If you are a student who has been assigned a tutor group, then you should be able to find out more about how to get involved with them by looking at their website or contacting them directly.
This can help you to make sure that you are getting the best possible support from your tutors.
You may also want to consider joining an online forum for students in your subject area so that you can ask questions and receive advice on any problems you might have.
How can tutors motivate students?
Tutors need to know what motivates each of their individual students. This is because they will often use different methods to try to encourage learning, depending upon which type of learner they think you are.
For example: some learners like to work through examples step-by-step; others prefer to learn using flashcards; while still others enjoy doing lots of practice tests.
It’s important that tutors understand this, as it helps them to tailor their teaching style accordingly.
In addition, if you feel that you aren’t being challenged enough, then you could always suggest ways in which your teacher could improve his/her lesson plans.
Ice breaker activities
Some teachers choose to start lessons off with a nice activity like preparing ice breakers such as game for students or puzzles.
Pupils in icebreaker activities tend to keep everyone’s attention focused throughout the session.
However, there are many other things that you could do that include school context.
For instance, you could play a game together where one person acts as the questioner and another answers.
Or perhaps you could set up a competition between two groups – e.g., whoever finishes first gets 10 points, second place gets 5 points, etc.
Alternatively, you could simply discuss something interesting that happened during the week. Whatever activities you choose, make sure to follow school policy.
What types of activities does my tutor group usually organise?
Your tutor group probably organises many kinds of events throughout the year, such as study days, social evenings, field trips etc. These vary greatly between schools, but there are certain things that most groups tend to include.
Some common ones include:
• Study Days – where all members meet up together once per week to review course material and the school leader will discuss topics covered during the previous week’s lessons.
• Social Events – these are generally organised every few months when everyone gets together socially outside of class time.
They are great opportunities to catch up with friends and colleagues and sometimes even go away for the weekend!
• Field Trip – these are very popular amongst students and teachers alike. You can choose to take part in one yourself or simply attend as a spectator.
Either way, it’s a fun experience and gives you plenty of opportunity to see new places and people.
• Practice Tests – these are another favourite activity among both students and teachers. It allows you to test your knowledge without having to worry about making mistakes.
The results are used to assess whether you’ve learnt anything over the past month and provide feedback on areas that require further improvement.
How much homework should I expect from my tutor group?
This depends entirely on how well prepared your tutor group has been at organising classes.
If they have done an excellent job, then you may only be expected to complete around half of the tasks assigned by your teacher.
However, if they haven’t put any effort into planning ahead, then you might find yourself completing more than 50% of the assignments given.
If this is the case, don’t panic! Three reasons why this happens:
1) Your tutor group hasn’t had sufficient time to prepare properly. This means that some of their planned activities won’t happen because they didn’t get permission from the headteacher.
2) Some tutors just prefer not to plan too far ahead. In fact, they often think that doing so would mean less free time for them.
3) Tutor groups who aren’t particularly good at organisation struggle to keep track of what needs to be completed each term. As a result, they end up spending hours trying to remember everything that was due last term.
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