Learning Coach Role - NMIT Online

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Nov 20, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Introducing Sandra Dyke


My role is to support international commerce and IT
students with their studies


This means I have time available to work with groups
of students


Completed Qualifications


Professional
Accountancy Exams (ACA


equivalent to
an accounting major)


Diploma in Teaching (secondary teaching)


Bachelor
of Business (management major)


Diploma in ICT Level 6 (Distinction)


Bachelor of Information Technology


Partially Completed Qualifications


Bachelor
of Information Science (Decision Science


applied maths) about 75% complete


Bachelor of Information Science (Honours in
Information Science) 1year equivalent course 50%
complete


Professional Memberships


Member New Zealand Institute of Accountants


Chartered Accountant


Work Experience


Inland Revenue Department (6 years) as an
Investigating Officer, Tax Auditor and Customer
Services


Audit New Zealand (3 years) as an assistant auditor of
local and central government


Secondary teacher (10 year) mainly maths with some
computing, careers and life skills




NMIT (5 years)


Lab assistant for computers in the library


Course support for Chinese students in IT


General study support with the library learning centre


One on one work with students with specific needs


Teaching


pre degree maths course


IT courses (Database Year 1, Systems Development Year 1)


Commerce courses (Computerised Accounting Year 1,
Accounting Information Systems Year 2)


Areas I can help in


Commerce


accounting


management


law


Information Technology


databases


systems development,


programming


web design


basic networking


research skills


Maths


General study and exam skills

My Coaching Style


Helping students how to learn by


working through a problem solving process


aim of finding the required information


learning problem solving techniques


so students are able to attempt to solve their own
problems in the future


Learning different strategies to assist in assignment
and exam situations


Offering practical advice on revision and exam
techniques

Tutorial Groups


The following courses:


LAW 510


Commercial Law


MGT636


Principles of Applied Management


MGT734


Strategic Management


MGT736


Advanced Applied Management


INF755


Project Management


SDV200


Software Development


INT300
-

Web Application Development


I will also work with groups of students in other
courses if you or your tutor approaches me.



What I can help with:


Understanding readings/textbook


Understanding the vocabulary


Putting the information into context


Understanding assignment requirements


Study and time management skills (
eg

referencing)


Individual assistance with course work where extra
help and support is needed


Help students organise working with other students in
a peer support environment


Exam preparation


What I won’t do:


Proofreading


Individual help with research


Anything else where support is already available (
eg

through the library)



However I am prepared to make exceptions if the need
is there


What you can expect from me:


Someone who will help you how to study


Someone who will help you find answers to your study
questions


Someone who is willing to understand, or is
understanding of your study needs


Someone who will encourage you in your studies and
who wants you to succeed


What I expect of you:


Attendance at timetabled tutorials


Prepare for tutorials by attempting questions/readings
set even if you are unsure of the answers


Have a copy of the required textbook


Ask questions when you are unsure


How is this going to work?


Students to complete a small questionnaire of their
courses and initial study needs


Timetabled tutorial times


Some drop times


NMIT Online course for resources, timetables and
forums


Feedback from students on what works and what
doesn’t


How to contact me:


Email:
sandra.dyke@nmit.ac.nz


Office: K221 (upstairs in K Block with Chris Turner)


Through the NMIT Online page for Business and IT
International students:

International Students studying IT and Commerce
(Anytime)


Tutorial Timetable

Sandra

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00


10.00

SYD100

Drop
In

K221

Student Support

10.00


11.00

INT300

A213

B

A311

11.00


12.00

IT Drop
In

A213

Drop
In

K221

12.00


1.00

IT Meeting

Meeting Ian

Int

Com

A311

1.00


2.00

A

A311

C

A213

SYD100

D

A304

2.00


3.00

Drop
In

K221

3.00


4.00

SDV200

A213

MGT636 +

Drop
In

K221

4.00


5.00

IT Drop
In

A213

5.00


6.00

What happens next:


Students locate the tutorial groups they have been
assigned to


If you are not on a list you will be added to one


Students add themselves to the NMIT Online page for
Business and IT International students


(Password: International 2010)


Students change their preferred email address in
NMIT Online to an email address they regularly use


Students complete the short questionnaire