Personal development tutors
Here at MidKent College, we're here to support you whilst you're completing your studies.
What is a personal development tutor?
All full-time students are allocated a personal development tutor. Your personal development tutor plays a key supportive role if you have any problems with your studies, providing you with advice and help on a day-to-day basis. Your personal development tutor can help with a wide range of course-related and personal issues, providing a vital link between you, your subject tutors and any other support areas involved in your progress. You will work together with your personal development tutor in weekly one hour group tutorials and individual tutorials.
What happens in a group tutorial?
These tutorials focus on helping you to be a successful student and on preparing you for life after your course. Your personal development tutor will work with you to develop your skills in searching for a job and attending interviews.
How are individual tutorials different?
Throughout the year, your personal development tutor will ask to meet with you on an individual basis. You will work together to review your progress, identify your strengths and improvement opportunities and then set SMART targets to help you achieve your goals. This is completed through the Moodle PLP (Personal Learning Plan).
What's a PLP?
PLP allows all tutors and support staff who are working with you in College to give you feedback, help you set and meet targets, and develop an ongoing report of your progress and achievement on your course. Your parents/guardians can also be granted access, giving you some additional support to keep you motivated and on track for achievement and progression. Your individual tutorial is also an important opportunity for you to discuss any other issuess affecting you confidentially and in private.