The tutorial relationship is a pillar of the M. Phil. degree in Humanities. The major function of the tutor is to help steer the student to a successful and rewarding completion of the degree.
A good tutorial relationship aids the student in determining and actualizing the focus for the major project of each course as well as the journal as a whole. The tutor, in coordination with the Director of Studies,? is responsible to the student for providing guidance concerning:
- Orientation in the program?
- Priority of readings in courses and suggestions for further reading
- Course problems and issues
- Writing and project construction
- Journal definition and construction
Each student is expected to meet one-on-one with their tutor each week. The tutor reads (or otherwise attends to) and comments on the student's work in progress - drafts for the journal, drafts for course essays, etc. The tutor is responsible for assigning 20% of the grade for each course the student is taking in a term.
A student may stay with the same faculty member for the duration of their study. Sometimes changes in interest or other factors may lead to changing tutors.