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Tutoring Students Online Using Technology

An online space for sharing resources and guidance on online tutoring, and for colleagues to discuss issues and share examples of practice. The content of this space will be added to and enhanced over the next few weeks and collates and shares relevant resources and events that have been made publicly available within the UK and US. The space currently contains some guidance on holding remote tutorials meetings, checklists for working from home, freely available video conferencing tools, using video conferencing to support online tutoring, and links to webinars on using Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collaborate for online tutoring.

This space is freely available for anyone to make use of and is not just limited to UKAT members. To access it, click the button below or visit https://bit.ly/online-tutoring. Follow the instructions to sign up with your email address and your choice of password. If you already have an account for the UKAT Learning system (e.g. because you are participating in the pilot of the UKAT Professional Recognition scheme), you do NOT need to create a new account and can login with your existing username and password.

Access the Online Tutoring Resource

NSF Aspire Alliance Guide to Academic Advising for Personal Tutors in STEM Disciplines

The vision of the National Science Foundation-funded Aspire Alliance is to increase the learning, persistence, and completion of students from underrepresented groups (URG) in colleges and universities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Academic staff are a key leverage point in the success of URG undergraduate students. When URG students are taught by URG faculty, they achieve at significantly higher rates. Research also reveals that inclusive teaching, mentoring and advising/personal tutoring leads to enhanced performance, self-efficacy, and STEM identity, which foster persistence. In addition, while academic advising in higher education has been professionalized and its importance in student success recognized, faculty advising has not experienced the advancement in scholarship, theory and practice that is needed.
 

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Adventures in Advising

Colum Cronin and Matt Markin, our good friends from NACADA, run a regular podcast on all matters related to academic advising. 

Check out the Adventures in Advising podcast website for more details, and find the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

NACADA Resources

UKAT is proudly allied with NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising

NACADA have a wide range of freely available resources designed to support academic advisors and academic advising practices, many of which are relevant to the UK. These include journals such as the NACADA Journal and NACADA Review, the NACADA Clearinghouse resource archive, webinars, books and much more. If you're looking for information on academic advising/personal tutoring, the NACADA website is a great place to start.

View the NACADA Resources

UKAT Webinar Archive

An archive of recordings, resources and presentations from Tutoring Matters, UKAT's monthly webinar series

Browse the archive

UKAT Core Values of Personal Tutoring and Academic Advising

The UKAT Core Values of Personal Tutoring and Academic Advising guide articulates what UKAT believes are the fundamental values that underpin an effective personal tutoring or academic advising process. It also identifies the core personal values that effective personal tutors and academic advisors demonstrate in supporting their students.

Download the guide and use it to inform the development of your institutions personal tutoring/academic advising provision, and the training of tutors and advisors. This guidance is designed to be read in conjunction with the UKAT Professional Framework for Advising and Tutoring.