Tutor Training

Tutor training is offered for postgraduate students who take on teaching and demonstrating roles at the university. We offer four different kinds of workshops. Workshops are offered twice a year, just prior to the start of each semester. All sessions will be capped at 28 participants to allow for social distancing. Enrolment for the July workshops will open late June.

Facilitators: Erik Brogt, Julie Wuthnow, Susan Tull

Training SessionsDate, Time & Location

Basic tutor training

This session is aimed at new tutors and demonstrators without
prior teaching experience and covers general teaching
techniques, large and small group teaching, creating a positive
classroom climate and classroom management, question
asking / answering strategies; typical scenarios that
tutors / demonstrators may face in their teaching duties and intervention strategies.

All sessions run 10am-12.00pm 

Monday, July 6, Rehua 528

Tuesday, July 7, Rehua 528

Thursday, July 9, Rehua 528 (will only be available if Monday and Tuesday are full)

Advanced tutor training

This session is aimed at those who have completed the basic tutor
training or experienced tutors. We discuss in more depth topics
around the responsibilities of tutoring, engaging students,
techniques to make student thinking visible, and creating and
maintaining culturally inclusive and safe learning environments. 

All sessions run 10am-12.00pm

Friday, July 10, Rehua 528


Lab supervision and problem-sets sessions

This session is aimed primarily at students in engineering and
science who supervise undergraduate students in labs or tutorials
aimed at solving (mathematical) problem sets, but who do little
whole-class teaching. The focus is on working with individual
students and small groups. Topics include managing and setting
expectations, question asking strategies, approachability,
facilitation of appropriate group dynamics, and the creation of
emotionally and physically safe learning environments. Note that
this workshop does not include lab health and safety.

This session has some overlap with the Basic Tutor Training
workshop, so students should not enrol in both. 

All sessions run 10am-12.00pm

Wednesday, July 8, Rehua 528