Role Of A Tutor
The role of a peer tutor in the Graduates of League program is to provide guidance, support and encouragement to elite athletes who are completing tertiary studies.
A peer tutor helps to build the confidence of each player as a tertiary student, not only through sharing their understanding of the subject matter but also their knowledge and experience of university life.
While tutors may not all be experts in the football game, they seek to understand and appreciate the life of the players including the pressures that they face and the difficulties they experience in juggling high profile sport and study.
Peer tutors also assist with time management and planning skills, helping players to navigate subject content so that they may study efficiently and complete assessment tasks, while meeting their sporting commitments.
Players and tutors meet for an average of one hour per week to understand and apply the content of the subject.
This time spent with the players builds a relationship that fosters open communication and helps to identify the best study methods for each individual.
Benefits Of Tutoring
Peer tutors also benefit from their involvement in the Graduates of League program.
Assisting players in understanding the subject content reinforces the tutor’s own subject knowledge and enhances their understanding.
A peer tutor is challenged to be a better student by employing the studying strategies and advice that they share with the players.
This helps to build confidence in their abilities, skills and knowledge that they take into their own studies and provides the opportunity to learn from the perspective of others.
Peer tutors are provided with an opportunity to be positive tertiary role models who support and encourage elite sports people to also excel in tertiary studies.
Want To Get Involved?
Graduates of League is always on the look out for Tutors to join the program and help athletes balance elite sport with their education.
For further information, or to become part of the Graduate of League program, simply contact us.