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An absolutely honorable place to be. Great people, amazing support system and an open-door policy. The work is a firm foundation, teaching valuable lessons and encouraging creation of good habits.
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Lecturer's Support. Flexible hours.
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Management will help you with the duties assigned to you. You get to have the experience of sharing ideas with your colleagues. As a Tutor, I was involved in the marking of scripts and assisting the lecturers to disseminate information to students. The most challenging aspect of this job was dealing with students that had no interests in the subject areas.
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Allowed me to get by, as a student. And to learn and practise what I had been taught. The remuneration could have been better, as most students live off the very basic amount.
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Great relaxed working environment . You are not there to only teach but it is a great opportunity to learn as-well. Everything is done in a collaborative effort with an understanding and diverse team
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Working at Rhodes University as a tutor is a great opportunity for any student looking to gain a bit of work experience and cash while studying. Rhodes being a relatively small University in comparison to other South African Universities offers an opportunity for close up and more personal relationships between lecturers, students and tutors. It was an amazing learning and working environment,
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Beautiful Institution, Working with students can be challenging but there is sufficient support from colleagues and Superiors. The weather in grahamstown can be hectic but you will survive
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Tutoring is great for earning pocket money. A typical day involved marking and meeting up with students for a 45 minute session. The enjoyable part was watching the student's marks improve!
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Rhodes University offers a very flexible working environment. One can work from home or at the office, however the office is a shared space and many times one can get kicked out the office if there are meetings. They do not notify you in advance.
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Overall, the opportunity help me gain communication skills. Including presenting and teaching. it was a very educational experience, in that I learned more about the content through discussions with the students that I tutored.`
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Facilitating a discussion on work given to the students by the lecturers. It has not only enriched by knowledge of the subject but has allowed me to work with different people and learn different things from them. It has also helped build by confidence. The job is not necessarily difficult per say, it just mostly about finding ways to get the students to participate. The most enjoyable part is definitely the discussions that take place.
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Typical 'work day'involves; preparing tutorial sessions, weekly lesson reviews and dictation tests., reviewing student areas of struggle, and researching adjunct study methods and tools to assist students in bettering their learning skills. Excellent way of revising the field of study yourself as well as developing new skills. Top management is not involved. The HOD is held in charge yet does not involve themselves but often leaves it to the teachers to organize the tutors. This can be very disorganized as the teacher contracts are temporary and teacher change almost yearly. This often disrupts the flow of the department and the students learning can shift each year. This requires some adaptability and communication. The workplace culture is very supportive and friendly.
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Friendly and supportive workplace environment
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The research culture has brought about dynamism and diversity in the institutional culture which prepares students and researchers for any challenge. It has a lot of leadership programs in which participation in has emphasized the significance of ethics and principle.
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Research diversity
Cons
Isolated town
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The student classes are small and manageable due to the size of the University. The Informations Systems department is also a wonderful place to work under with lecturers providing great assistance and guidance throughout the year on all that is required from tutors.
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Required me to provide tutoring at a third year university level to mathematical statistics students. Required to pre-prepare, tutor and mark the provided assignments as well as invigilate tests.
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Gain knowledge and experience
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It was a pleasure working with this team, all the support needed were given to us. • A first year course which is a pre-requisite for Information Systems course • Running of the tutorials and helping out students with their practicals • Assessment and marking of students practicals and their home assignments on a weekly basis
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Not being prepared for a topic because tutorials were sent very late. You just need to go with the flow. Management is about right. Culture is good. Tutoring when tutlings are writing a test on the day. Having the best group.
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Gaining experience
Cons
Tutoring when students are writing a test.
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Tutoring only happens once a week. As a tutor, I must prepare the work I will be assisting student with and do the necessary marking. I learned how to articulate myself and how to teach and ensure that there is understanding.
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Constant learning
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Non-participation of learners
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It was a good experience, I learnt a lot. My supervisors were very fun and understanding, they made you want to go to work. It was an overall wonderfully experience, I would do it again.
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A great first step in the working environment. It teaches you as much as provides you with a fair salary. It was also a great way to get a tax number.
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Departments tend to be insular and keep to themselves, but there is a good sense of support within them. Management is sometimes too casual, but communication is good and there is a well established system for dealing with workplace conflicts.
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On campus, close to secure parking, access to cafe, kitchenette
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Take-home work, after hours work
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great working space, and generally a very supportive organizational culture. Also very casual and overall i enjoyed my working experience and would be glad to do it again
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