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Tutoring Skills


I've just started working at a college which has a personal tutoring system for students, and have been asked to develop the skills of the tutors themselves.

These tutors are undoubted subject experts but have some difficulty in grasping the more interpersonal aspects of tutoring.

Has anyone got any ideas / recommendations on:

- how I can best conduct some TNA on these tutors to determine existing and required skill levels?
- how might be the most appropriate way to meet any resulting needs?

Gary Cookson

2 Responses

  1. 14 Core Competencies to help measure Tutors delivery skills (Ibs
    A great solution for you in measuring delivery skills for your tutors is Ibstpi (International Board for Standards in Training, Performance and Instruction). They have identified 14 core competencies that can be checked against, or incorporated into a certification CTT+ (Certified Technical Trainer Plus – international, vendor neutral, delivery skills certification) now moderated by CompTIA.
    If you would like more details check out (CTT+) or Email the Trainer Development Team at Corporate Learning Ltd, [email protected] who can give you more info on ibstpi, the competencies and this certification.

  2. Tutoring Skills – FE
    Have you tried contacting the Skills and Learning Development Agency in London ? They should have some R& D and publications on assessing traning needs and Tutoring Skills. A good pack to buy is “One-to-One Skills for Tutors” designed specifically for college staff by Jackie Hartley. Available from Highflyers Publishing –


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