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Tutor and Demonstrator Training

The Future Learning & Development Group provide teaching workshops for tutors and demonstrators who lack teaching experience.

Lab supervision and problem-sets sessions

This workshop is aimed primarily at students in engineering and science who supervise undergraduate students in labs or tutorials aimed at solving (mathematical) problem sets, but who do little whole-class teaching. The focus is on working with individual students and small groups. Topics include managing and setting expectations, question asking strategies, approachability, facilitation of appropriate group dynamics, and the creation of emotionally and physically safe learning environments. Note that this workshop does not include lab health and safety.

Remote tutoring workshop

This workshop is aimed at tutors conducting tutorials online. The workshop covers the difference and similarities of traditional face-to-face and online tutorials, the technical set-up of online tutorials, setting and managing expectations, and practical online facilitation skills.

Basic tutor training

In this two-hour workshop on teaching skills, topics include general teaching techniques, large and small group teaching, creating a positive classroom climate and classroom management, question asking/answering strategies; typical scenarios that tutors/demonstrators may face in their teaching duties; and intervention strategies.

Advanced tutor training (a session for those who have attended Basic Tutor Training)

This workshop is for tutors who have already attended the BasicTutor Training workshop. Advanced Tutor training will address ways to engage students, techniques to make student thinking visible, and classroom management.

For further information about these courses please contact Dr Erik Brogt.

Dates and times

The next set of dates for this learning event has not yet been scheduled.


  • Academic Skills Centre
    University of Canterbury,
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140
    +64 3 369 3900
    When contacting us, please use your
    University of Canterbury email address.
  • Our location
    Level 3,
    Central Library (Puaka-James Hight)