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Learning Hub: Tutorials

What happens during tutorials with a ...?

  1. You set the agenda for tutorials and decide on the topic for discussion.
  1. Appointments will normally be arranged on a Monday- Friday between 9-5 and will last for 30 minutes.
  1. The aim of the sessions is to focus on developing learning so:
    1.  You might want to bring:
  • A marked assignment so that we can discuss feedback
  • A module handbook
  • An outline of the assessment criteria for an assignment
  • A timetable of submission dates to talk about time management
  1. We will help you devise strategies to check your own work but we will not proofread.
  2. We will help you to identify ways to improve your writing based on a draft piece of work. For this reason only one tutorial is offered for each piece of work (unless advised by the tutor).  You are advised to email a draft piece of work in advance of the tutorial so that we can prepare feedback.
  3. Tutorials will focus on the style and structure of the student’s work not on discipline specific content.
  1. We may refer students to another source of support within the University where appropriate.
  1. To allow the Learning Hub to meet the needs of all students:
    1.  We are usually only able to offer one tutorial per week (unless recommended by the Learning Advisor).
    2. It is important that you let us know if you are unable to attend so we can offer your appointment to another student.
    3. If you are unable to attend a face-to-face tutorial, we may be able to offer you an alternative service.
  1. You set the agenda for tutorials and decide on the topic for discussion.  You need to have an idea of the specific area of mathematics or statistics that you would like to develop.
  1. Appointments will normally be arranged on a Monday-Thursday and will last for 30 minutes.
    1. The aim of the sessions is to focus on developing learning so you might want to bring:
  • Sample questions
  • Details of your exam or assignment submission
  • Mock exam papers
  1. In order to consolidate your learning, we may ask you to answer questions in your own time before the next tutorial.
  1. We may refer you to another source of support within the University where appropriate. Mubashar can provide help with foundation level engineering maths, but for more advanced engineering maths, you will be referred to the School of Science and Engineering.
  1. To allow the Learning Hub to meet the needs of all students:
    1.  We are usually only able to offer one tutorial in a week (unless advised by the learning advisor).
    2. It is important that you let us know if you are unable to attend so we can offer your appointment to another student.
  1. These tutorials are for students who want to develop their use of English language. This could be to focus on the 4 skills (writing, reading, listening and speaking), academic style and register, or particular grammar items in order to improve accuracy in writing and speaking.
  1. You should bring work with you (not send it before the tutorial). We do not proofread work.
  2. We are usually only able to offer one tutorial per week.
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Learning Advisors for Literacy

We have two learning advisors for literacy who can help you with your writing style and structure.  If English is not your first language, you may find it more useful to book an appointment with an English Language tutor instead.

 

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 Yvonne Cotton Sue Myer
Learning Advisor (Literacy) Learning Hub Manager
Request an appointment with Yvonne at: http://tees.libcal.com/appointment/1864 Request an appointment with Sue at: http://tees.libcal.com/appointment/889

 

Learning Advisor for Maths

For help with maths or statistics, book an appointment with Dr Mubashar Ahmad.  Mubashar is usually available  Mon-Thurs.

Book an appointment with Mubashar at: http://tees.libcal.com/appointment/2588

English Language Tutor

English Language tutors provide help with academic English and grammar for international students. The English Language tutors will be available Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-11am.

Book an appointment with an English Language tutor at http://tees.libcal.com/appointment/2595