How can I get the most from a one-to-one with an Academic Skills tutor?


Identify clearly what you’d like to achieve in your tutorial

Come along with specific goals that you’d like to address or specific questions about your work. If you’re having difficulty with something but you’re not sure exactly what the precise issue is, we can help you explore this and identify what’s going on.

If it’s helpful, bring some work with you

You can bring something you’re working on at the moment (at any stage) or past work with feedback. You could also bring examples of your notes, essay questions or marking criteria or examples of what you’re reading, if it’s relevant to your query. You don’t have to bring work if it’s not relevant though.

Don’t put off or cancel a one-to-one appointment because you’re stuck or haven’t made as much progress as you wanted

That’s where we can help you! We can talk about work at any stage, and can also look at issues around writer’s block, procrastination and time management.

Leave plenty of time

We are often booked up well in advance, so be sure to book your one-to-one appointment at least a week ahead.

Check that we're the right people to help you

Have a look at our FAQs and also check the Academic Skills Kit, which outlines the range of study help available. If you’re not sure if what you want to discuss is within our remit or policy, Live Chat with us from the Academic Skills Kit (Monday to Friday, 12:00-16:00) or send us an email.

  • Last Updated Jun 09, 2022
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  • Answered By Gemma Wain

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