You should bring the following to your first session:

  • Unit outline and any applicable unit material (e.g. lecture notes, assessment details, textbook)
  • Your timetable and a clear idea about your availability for tutoring sessions
  • A list of questions to ask your tutor.
  • During the first tutoring session, you need to establish the best way to work together. You should discuss the following with your tutor:
    • When and where the tutorials will take place. [We recommend that tutoring should take place at a regular time each week, if possible, and at a mutually convenient place.]
    • Method of communication. [We recommend that you exchange contact details with your tutor. You should advise your tutor about your preferred method of contact, such as via mobile phone, or email. This is important in the event that a tutorial session needs to be rescheduled.]
    • Student expectations. [You should have realistic expectations from the start to help your tutor to develop a suitable work plan with you.]
    • Preparation prior to each tutorial. [You should actively prepare for each tutorial session. For example, sending readings to your tutor at least 24 hours before a scheduled tutorial session) and preparing a list of questions that you want to discuss with your tutor.
    • Planning the trimester. [You need to work with your tutor to develop a study plan with specific deadlines for each assessment and exam.]