Overview of the Tutor Mentor Programme
The Tutor-Mentor Programme is a student driven peer-academic support programme for all undergraduate programmes in FMHS.
The programme focusses on supporting:
- First year students during their academic transition from high school to university;
- Second-year students in preparing for the increased workload and exposure to the clinical environment.
Senior students in the faculty are invited to apply for the role of a Tutor-Mentor based on a strong academic record, a willingness to serve others, and the potential to both mentor and tutor students.
What is a MenTut?
An academic role model that offers academic support in the form of a tutorial/small group discussion.
Peer who offers guidance in terms of:
- Academic direction and referrals to subject-specific tutor, lecturer, etc.
- Psycho-social support referrals to Clinical/Educational Psychologists, Equality Unit, etc.
- Suggesting how to integrate into university life.
- Suggesting how to have a more balanced life.
A MenTut does not do the following:
- Provide counselling or mediate conflict.
- Rely solely on offering past resources to Mentee(s).
Meet the Team
Daniëlle Luttig, MBChB IV
The Student Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the coordination of the Tutor-Mentor programme, as well as providing support to Head Mentuts and Mentuts.
Essentially, I serve as a link between Mentuts, Head Mentuts and the faculty, to collaborate with the faculty and other SU stakeholders to monitor, evaluate and continuously develop the Tutor-Mentor Programme.
Head MenTut: Curriculum and Research
Head MenTut: Welcoming and First Years
Vanessa Dede Annan
Kauthar Jameela Parker
Corlia van der Bank
BSc Dietetics III
Head MenTut: Administration
BSc Dietetics III
Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy
Nursing and Midwifery