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New Tutor Training in Essex

November 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, UG/PG students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths and statistics support in HE?

The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new mathematics and statistics support tutors on Wednesday 7th November 2018, at the University of Essex. This training day will be ideal if you were unable to attend one of our earlier events this year, or if you have only recently employed new maths support tutors.

10:00   Arrive, coffee
1030:   Introductions. Aims of the day.
1045:   Mathematics support – what is it, why do we need it, how does it differ from traditional teaching?
1130:   Problem solving session and role play.
1230:   Principles of mathematics support – do’s and don’ts
1300:   Lunch
1330:   The special case of statistics support
1400:   Tutoring in a mathematics support centre – dealing with challenging situations and student needs
1500:   Resources for maths support
1530:   Q&A, coffee and networking.
1600    Close

 This training day is generously hosted by The University of Essex in their spectacular new STEM Building, and will be coordinated by David Bowers, Chair of the sigma Network steering group. Anyone interested in attending, please contact Hansa Bissoondeeal ( noting any special dietary or access requirements.

For those working towards HEA Fellowship, engagement with this event and reflection on the implications for your professional practice can help provide evidence towards the following dimensions of the UKPSF:  A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K2, K3, K4, V1, V2, V3, V4


November 7, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


University of Essex