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New Tutor Training in Essex – 7th November 2018

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.

OUTLINE PROGRAMME
10:00   Arrive, coffee
10:30   Introductions. Aims of the day.
10:45   Mathematics support – what is it, why do we need it, how does it differ from traditional teaching?
11:30   Problem solving session and role play.
12:30   Principles of mathematics support – do’s and don’ts
13:00   Lunch
13:30   The special case of statistics support
14:00   Tutoring in a mathematics support centre – dealing with challenging situations and student needs
15:00   Resources for mathematics and statistics support
15:30   Q&A, coffee and networking.
16:00    Close

 This training day is generously hosted by The University of Essex in their brand new STEM Centre, and will be coordinated by David Bowers (Chair of the sigma Network) and Hansa Bissoondeeal (sigma Network Steering Group Member). Anyone interested in attending, please contact Hansa Bissoondeeal (hobiss@essex.ac.uk) 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

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New Tutor Training in Cardiff – 5th October 2018

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New Tutor Training at Leeds – 24th September 2018

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New Tutor Training in Greenwich – 21st September 2018

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Accessibility SIG resource working day #2 – 16th August 2018

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Using social media for maths and statistics support – 27th June 2018

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Mathematics and Statistics Support for Economics and Finance – 21st May 2018

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Designing effective learning spaces for mathematics and statistics support – 25th April 2018

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Statistics Training for Mathematics and Statistics Support Tutors – 20th April 2018

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