What is tutoring?
Tutoring is an organised system of providing guidance and adequate support to students.
- assistance to students with their studies;
- assistance to new students in adapting to the new living and study environment;
- assistance to international students upon their arrival in Slovenia;
- assistance to students with special needs and special status in adapting to and becoming engaged in student life and academic activities;
- free of charge.
How can a student tutor help?
The main tasks of a student tutor are to:
- give advice to students on topics related to studies and other issues;
- help students become familiarised with their rights and duties;
- help students become familiarised with the procedures and rules of the school, University and of the Student Council at the school, and of other organised forms of students' activity;
- provide students with all the information needed and encourage them to search for the information themselves;
- encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities of the school and University;
- have a positive attitude to the tutoring system;
- have a positive attitude to other cultures and understands and accepts the customs and values of others;
- be able to see the problems from the perspective of others, be able to set the limits in communication while performing the role of a tutor;
- be able to communicate in a foreign language.
If the student faces a situation in which the tutor is unable to offer adequate assistance, the tutor suggests to the student a relevant professional service which can provide answers to the student's questions.
- does not search for the information instead of the student;
- does not provide tips on how to cheat at examinations;
- does not make comments or gossip about professors, the grading system, the teaching method or study obligations;
- does not write seminar papers and reports or make notes etc. instead of the student;
- does not provide the student with notes, seminar papers, reports etc.
What can a student expect from the tutor and vice versa?
The tutor and the student are in a mutual relationship:
- respectful, honest, trustworthy and strive for a quality mutual relationship;
- accept and take into account each other's opinions;
- they exchange contacts where they can be reached;
- are available in the time slots agreed upon in advance and are coming to the meetings in time and well-prepared.