Peer tutor has completed both parts of tutors’ basic training and works as a guide for new students. The guidance starts from the entrance exams and continues as studies begin and proceed. With the help of peer tutors, new students get to know each other, their new academic environment and its traditions as well as their new home town. Usually there is one peer tutor per ten new students and peer tutors work in pairs or in groups in their own degree program. Peer tutors can specialise through additional training and become International tutors. After a year as an peer tutor you have a chance to come an responsible tutor. Read more about responsbile tutoring under Responsible tutoring-tab.
Peer tutors’ tasks are, for example, to
- familiarise students with their new group, studies, academic environment and its practices.
- introduce students to their new home town and its free time activities
- build positive group spirit
- support students when they need help
Become a peer tutor!
The Student Union of HAMK trains approximately 100 new tutors each year. As a tutor, you will gain new experiences, make new friends, have free time activities and receive ECTS credits! The skills you learn as a tutor are also appreciated by employers. When your tutor period is over, you can ask for a tutor certificate as a proof of your work – it’s a good boost for your CV.
The new tutors are selected through tutor recruitment and interviews. The tutor recruitment is organised every autumn on each HAMK campus. Follow the Student Unions announcements and get involved!
You can get more information about tutoring and the recruitment from your tutors, student counselor or the Student Union’s adviser.