Tutor Training and Development
Tutor training is run by a teaching specialist, starting with a 3 hour session covering essential knowledge, followed by a 6 week program that covers more specific aspects of tutoring and particular concerns of participants. The initial session is run at the start of semester 1 and repeated in semester 2.
- New tutors gain an understanding of tutoring fundamentals;
- Payroll training;
- OHS training, meeting school requirements;
- Training in using the Engineering Design Studios.
- Tutors need to be sent to a training session at the start of the semester.
This program provides customised feedback questionnaires to students in tutorials and workshop classes. The questionnaires are then collated, automatically scanned, and the results summarised in a spreadsheet for review. Comments are collated and saved as a PDF. The ELU can help design the questionnaires and handle their processing. This program is best suited to subjects with a large pool of tutors with regular turn over.
The development aspect of this program offers two opportunities to improve teaching through observation and should be implemented after the review process:
- Formal observation and feedback - A process of working with tutors on an individual basis to identify areas that are done well or could be improved.
- Peer observation - This involves tutors observing sessions run by senior tutors to gain a better understanding of teaching.
- Improve the teaching performance of your tutors.
- Improve your students' understanding.
- 2 meetings to understand your requirements and provide feedback.
- 10 minutes of a class for students to fill out feedback forms.
- Engineering Systems Design 1 & 2, Engineering Mechanics, and Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics;