Roles, responsibilities and boundaries are continuous qualities within my role as a tutor which are constantly assessed and reflected upon throughout the teaching/training cycle. According to Francis and Gould “The role of a teacher is not just to teach but to also be an evaluator, subject leader, manager of learning resources, curriculum developer, union member, personal tutor, assessor, information and advice giver, administrator, liaison with external body, record keeper, interviewer, verifier, role model and overall to help learners to gain a qualification.” The Teaching/Training cycle supports this theory by providing a structures process in which tutors can follow ensuring that all learners receive the best and consistent approach when teaching any given subject.
Linda Wilson states, “Teaching and learning should be a structured process, teaching will follow a cycle and the teacher makes use of this to ensure achievement.” The teaching/training cycle consists of five stages; these stages are indentify needs, plan and design, deliver and facilitate, assess and the final stage is evaluate. As this is a continuous cycle, it is the main role of a tutor to constantly adapt my teaching practices to suit each individual.
When learners begin our course, they undergo certain assessments as well as discussions with tutors to help identify their individual learning needs. This helps when planning my sessions as there are many circumstances that I need to consider to ensure that all learners’ needs are catered for. An Initial Assessment Summary helps tutors build a profile on the learner to help take into consideration any specific needs they may have. It is then my role to ensure that these needs are met in my sessions. Initial assessments in Maths and English determine what level the individual is working at and then they sit a diagnostic at the level according to their initial assessment result. This diagnostic also gives us an indication as to whether...
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