Tutor profile: Robin P.
Subject: Library and Information Science
What steps to you take to ensure that a reference question has been answered to the best of your ability?
I have always followed these rules that work best when answering a reference question regardless of the complexity of what is being asked. I make sure that I am approachable, show interest, listen, interview, search, answer and do follow up.
Subject: US History
What lead to the American Civil War?
The American Civil War was the struggle between the advocates and opponents of slavery that dated from the founding of the United States. This sectional conflict between Northern states and slaveholding Southern states had been tempered by a series of political compromises. By the late 1850s the issue of the extension of slavery to the western states had reached a boiling point. The election of Abraham Lincoln, a member of the antislavery Republican Party, as president in 1860 precipitated the secession of 11 Southern states, leading to a civil war.
How do you describe your management style?
As a manager, I frequently communicate with my team in order to progress toward our goal and ensure we are meeting deadlines, I allow my team to define and complete their daily schedules and responsibilities without micromanaging. I have found found that everyone performs their best when I made myself available to answer questions and provide support while letting them work independently.