Working One-to-One with Students: Supervising, Coaching, Mentoring, and Personal Tutoring, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Working One-to-One with Students

Supervising, Coaching, Mentoring, and Personal Tutoring, 1st Edition

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


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

This indispensable series is aimed at new lecturers, postgraduate students who have teaching time, Graduate Teaching Assistants, part-time tutors and demonstrators, as well as experienced teaching staff who may feel it’s time to review their skills in teaching and learning.

Titles in this series will provide the teacher in higher education with practical, realistic guidance on the various different aspects of their teaching role, which is underpinned not only by current research in the field, but also by the extensive experience of individual authors, and with a keen eye kept on the limitations and opportunities therein. By bridging a gap between academic theory and practice, all titles will provide generic guidance on the topics covered, which is then brought to life through the use of short, illustrative examples drawn from a range of disciplines. All titles in the series will:

  • represent up-to-date thinking and incorporate the use of computing and appropriate learning technology
  • consider methods and approaches for teaching and learning when there is an increasing diversity in learning and a growth in student numbers
  • encourage readers to reflect, critique and apply learning in their practice and professional context
  • provide links and references to other work on the topic and research evidence where appropriate.

Titles in the series will prove invaluable whether they are used for self-study, as reference material when seeking teaching recognition or as part of a formal taught programme on teaching and learning in higher education (HE), and will also be of relevance to teaching staff working in further education (FE) settings.

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