Online tutoring skills
ONE OF THE FIRST tasks for the online tutor is to get to know the learners for whom they are going to be responsible. That means:
Of course, it is only right that they should get to know as much about you!
One way of establishing the relationship between tutor and learner is to agree a 'learning contract', defining the parameters for the way you work together. The contract could include the following:
Once the tutor has committed to the contract, they must endeavour to keep to it. If they promise to respond to all emails within 24 hours, then they must follow this through in practice. And some thought needs to be given to how cover will be organised in the case of holidays, sickness and other unforeseen absences.
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