At Tilton, our students live and learn with the faculty and staff, and the advisor shares in a partnership with the student and his or her family.
Tilton is personal, and the begins with our advising system. We get to know our students in classrooms and dormitories, in the dining hall and on the playing fields. These relationships drive everything we do together, helping teachers and students to understanding each student’s abilities, talents, skills, and interests..
From there, we work together—student, advisor, and parent—to plan a program of study that is meaningful and relevant—and driven by students’s own choices.
Advisors encourage open and honest dialog and provide effective and engaging structure, guidance, and support. Advising encompasses everything from creating a strong academic plan to helping navigate the challenges of everyday teenage life.
I feel supported at Tilton like never before. Whether it’s my coach putting in the time to work on my basketball skills individually or a teacher challenging me to express myself in new ways, I know that they put me in the best position to be successful. At Tilton, I feel like I could turn any corner and find someone who cares about my well-being.
The advisor’s two main responsibilities are helping a student through all facets of their experience and communicating regularly with parents. The advisor is the primary point person for questions, concerns, or for that extra “Tilton push” to get to the next level. Typically, each faculty advisor works with several advisees and meets with them both individually and regularly as a group. Some meetings will have a scripted agenda requiring completion of a task, while others may be less formal. Advisee groups often dine together and
spend time in a social setting.