Tutor Mentor Programme

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.
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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).
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Contact Information

If you have not received a MenTut:

Nicolene Kruger (Head Mentut: Administration): 22714219@sun.ac.za

For any other queries surrounding the programme please contact your Head MenTut or Daniëlle Luttig (Student Coordinator) at 21945233@ac.za

Academic advisor: lamese@sun.ac.za

Meet the Team

Student Coordinator

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 Mentuts

MBChB

Manuela Vente

20867654@sun.ac.za

MBChB IV

eNkanyini House

Head MenTut: Curriculum and Research

Tianka Hanekom

20866992@sun.ac.za

MBChB IV

Meerhoff

Head MenTut: Welcoming and First Years

Robyn Ferguson

22568778@sun.ac.za

MBChB III

Hippokrates

Adjo Minlah

21683077@sun.ac.za

MBChB IV

Huis Francie

Omhle Bissett

22567135@sun.ac.za

MBChB III

Hippokrates

Vanessa Dede Annan

22721851@sun.ac.za

MBChB III

Osler

Kauthar Jameela Parker

21861218@sun.ac.za

MBChB IV

Osler

Occupational Therapy

Amy Kilian

22585087@sun.ac.za

BOT III

Corlia van der Bank

22531807@sun.ac.za

BOT III

Inge Kuchar

22586008@sun.ac.za

BOT III

Mia Prinsloo

19911548@sun.ac.za

BOT III

Serlisha Koseelan

22791264@sun.ac.za

BOT III

Koena Lichaba 

21554552@sun.ac.za

BOT III

Dietetics

Nicolene Kruger

22714219@sun.ac.za

BSc Dietetics III

Head MenTut: Administration

Jana Maree

21183384@sun.ac.za

BSc Dietetics III

Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy

Bahale Mehale

22831797@sun.ac.za

SHLT III

Gert Koekemoer

23225289@sun.ac.za

SHLT III

Nursing and Midwifery

Lumé Koorts

23380543@sun.ac.za

BNurMid III

Physiotherapy

Tasha Ainsworth

22625313@sun.ac.za

Physiotherapy III