Personal tutoring

Discover our guidance and resources available, related to supporting personal tutoring and being a personal tutor at the University of Greenwich.

This section brings together key information and guidance for personal tutors in one place, as well as signposting to other university support services and key contacts. Along with the guidance here, the Academic & Learning Enhancement team provide CPD workshops for personal tutors. In 2021/2022 we will be facilitating 2 online workshops:

Being an Effective Personal Tutor at Greenwich and Coaching Conversations for Personal Tutors. Information about them and how to book can be found here.

The university is proud to support personal tutoring and has institutional membership of UKAT (UK Advising and Tutoring Association). This important international organisation is at the forefront of developing personal tutoring practice, literature and research. We are very excited to be part of this important area of HE tutor development, and to be part of this rapidly growing and very enthusiastic group of practitioners and researchers.

UKAT is the only UK organisation to offer professional recognition qualifications for personal tutors. As part of our institutional membership we supported our first cohort (commencing January 2021) of personal tutors to gain professional recognition. Following successful completion and assessment of their portfolios over the summer, we are delighted to announce our first UKAT professional award holders as Recognised Practitioner in Advising (RPA):

Amy Austin RPA (Faculty of Engineering and Science)

Nevin Bayoumi-Stefanovic RPA (Faculty of Business)

Julie Mundair RPA (Faculty of Business)

Michael Talbot RPA (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Michael Wynn-Williams RPA (Faculty of Business)

The remainder of cohort one are working on their portfolios and we look forward to announcing their recognition awards soon!

Such is the success of our initial cohort the Academic & Learning Enhancement team are pleased to announce that a second cohort (commencing January 2022) will be supported. We will be offering fully funded UKAT individual membership and tutorial support to gain professional recognition.

Two online sessions will be held to give prospective personal tutors information about UKAT, the different levels of professional recognition, what the portfolio entails and what level of commitment is required. We will have a Q&A with some of our current cohort, so potential candidates can get a real sense of what is involved.

These sessions will be held on teams on:

Thursday 21st October 2021 2-3pm

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 2-3pm

To book to attend one of these information sessions please register via Horizon.

For further information about personal tutoring at Greenwich please contact Dr Eve Rapley and Dr Rachel George in the Academic & Learning Enhancement team.