The regularly updated OUM Tutor's Handbook provides tutors with the big picture of what is expected of them when they take on OUM's tutorship. While it is a given that each tutor will need to personally translate the given guide to best practices into actual practice, it is not always adequately recognised that the act of translation is always fi ltered through the tutor's unique personality. This in turn will shape the tutor's tutoring style: happy, serious, joyless, fun, sleep-inducing, inspiring, intellectual, and so on. This issue takes a closer look at tutoring styles, the importance of self-examination, rapportbuilding, and balancing learners' needs and preferences.

Editor's Note
Letters to the Editor
Tutor Reminder
From the Dean's Office
Enhancing quality of modules
Zooming in with Dr Zainal
My style, your style
National colloquium and dialogue
Tutor Profile (Interview)
Effective Tutoring

I developed my tutoring style mostly through:

Observation of other tutors - I select tutors either from OUM or other universities and try to emulate them as much as possible.
Reading materials related to effective tutoring - I choose the styles recommended by experts and try them out.
Trial and error - I believe it is best to do it my way and continuously improve until I get it right.
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