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Building authentic tutor/tutee relationships


New and experienced academic personal tutors may be interested in the session on how to build authentic tutor/tutee relationships. The online event, running from 10-11am on Thursday 24 November, will explore the term ‘authenticity’ in relation to academic personal tutoring and discuss the potential benefits, how it connects to your teaching practice and some of the potential challenges.

The session is delivered by Rachael O’Connor and Dr Kate Richardson.

Rachel O'Connor is a Lecturer, Director of Student Support and Academic Personal Tutor Lead in the School of Law. Rachael is currently conducting a fellowship with the Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence relating to academic personal tutoring experiences (particularly experiences of under-represented students) and her scholarship work focuses on mentoring and authentic staff/student relationships.

Dr Kate Richardson is an Academic Development Consultant in OD&PL. Kate works with colleagues across the institution to develop student education practice. Over the past 15 years she has also been an academic personal tutor at three institutions.