- What are academic tutorials?
- Why I can be useful tutorials?
- - Locate with ease in college, I have to know the services and bodies that can participate as a student.
- - Guidance on making decisions and learning skills and techniques to improve my academic performance, help me formulate my academic and professional project.
- - Help me to see the achievement of competencies related to the qualification.
- - Support for joining the labor market.
- How tutorials are organized?
- - Tutorials in small groups: a training and informative character issues where necessary work in promoting your small group discussion and participation.
- - Individual tutorials: anytime consult your personal tutor themes. The need to ask you, or when the tutor summons you.
- - Seminars / workshops / courses: character training. The tutor will tell you which are interesting to attend.
- - Face: When you are physically in the same place with the tutor.
- - Virtual: through Moodle E-tutorials.
- Who is my tutor?
- How the tutor is assigned each student?
- When should you attend a tutorial?
- - At the beginning of the year, especially if you are new students, so that students receive help to better understand the university in general and education in particular is pursuing.
- - Before the end of the first quarter, to track how it is evolving student academic level and guide them on issues related to their academic performance.
- - Start of the second quarter, to review the academic results of the first semester and guide planning and dedication in the second quarter.
- - At the end of the academic year in order to review the level of preparation of materials and review the training program for the following year, if necessary.
- - Other times throughout the race, as long as the student has need to talk to your tutor.
- Why go to tutorials?
- How to attend an individualized tutorial?
- Frequently asked questions
- How and when can I contact my tutor? The best way to contact your tutor is by email. Tutorials will principally take place in the tutor's office.
- Will my tutor take decisions for me? No. Your tutor will only help you to focus on them (which in practice can be of great value).
- What can I talk about with my tutor? Anything related to your activities as a student in the ETSE, in particular things that you are concerned about or things that you may feel that your tutor does not think are worth discussing. Of course, you can also talk about your studies and about any academic difficulties you may be having. The tutor's job is not to tell you off if things are not going well, but rather to help you sort things out. Be frank with them!
- I am clear about what I want and what I can do. I don't need a tutor. That's even better! Your tutorials will be shorter. Or not. Sometimes there is a difference between what we think we can do and what we can actually do. It is always useful to listen to the point of view of someone with more experience.
- If I have problems that are specific to one subject, should I go and speak to my tutor? You can if you wish. But your first step (and normally it is the only one needed) should be to speak to the teacher who is taking the subject. You can also speak to your teaching officer. If despite this the problems continue, you can speak to your tutor.
- Will my tutor also help me to resolve any administrative problems? No. For problems regarding enrolment, your academic transcript, exam sessions, etc., you should go to the Secretary's Office of the ETSE. They handle the administrative procedures and, if they cannot resolve your problem, they can tell you where you need to go.
- What if I have problems with a certain teacher? If you think you have been unfairly treated by a teacher (or even your tutor) you can speak to the School. The teaching officer for your course will listen to you and can act as a mediator between you and the teacher in question.
- Will I have the same tutor throughout my degree? Yes. As long as your tutor remains at the School, he or she will be your tutor. You will have fleeting contact with many teachers during your degree, but your tutor will remain the same from start to finish. And both of you will work hard together to ensure that you finish as soon as possible.
- Does my tutor act as my representative? In some aspects, yes. But who better to represent students than a student? You can elect delegate to the School Council, the Departmental Council and the URV's Governing Council. If you choose wisely, you will have a good voice who will make your views heard.
- Do I need to meet my tutor as often as you say? It is quite normal for you to feel a little reluctant the first time you have to meet your tutor, but soon you will establish a certain rapport with him or her. Just as you do not have to be reminded to meet your friends, likewise you will not need to be reminded to meet your tutor when required and whenever you feel it is necessary.
- A tutor may be useful the first year, but not after that. Don't be so sure. When the end of your degree approaches, you will have to take new decisions regarding mobility, external practicals, optional and free elective subjects, your end of TFG / TFM, etc. At this time, your tutor will be more useful to you than ever.
- What if I decide not to meet my tutor once I have enrolled? That would indicate that you have great (possibly excessive) faith in your abilities. However, if you find yourself in difficulties, your tutor may not be able to help you for the simple reason that he or she knows very little about you. Furthermore, there are practical reasons why you should get to know your tutor. For example, if you make an administrative request to the School or Department, the tutor's report on you will carry a certain weight, but your tutor will be unable to write a favourable report if he or she hardly knows you.
Article 46.2 e) of the Organic Universities Law (LOU) establishes the right of students to receive assessment and assistance from professors and tutors. Properly speaking, the tutor is defined differently from the professor, and has certain legally recognized student support obligations.
However, before the LOU, tutorials had already been implemented at the URV and, specifically, at the School of Engineering (ETSE) as a result of their respective Strategic Plans. The aim of tutorials was not to waste students' and tutors' time, but rather to set in motion a system that would help increase the academic performance of students in a university school where the difficult nature of the courses increases the chances of academic failure.
When talking about tutorials, we should remember that a tutorial system is not a magic formula that will put an end to failure in the classroom; however, various studies demonstrate that underachievement is reduced in those educational centres that have tutorial systems in place. The aim is to prevent avoidable failure. There is can be no excuse when perfectly able students have to drop out of their courses because they have been badly guided.
To address the need for guidance of students, ETSE has designed and has approved its Plan of action tutorial ETSE
Academic tutoring is a process for monitoring and guidance during the academic life of the student.
Academic tutoring allows students to have ongoing support from a tutor in order to respond to the problems and needs related to their university life.
Each student has a tutor from beginning until the race ends.
Moreover, the student also has other resources such as courses and seminars with which to develop transversal skills.
Tutoring I can be useful to:
The tutorials can be arranged in three types of activities:
You can communicate with your tutor in person and virtually.
E-tutoring is to help you communicate with the tutor agree on a day and time for tutoring and have important information. You'll be in this space through Page: http://moodle.urv.cat
The tutor is a professor who teaches a degree with expertise in education taken by students tutoring.
At the beginning of each course, students can see who is your tutor in the space Moodle tutorials.
Tutors are assigned when the student is enrolled in the first degree and considering the education to which they belong.
The allocation of each tutor each student is randomly among the group of tutors and students.
Both students and tutors can request a change in the allocation motivated. The procedure to request this change will be to send the request to the coordinator of the center's tutorials through the Contact Mailbox to provide proof of the same, stating the reasons.
The tutor is a student since I began teaching the student to ETSE until the ends or change a degree, unless the teacher stops being linked to the center.
Since this service is important to the development of students any time of doubt it is advisable to go to resolve but at the beginning and end of the four-month periods more interesting.
When decisions worth having much information. In addition to the view of colleagues, we have good academic standpoint.
Bear in mind that some applications may need to present your step during the University may require the report of the tutor. If you do not know (not to have used the tutorials) is unlikely to issue a report.
In times set in the Action Plan Tutorial tutor contact with students to arrange an interview. The student (if you need it) can get in touch with your tutor, either in person or electronically, to establish a session.