Roles and Responsibilities of a Tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector
The roles, responsibilities and boundaries of a tutor within the FE/adult education
sector are ever progressing qualities which are reflected upon using the teaching cycle.
This cycle can be used by both tutor and learner as discussed in 'Prepare to teach in the
lifelong learning sector' – Ann Gravells 3rd Edition.
The role of a tutor is to create a safe and healthy learning environment, where learners
are able to work at their individual level. This is backed up by the use of initial
assessment upon induction to the course. This will allow the tutor to pinpoint who may
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about other staff members must not be passed on to learners as part of the data
Standardising practise with other colleagues through attending standardisation meetings
are vital to ensure practises are met and that all work is being marked to the correct
standard. Homework handed in, is marked and returned within a reasonable time and
any feedback and praise is constructive.
Above all self control is extremely important, be prepared for confrontation and
negativity but to answer or handle the issues calmly. Acting, dressing and speaking in an
appropriate manner at all times as learners look to you as a role model to follow.
As tutors,we have professional boundaries which we must work within and it is very
important not to over step those boundaries. You must be able to identify where the role
of a tutor stops and remain there. As a tutor I must keep to standards and work within
regulations set by the awarding body.
Contact with learners should be kept to a professional level at all times, this means
when contacting learners for assessments or to provide information to them it should be
done using company mobiles or emails.
Safeguarding yourself while using social networking sites having no learners on your