I had my first two tutorials of the academic year yesterday. It was obviously early in the course and I could not expect the students to know much of the course content so developing a good rapport was probably the main aim.
One seemed to do this better than the other. In one tutorial, very few were prepared to use their microphones and this led to a slightly stilted tutorial. It was still useful but it did not really help students to break down barriers and think of how they can support each other.
The other seemed livelier as students turned their microphones on and we were able to speak more naturally. Unfortunately, my slides did not load (there was no problem with that in the other tutorial) which meant it flowed less smoothly than it might have done.