All tutees are ‘personal’ … not just personal tutees

Nevin Bayoumi-Stefanovic (University of Greenwich)

Monday, April 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Session Outline


This session aims to do the following:

- Use the lens of compassionate teaching to understand how it is possible for a subject tutor to create an environment of safety , engagement and trust between students and themselves whereby both the teacher and student feel free to engage as themselves

- Use the above to show how the ‘personal tutor-tutee’ relationship can be multiplied by a large factor through educating students on a subject but communicating with them using a PERSONAL tutoring approach…... and hence impact that students may feel since the tutor has the advantage of seeing the students week in and week out during the term, which a personal tutor often does not

- Clear examples will be given of how and when this can happen, and the small mind shift needed to allow the tutor to be open to doing so

- Illustrate to any Pracademics in the audience how ‘we’ are particularly well placed to show a level of vulnerability which then allows us to access our compassionate delivery of teaching.

Competencies
This session addresses the following competencies of the UKAT Professional Framework for Advising and Tutoring
R1 - Build advising and tutoring relationships through empathetic listening and compassion for students, and be accessible in ways that challenge, support, nurture, and teach
R2 - Communicate in an inclusive and respectful manner
R3 - Motivate, encourage, and support students to recognize their potential, meet challenges, and respect individuality