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Evaluating the impact of a coaching for personal tutoring programme

Researchers:  Emma Gillaspy and Jackie Leigh

Coaching has been defined as “unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance” (Whitmore, 2009). In personal tutoring, a coaching approach can help students raise their self-awareness enabling them to improve and develop. Personal tutors are able to coach students through asking powerful, open questions that encourage their student to become more aware of their choices, to trust their decisions and to take action.

The intention of this evaluation is to explore the impact of a Coaching for Personal Tutoring programme from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders. This evaluation will seek perspectives from the multiple stakeholders (students, personal tutors, programme leaders, school executive and professional services staff) and use this data to develop a clear set of guidelines and recommendations for Personal Tutor Development programmes in the future.

For further information and to get involved contact Dr Emma Gillaspy @egillaspy