What does a tutor do?
Your tutor is the first person to approach if you have any questions about your course or assignments. They will:
- lead tutorials
- mark assignments
- provide detailed written feedback on your work
- offer support by telephone, email, or computer conferencing.
Your Open University tutorials
As part of your OU studies, you will get to attend tutorials. These are sometimes online, which is useful if you can’t travel, and sometimes face-to-face. Tutorials are an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow students and to get expert teaching from OU tutors. Many modules also have face-to-face day schools, which are longer and give you more of an opportunity to investigate course themes. We do encourage you to go. Tutorials can do wonders for your confidence and communication skills.
How your tutors help you study