collage dilemma

(19 Posts)
babietee123 Thu 21-Jan-16 15:55:59

i started a part time course in my local collage in beauty therapy in sept and the tutor we initially had was great but he got a new job so we have a new girl shes nice enough ive been to 2 classes with her teaching them and i am starting to really resent going
first thingwas when the first tutor gave out assigments he just got you to fix any mistake by writing on opposite page
with her we have to type enitre assignment (i dont have a printer so have to do in local libray were i am actually at now ) i have 3 kids under 6 so finding peace to get to libray is a night mare i asked could i just do what previous tutor had done she said no i am now very late with assignment and am tempted to hand the orginal back in coz i know it would have passed him
next thing was last week she sprung for everyone to buy this great value make up kit at 120 ....ummm wait till i pull it out of my ass ....i loved this course and saved all last year for kit and so on but really feel like just leaving but dont want to regret it

Orangeanddemons Thu 21-Jan-16 15:58:35

Can you just email it? I thought most colleges asked for assignments to be word processed these days

babietee123 Thu 21-Jan-16 16:01:55

i asked she said they need paper copr from us or some crap i love to couse till now ....no matter how great the assignment is you just get a pass

RealHuman Thu 21-Jan-16 16:03:22

I don't know how your college is set up, but at my college what I would do is talk to my personal tutor about this problem (i.e. the tutor who's assigned to me to see how I'm getting on but isn't one of my subject tutors). Try to explain that you were having no problems with the work previously, and had organised things so that you could complete the work as planned, and a minor adjustment on the path of your subject teacher would make it possible for you to continue the course.

It's not on to spring sudden unexpected costs on you for extra kit.

Since you've already brought up the difficulties that changing the format of the work has caused with the subject teacher, and got nowhere, is there anyone else you can speak to about this?

RealHuman Thu 21-Jan-16 16:04:40

*on the part of your subject teacher

babietee123 Thu 21-Jan-16 16:09:31

i done a full time course last year when me and my ex were together ....that was a level 3 btec course with huge assignments that i had no problem with but she said to me that its her personal preference how they look and to put in pictures and colour print ...it cost me a fiver everytime i have to repeat thiese more now they have to be in colour and it only we silly things i need to add in why cant i just write them although id say there is more than enough there i startb at 5today so will try to get a minute with her

RealHuman Thu 21-Jan-16 16:18:41

A fiver? shock My college has printers and charges 5p a side for black and white, 8p a side for double-sided B&W, and I think 10p a side for colour (I'm not sure because I do double-sided). I do need print-outs because I do a subject with a lot of essays which have to be handed in on paper as well as through the electronic submissions system.

I hope it goes well with the teacher - it sounds so annoying for you to have to pay this much and get to the library.

RealHuman Thu 21-Jan-16 16:20:06

I mean, I'm not sure what colour costs as I do black and white.

I can see how in beauty therapy pictures would be helpful, but as your last tutor didn't ask for them it seems like it might be unnecessary.

redexpat Thu 21-Jan-16 16:23:07

Do you have a personal tutor?

Student union?

Who is in charge of the course?

babietee123 Thu 21-Jan-16 16:27:18

on course tutor am no union person incharge actually has nothing to do with the couse content ....15p for black and white 50p for colour here

babietee123 Thu 21-Jan-16 16:28:34

and i am not the only one complaining all the girls are struggling i think i good few are going to leave

Wolfiefan Thu 21-Jan-16 16:33:39

You might get more helpful advice if you ask MN to change your thread title from collage to college!

ilovesooty Thu 21-Jan-16 16:34:04

Does the college have a library?

Orangeanddemons Thu 21-Jan-16 16:38:18

I'm a teacher. All my y11 and 10 do formal written work in a computer with lots of coloured pictures where necessary. If they don't have a printer, we print it out for them.

I think your new tutor is actually a better teacher. I wouldn't accept a handwritten piece of coursework in today's education system. The only exceptions are those without computers, but we have them at school or homework club.

TheSecondViola Thu 21-Jan-16 16:38:56

You're going to leave college because your new tutor asks you to do work in a standard format and correct mistakes in your work?
Doesn't sound like you are very committed to the course. Or that the standard is very high anyway.

RealHuman Thu 21-Jan-16 17:55:55

Viola, I don't think it's fair to say that OP isn't committed to her course. Whether or not the current teacher and her processes are better, it's still true that there's been a change in how things are done that has made things significantly more difficult and expensive for OP (£5 every time a piece of work needs changing, £120 for new materials, needing to find someone to take the kids so she can get to somewhere there's a printer) and I'm not surprised she's finding it difficult now that the expectations have changed.

I'm not quite clear on who you can talk to about this at college, OP - other than the course tutor, who do you have access to? A personal tutor, a learning support tutor, student services, pastoral care, union rep, administrator, anything like that?

RealHuman Thu 21-Jan-16 18:02:26

It sounds like what you're asking for is that you be allowed to make minor corrections and additions to your printed work in pen, to avoid having to go to the library and pay again to reprint them with the corrections made? Does she understand how much you have to pay to print things out again in full color?

RubbleBubble00 Thu 21-Jan-16 19:59:39

Most institutions usually ask for coursework to be printed as makes for easier marking. If you can type it up at home, could you save it in a memory stick and get it printed at college? Most colleges have libraries which are usually cheaper than public library.

If the costs of buying the materials weren't disclosed at the start of the course then I would be querying the need to buy the kits - did they say what you would have to buy before starting the course

DragonRojo Thu 21-Jan-16 20:09:37

Why don't you print in black and white, make your corrections in your own draft, implement them and only then, go back to the library and print the final copy in colour. I know you think the teacher is fussy, but reading people's handwriting is not always fun. Besides, if your work has got handwritten corrections, it will not look its best.

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