Sessional Teaching Handbooks

We have prepared two handbooks for you to download to get you started as a sessional teacher at Flinders University. Choose the handbook(s) most relevant to the type of teaching you expect to be doing.

Getting started as a Sessional Teacher/Tutor at Flinders (PDF 654KB)

This handbook outlines information relevant to staff who are new to Flinders University or new to tutoring or teaching. It covers:

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Staff / supervisor relationship
  • Teaching strategies
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Assessing learning.


Laboratory Demonstrator (PDF 239KB)

This handbook provides information and advice to develop your laboratory teaching skills in order to make demonstrating a stimulating and productive experience for both the demonstrator and students taking the class. It covers:

  • Aims of laboratory work
  • Preparing for teaching laboratory classes
  • Teaching strategies
  • Assessment
  • Health and safety issues.