Personal tutoring

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

Personal tutoring is integral to the student experience at Greenwich. It is supported through guidance and signposting, online workshops for personal tutors and via the UKAT national professional recognition scheme for personal tutors.  This personal tutor hub 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, as well as running the UKAT Personal Tutoring Scheme, which you can find out more below.

CPD for Personal tutors 

Being an Effective Personal Tutor and Coaching Conversations for Personal Tutors are two online CPD workshops led by Dr Rachel George and Dr Eve Rapley.

Being an Effective Personal Tutor is a 1.5-hour workshop, which is aimed for new and experienced personal tutors alike. For those wanting to develop personal tutoring further, the 3-hour Coaching Conversations workshop is highly practical and provides opportunities to engage in tutor-tutee dialogues through role play and exploring scenarios.

More information about these workshops and how to book can be found on Horizon Learning (Please remember to download the calendar invite to get the Teams link).

UKAT Professional Recognition for Personal tutors 

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 UKAT institutional membership, we support an annual cohort of personal tutors to gain professional recognition by creating a portfolio of evidence. The university offers this as a fully funded CPD opportunity, which includes personal membership of UKAT and external assessment of the portfolio of evidence. Colleagues who successfully gain a place are part of a cohort which run for 12-15 months with regular group and individual tutorials facilitated by Rachel George, Michael Talbot, Amy Austin and Eve Rapley. A team of Greenwich UKAT award holders also act as UKAT buddies to provide further support and advice.

Current UKAT professional award holders at University of Greenwich

  • Recognised Senior Adviser (RSA):
    • Ronald Gibson (Faculty of Business)
  • 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)
    • Sammi Taylor RPA (Faculty of Engineering and Science)
    • Charlotte Pilbeam-Bailey RPA (Faculty of Engineering and Science)
    • Theresa Frostick RPA (Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences)
    • Fiona Wheeler RPA (Faculty of Business)
    • Katherine Leopold RPA (Faculty of Business)
    • Mohammad Sakikhales (Faculty of Engineering and Science)

Cohort 2 is currently in progress with many on track to submit this term. The Academic & Learning Enhancement team are pleased to announce that a third cohort (commencing January 2023) will be supported to provide a chance for more Greenwich personal tutors to gain professional recognition. Anyone interested is strongly encouraged to attend one of the Personal Tutor: UKAT information sessions to find out more, which can be booked onto via horizon (Please remember to download the calendar invite to get the Teams link).

If you wish to enrol onto the UKAT Personal Tutoring scheme, please complete a short written application here. You will require approval from your line manager before doing this.

For further information about personal tutoring at Greenwich please contact Dr Eve Rapley and Dr Rachel George, or the Academic & Learning Enhancement Team on UKAT@gre.ac.uk