Staff from City of Wolverhampton College have been praised for the support they have given to post-graduate students at the University of Wolverhampton.
Tutors Leanne McBean, Richard Jones, Jessica Pope and Ray Truby – who teach at the college’s Paget Road and Wellington Road campuses – were nominated for Excellent Mentor awards by students training to become teachers through the university’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme.
The tutors were assigned individual university students to mentor throughout the academic year, advising them on how to structure lessons and make content engaging, as well as passing on tips, hints and advice gained through their many years of teaching experience.
Ray Truby, who teaches English at the college, said: “I do this role as it is an opportunity to pass on some of the knowledge I’ve gained from over 30 years in the teaching profession.
“It’s great to see the PGCE students gain in confidence as the year progresses and to be part of their journey to becoming effective and innovative teachers – to receive the award shows that the advice and support given is appreciated.”