Residency at Mannix affords students access to academic support through formal tutorials designed to complement the learning they receive within their faculty at Monash University. The College continues to enjoy a well-deserved reputation for its inspiring academic environment with scholarly performance that exceeds the Monash University average.
This year the College employed 38 outstanding tutors, scholars themselves, who inspired students to explore their field of study in greater depth. We are thankful to our wonderful team of tutors for supporting residents to achieve their academic potential, and in helping the College to obtain a Distinction Average!
Resident feedback about the quality of the tutoring program was strong this year with:
We are lucky to have a team of kind and clever tutors at Mannix but this year we say farewell to one of our beloved Medicine tutors, Kate Wilcox, who is moving on to new adventures.
How long have you tutored at Mannix?
I started tutoring back in 2019. I had a brief hiatus in early 2020 when I was placed rurally but I was fortunate enough to return via zoom throughout the second half of that year. All up I’ve been tutoring at Mannix for about 3.5 years.
Aside from tutoring, what is your connection with Mannix?
I attended Mannix as a resident in 2017/18.
Favourite thing about being a tutor?
The students that I have taught over the years challenge me to continue learning and bettering myself as a student and a teacher. They – and their terrible mnemonics and memory tools – are the reason I keep coming back.
Most rewarding thing about being a tutor?
Having someone go from not understanding something to understanding it – the ‘ohhhh’/ ‘aha!’ moment – there is nothing more satisfying than that!
Where are you off to next year?
Next year I am excited to start my career as a junior doctor at Peninsula Health. I hope that I might bump into some of my past students as they continue their placements/careers.
Where and what do you hope to be doing in five years’ time?
In five years, I hope to be a bit surer of what I want to do within medicine and be pursuing that. However, if I am instead still taking my time to decide I would be just as happy travelling, working as a locum doctor and volunteering my time in whatever capacity I am most useful.
Do you have any advice for someone considering tutoring at Mannix?
Teaching is by far the best way to learn. If you have the opportunity to tutor I would highly recommend taking it up!