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Introduction to personal tutoring

Workshop details

Dates for 2023-24

  • Tuesday 10 October and Friday 20 October 10.00-12.30 (in person)
  • Friday 01 December and Friday 15 December 10.00-12.30 (in person)

2024 dates

  • Thursday 08 February and Thursday 29 February 10.00-12.30 (in person)
  • Friday 10 May and Friday 24 May 10.00-12.30 (in person)

The workshop consists of 2 x two and a half-hour sessions plus approximately one hour of pre-session work and 30 mins of post-session work. You will be required to attend both face-to-face sessions.

Kate Ippolito and Claire Fox

Administrative Enquiries
Su Beasley edudevcourses@ic.ac.uk

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Who should attend?

Designed for staff who are (or will soon be) personal tutors, this workshop helps participants to equip themselves for this important role and engages them with information and techniques to support and develop their tutees. There are opportunities for participants to discuss issues of particular interest or concern. To allow you to develop and apply new approaches to everyday practice, this workshop consists of 2 x two and a half-hour sessions, plus approximately one hour of pre-session work and one hour of between session work. You should attend both sessions.

Please note that this workshop is provided in the context of Imperial College practice and policy. For this reason we normally only accept Imperial staff or NHS staff who act as personal tutors to Imperial students.

Key areas

  • Understanding the role of the Personal Tutor at Imperial
  • The importance of making and maintaining connection with your tutees
  • Who are your tutees and what might they want your help with?
  • Conversational strategies for supporting and developing students
  • Sources of support and development for students and personal tutors at Imperial
  • Responding to the academic and well-being related needs of students, including those from different cultural backgrounds and with a range of disabilities
  • Managing confidentiality and disclosure

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1 or D2 level of the Imperial STAR Framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF 2023): A2, A4, K2, K3, V1, V2, V4, V5.

Further resources

Imperial's online Personal Tutor's Guide has been developed to complement this workshop and to provide an up-to-date, one-stop source of information for Imperial’s many Personal Tutors. Its purpose is:

  • To bring together the information, contacts and resources that personal tutors find useful when developing and supporting tutees.
  • To orientate and inform those new to personal tutoring at Imperial.
  • To highlight new information and guidance to experienced personal tutors

The guide itself falls into four main sections:

Each section provides guidance, tips and links, carefully put together to give you the information you need as quickly and easily as possible.

If you have any questions about the guide, please contact Kate Ippolito.