Resources

Resources

The following resources provide some useful information and research on issues related to personal academic tutoring.

Online resources
Centre for Recording Achievement has a section on tutoring.
NUS Charter on Personal Tutors 
NUS Charter on Academic Support
  
Books
Bullock, K., Wikeley, F. (2004) Whose Learning: The Role of the Personal Tutor? Maidenhead, Open University Press.
Laycock, M (2009) Personal Tutoring in Higher Education – Where Now and Where Next?  A literature review and recommendations  SEDA
Thomas, L & Hixenbaugh, P (eds) (2006) Personal Tutoring in Higher Education, Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books
Whisker,G (ed) (2007) Working One-to-One with Students: Supervising, Coaching, Mentoring, and Personal Tutoring, Routledge
Neville, L. (2007) The Personal Tutor's Handbook, Palgrave Macmillan

Articles
Myers, J. (2008) Is personal tutoring sustainable? Comparing the trajectory of the personal tutor with that of the residential warden. Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (5), 607-611.
National Union of Students (2011) Personal Tutors. HE Focus Quarterly, 6, 1-5.
Owen, M. (2002) Sometimes You Feel You’re in Niche Time: The Personal Tutor System, a Case Study. Active Learning in Higher Education, 3 (1), 7 - 23.
Stephen, D., O'Connell, P., Hall, M. (2008) 'Going the extra mile', 'fire-fighting', or laissez-faire? Re-evaluating personal tutoring relationships within mass higher education. Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (4), 449-460.
Wilcox, P., Winn, S., Fyvie Gauld, M. (2005) ‘It was nothing to do with the university, it was just the people': the role of social support in the first-year experience of higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 30 (6), 707-722.

Guides and Toolkits
The following guides have been written for specific universities but they provide useful hints and tips for Personal Academic Tutors at the University of Worcester
Personal Tutor’s Toolkit – Aston University
Personal Academic Tutoring – A Guide for Staff – University of Bradford
Personal Academic Tutoring – University of Northampton
Personal and Academic Support for Students – University of Sheffield

Resources for use with students
University of Worcester study skills website
Online re-assessment materials
LearnHigher: learner development resources for staff and students 
University of Brighton Academic Study Kit: an online student study resource
Palgrave Skills4Study web resource