Setting boundaries

Personal Tutors should make clear from the outset the boundaries of the tutor-tutee relationship. When can a tutee see you? When will you not be available? What can you help with? Are students aware that there can be limits to confidentiality?  Your role is to support and develop your tutee through their studies, not to solve all of their problems.  

Each Personal Tutor may approach setting his or her own boundaries differently, based on their own personal style, abilities and situation, but boundaries should be in line with the College tutorial system and policies. This section will help you to set your professional boundaries.  It is also a good idea to talk to your Senior or Postgraduate Tutor about boundaries.