The Riawunna Tutoring Program provides supplementary tuition to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students studying at the University of Tasmania.
Tutoring is available in two formats:
- Group tutorial sessions: provides opportunities for peer learning and support, reflective practice, and discussions in a culturally safe and interdisciplinary environment.
- One on one tutoring is available to students presenting as being at risk of non-completion or to students who cannot participate in group tutorials. One on one tutoring will be assessed on an as-needs basis.
Tutoring is available for up to two hours per week per subject, and up to five additional hours in total during examination preparation breaks.
Tutors are chosen for their expertise in their fields of study and for their demonstrated Cultural sensitivity. Most are post-graduates and leaders in their field of study.
Once students are matched to a tutor for their subject they can then arrange to meet weekly for tutoring sessions. Tutoring spaces are available in the Riawunna Centre on the Hobart and Launceston campuses, and an office on the Burnie Campus.