Why it is Important that Personal Tutoring Programmes Support the Development of Learning and Transferable Skills

It is essential that tutors support the development of learning and transferable skills as tutors see the progress of students across all classes, this allows the tutor to offer guidance with the full perspective of the student’s progress so far. Tutors are in the best position to create an individual learning plan as they have this full perspective and are more likely to be unbiased due to being in the tutoring role; however, it is common that tutors will also fill a lecturing role as well. As the tutoring role sits alongside other classes promoting skills that are transferable between the other classes and into the workplace is a positive to the course as a whole, likely increasing a student’s grades across all units. As students are seeing a direct benefit from tutoring classes this will increase the likelihood they will attend the tutoring sessions where other important information will be provided. Once students graduate there are various skills that will be required that are not included in the awarding body curriculum and are not specific to any particular unit, as a result these skills will often be omitted from the course delivery. Some of these skills may include interview technique, time management, organisational skills, work ethic, etc., all these skills are essential to a successful work life. Other skills such as exam technique, progression options and money management are all skills that will hugely benefit the student if they plan to continue within education.

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