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Working one-to-one with students: supervising, coaching, mentoring, and personal tutoring

Working one-to-one with students: supervising, coaching, mentoring, and personal tutoring

Wisker, Gina, 1951-

Working One-to-One with Studentsis 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

Book. English.
Published London; New York: Routledge, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Gina Wisker ... [et al.]
ISBN: 0203016491, 0415365309, 0415365317, 9780203016497, 9780415365307, 9780415365314
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: x, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: Key guides for effective teaching in higher education series
Subject: College teaching Great Britain.; Individualized instruction Great Britain.


  1. Introduction : supervising, mentoring, coaching, and personal tutoring : working one-to-one with students
  2. An introduction to the skills and the roles : coaching, mentoring, supervising, and personal tutoring
  3. Coaching skills and supporting learners : generic skills for one-to-one work
  4. Personal tutoring
  5. Mentoring, work-based, and community placement support
  6. Supervising projects and dissertations
  7. Dealing with diversity 1 : learning approaches and styles, different sorts of learners, international students
  8. Diversity 2 : academic advice, disability, and mental health
  9. Supervising and supporting students one-to-one at a distance
  10. Helping students help themselves : peer support
  11. Supervising postgraduates in the social sciences, arts, and humanities
  12. Supervising Ph. D.s in the sciences, engineering, and medicine.

Author note

Gina Wiskeris Head of Learning and Teaching, Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton.
Kate Exleyis an Education Consultant and Series Editor of the Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Educationseries.
Maria Antoniouis Research Fellow at the Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton.

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


"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