Are the tutors qualified?

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Just a quick question I've been wondering for a while, but with such a wide range of courses in lots of different subjects are the tutors that mark our work and help qualified in our specific subject area, or do you employ tutors for general subjects (i.e. one tutor to cover Psychology, CBT, Counselling and other related courses, and then another to oversee the veterinary course, stable management, animal care etc). I've never had to ask for help from my tutor for any of my courses as I've found it all fairly straightforward, so this is just out of curiosity really. Also what standard to our tutors have to be trained to, do they hold qualifications themselves? :) Enjoying my courses and will definately be doing more when time and money allow :-)
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Ʊ MelissaƱ

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Kayt Cooper

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Hi Melissa,
I have completed Diet and nutrition advisor and am now studying sports nutrition. I have had the same tutor for both and she is very knowledgeable on the specifics of everything for both the courses. I expect the tutors work on most of the courses in their specialist areas depending on the popularity of the course and number of tutors needed.
You could always request the qualifications of your tutors I'm sure.

My sister in law is a tutor for an OU course and she is highly qualified in her field.
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James Gilfoyle

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They are tutors - working from course materials, assignments and marking schemes designed and created by qualified specialists. They are in all likelihood not 'qualified' in terms of the question you ask however they have no need to be - just bright individuals who can help TUTOR others who are following a scheme of work. No doubt they have become well versed with the course materials over time though.

And I very much doubt that Stonebridge would comply with any request for information about a tutors qualifications - that's a private matter for an individual.

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