Teaching, Tutoring and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector
‘Own attitudes towards and knowledge about the variety of people we teach. The way we speak and behave will say something about you, your perceptions and expectations of your students… As a tutor, you have a professional duty to behave in non—biased ways that are acceptable to all. This means recognising that every adult is of equal worth irrespective of ethnicity, gender, ability background or disposition, and working with each person to the best of your ability in order to further his/her achievements’ (2006:43).
My role is divided as a trainer and advisor and demands some changes in my behaviour when dealing with my learners. Even though, I still practice a professional mannerism with both …show more content…
I am always working towards providing a safe, comfortable, friendly and inclusive environment to the best of my ability for them to learn and together the class sets their ground rules. By allowing them this authority gives them ownership to the agreement and has a far greater impact on them adhering to the rules than from the teacher setting them. With this in place I make sure that I demonstrate my professionalism by being early for the sessions and having all my equipment and resources ready to start the session. In addition, I discuss any time changes to the session and try to complete the sessions on time.
It is also part of my professional responsibility to carefully manage my class making sure that learners respect each other and to deal with any complaints and behaviour appropriately and fairly. One of the problems that teachers often face in class is when learners speak over others and disturb the class. It is detrimental that distractions are not present in class whether it is from learners or factors around the class. All students deserve the right to be heard, given