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Working One-to-One with Students

Supervising, Coaching, Mentoring, and Personal Tutoring

By Gina Wisker, Kate Exley, Maria Antoniou, Pauline Ridley

© 2007 – Routledge

214 pages

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Working One-to-One with Students is written for Higher Education academics, adjuncts, teaching assistants and research students who are looking for guidance inside and outside the classroom. This book is a jargon-free, practical guide to improving one-to-one teaching, covering a wide range of teaching contexts, including mentoring students and staff, supervising dissertations and how to approach informal meetings outside of lectures.

Written in an engaging, accessible style and grounded in experience, this book offers a combination of practical advice backed by relevant learning theory. Featuring a wealth of case studies and useful resources, the book covers areas including:

  • Supporting students
  • Encouraging independent learning
  • Mentoring coaching and personal tutoring
  • Developing peer groups and buddying programs
  • Dealing with diversity, difficult students and ethical dilemmas
  • supervising the undergraduate dissertation

Supervising postgraduates in the arts, social sciences and sciences.

This book is a short, snappy, practical guide that covers this key element of a lecturer’s work. In the spirit of the series (KEY GUIDES FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING in HIGHER EDUCATION) this book covers relevant theory that effectively informs practice.


"Working One-to-One with Students, volume nine of the series Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education, is a recommended resource for all who are interested in career development and achievement, holistic personal growth, and communication techniques."--Teaching Theology and Religion, April 2010, 178-179

Table of Contents

Coaching Skills and Supporting Learners. Mentoring Students and Developing Student Mentors. Supervising Undergraduate Projects and Dissertations. Supervising and Supporting Independent Learning. Work-Based Learning and Keeping Personal Development Portfolios. Peer Groups, Buddying. One-to-One Teaching Online. Interpersonal Skills: Dealing with Difficult People and Diversity. Supervising Postgraduates in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Supervising Postgraduates in the Sciences. SENDA and Students with Disabilities. Additional Sources of Information

About the Authors

Gina Wisker is Head of Learning and Teaching, Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton.

Kate Exley is an Education Consultant and Series Editor of the Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education series.

Maria Antoniou is Research Fellow at the Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton.

Pauline Ridley is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton.

About the Series

Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education

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