This guide, authored and revised by Elaine M. Smith, was published by The HEA Engineering Subject Centre. It is aimed at those organising personal tutoring systems, and also engineering academics who want more information on how effectively to fulfil a pastoral care role.
Alternative models of personal tutoring are reviewed, together with the type of support needed, and student expectations. Identification of students at risk is considered. Guidelines for implementation of successful personal tutor systems are proposed.