To ensure you get the most out of your online course, Southampton Data Science Academy is one of the few institutes to provide programmes that are tutor-led by data science experts.
What is a tutor-led online course?
Tutor-led online courses have one or more tutors who use their expertise to teach skills or material to individuals or groups through webinars, tutorials, online exercises, discussions and regular feedback.
What are the benefits of tutor-led courses?
There are many benefits of doing an online course that’s led by a tutor:
Your tutor’s passion for the subject will motivate you and inspire you, helping the content stick in your mind.
Your tutor will make complex data science ideas accessible. If you don’t understand the course material right away, they can provide an alternative explanation or use a different example.
If you have a question about the content, your tutors will be available to answer it. They will work with you to make sure you understand the subject fully.
Your tutor will help you become a more effective learner. They will ask you questions and discuss the course material with you, to help you find the solutions to problems yourself.
You’ll have the opportunity to discuss real-life examples from your workplace with your tutor, who may be able to suggest hands-on data science techniques you can use in your current role.
Your tutor will give you the confidence that you can succeed through providing frequent feedback on your progress throughout the course.
How can tutor-led courses set you up for success?
Head of Learning Manuel León-Urrutia explains how tutoring can help you apply data science skills more effectively in our blog post:
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How will you interact with your tutors?
Manuel explains how you'll get feedback on your work in our video:
Your tutor team
Click on the photos to read more about each of the Southampton Data Science Academy tutors:
Dr Manuel León-Urrutia
Head of Learning
Manuel is Senior Teaching Fellow in the Web and Internet Science research group of the Electronics ...
Dr Rob Blair
As an ex-schoolteacher and a dyed-in-the-wool web scientist, being an SDSA tutor lets Rob satisfy h...
Dr Clare Walsh
Clare has been working in education and assessment for over 20 years and has written over 20 classr...
Dr Bernard Roper
Bernard is currently working on a research project with the Ordnance Survey and the University of S...
Dr Johanna Walker
Johanna is a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on the use of o...
Dr Olivier Philippe
Olivier is a Research Engineer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center with a PhD in Web Science and...
Dr Gefion Thuermer
Gefion is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton. She has a background in Web Science, ...
Dr Rachel Hayward
Rachel is a Postgraduate Researcher at the Centre for Doctoral Training for Human-Centred AI for th...
Carlos Mougan is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellow on explainable AI and Fairness. Previousl...
Andy Davies is a PhD student with the University of East Anglia, focusing on how different areas of...
Dr Ron Strauch
With a strong computational background, Ron studied Artificial Intelligence (MSc) and is currently ...
Mike is an innovative customer-oriented big data and blockchain specialist and researcher passionat...
The data science expertise behind our courses
Visit our About Us page to find out more about Southampton Data Science Academy and the experts who developed our short, online courses:
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