“Alexa, Where’s my Timetable?” Chinese Students’ Perceptions of the Personal Tutoring Role

Raby, Alison (2020) “Alexa, Where’s my Timetable?” Chinese Students’ Perceptions of the Personal Tutoring Role. Impact . ISSN 0891-060X

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This reflective piece briefly explores Chinese students’ perceptions of their personal tutors at university drawing on a sample of literature around personal tutoring and international students. Differences are drawn out between students’ and tutors’ views of the role according to experience and research studies. It is noted that many Chinese students tend to view the student-tutor relationship as transactional, whereas tutors are often more interested in listening and forming a relationship. The short notice argues that if Chinese students can view their tutors as more than just an information source it could enhance their sense of belonging and possibly their experience as a student.

Keywords:personal tutoring, Chinese students
Subjects:X Education > X900 Others in Education
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:40512
Deposited On:30 Apr 2020 12:39

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