Role, Responsibilities, and Boundaries of a Tutor

1474 WordsJun 25, 20186 Pages
Teaching in the lifelong learning sector encompasses students of many: age ranges, backgrounds and abilities. As a result, the roles, responsibilities and boundaries of the tutor can at first appear to be immeasurable. This assignment will focus upon the role, responsibilities and boundaries of a tutor within the context of teaching in the 16-18 age range bracket. It will reflect upon the needs of learners within my own role on the Study Programme (Learn to Work) at Tyneside Foyer, who have not achieved their potential in mainstream education, and who attend learning with numerous personal, social and academic barriers. For these particular learners, “the experiences associated with learning may have been negative ones: failure,…show more content…
However, regardless of their ‘substantive aim’ it is imperative that learners understand the importance of transferable skills if they are to achieve their full potential and their long term career goal. Numeracy is one of the skills must highly valued and sought by employers and lack of this can have a great adverse effect on the individual, “The acquisition of at least basic mathematical skills – commonly referred to as “numeracy” – is vital to the life opportunities and achievements of individual citizens. Research shows that problems with basic skills have a continuing adverse effect on people’s lives and that problems with numeracy lead to the greatest disadvantages for the individual in the labour market and in terms of general social exclusion. Individuals with limited basic mathematical skills are less likely to be employed, and if they are employed are less likely to have been promoted or to have received further training.” Smith (2004, p.21) Within the teaching of mathematics, it is essential that the tutor plans a Scheme of Work and individual lesson plans. Within the context of numeracy this involves different Schemes of Work depending on the
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