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Before the start of a programme of module, there may be a vacation or other slack time when students could, if they wished, do much to pave their way towards success. To be able to do so, they need to know what might be useful things for them to do to prepare for your programme. […]

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Normal fears and anxieties

The good news is that most tutors overcome their initial fears and anxieties about tutoring. Knowing what to expect, and knowing that most of your fellow tutors have felt the same concerns, may alleviate your anxieties. Tutoring is not easy; it will constantly confront you with your own weaknesses and failings. This can be difficult […]

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Fear and anxiety are natural emotions we often feel in our daily encounters and interactions with others. New situations such as tutoring, where people start out as strangers, frequently heighten these feelings. Tutoring is not just any new situation, however; the great challenges, expectations, and social complications it brings compound normal fears and anxieties. When […]

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The art of tutoring

The art of tutoring, like any other art, is learned in the doing. To be really good at it requires, some special personality traits, skills, and sensitivity, The one-to-one relationship brings you into direct, personal contact with the pupil. There is always some tension, some anxiety in a relationship of that proximity. The way you […]

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Qualifying as a tutor

The art of tutoring is as old as education itself. In the early days, before the Industrial Revolution, before there was such a thing as mass education, children were taught the basic educational skills by tutors, or in very small school houses. The wealthy hired tutors not only to instruct their children in the necessary […]

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Pre-twentieth century Distance education is by no means a new idea. It can be argued that its history goes back thousands of years when voyagers travelled the world and transported with them their systems of beliefs, their skills in navigation, boat building and architecture, and their social structures. In most cases this ‘education’ would be […]

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The different types of learning

There are many students and each one of them learns in an unique way. There are many different kinds of learning with which students can be taught, some of them are listed below: Face to Face Face to face is the most traditional form of delivering education, and the one with which people will have […]

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