; tutoring the culturally different; the personal tutor as part of the pastoral care system; the process of change in higher education; summary and resources for personal tutors. Appendix: resource directory.
HANDBOOK FOR PERSONAL TUTORS by Sue Wheeler
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