This teacher-friendly book focuses on how secondary students learn and how those in different roles in schools can promote their learning.
Tutors, Tutor Groups and Learning1
‘Someone who tells them off and gives them stuff.’ This was how one tutor described her role at a school staff development day. This chapter considers a more significant role that tutors can play in supporting the learning of their tutor groups. We consider the special position of the tutor in the school and how this can be used with their tutor group to support learning. The tutor could then better describe himself or herself as ‘someone who helps them learn’.
Marland and Rogers captured some of the important aspects of the tutor's role as champion of the tutee when they wrote:
The tutor is the heart of the school, the specialist whose specialism is bringing everything together, ...