Recruiting amazing tutors for academic year 2019-2020!
“I think applying to be a tutor was one of the best decisions of my life. Being a tutor has been very rewarding; I got to meet the new students and get to know them. I won't deny it, it takes some effort to do it right, and it does take some of my free time also, but I regret nothing about it. I feel I found some new aspects about myself during tutoring, and even better, I learned a lot during the time as a tutor.”
Heli Uusi-Rasi, International Business
Application period for year 2019 tutor trainings is 8.10. - 28.10.2018
The tutor training consists of two parts: a two-day basic training will be organised from March 8th to March 9th 2019 and a 4 hour follow-up training in August 2019. After the first basic training you can also participate in voluntary trainings and become, for example, an international tutor for exchange students arriving to HAMK.
How to apply?
If you’re interested in organising fun events as well as meeting and helping new students, fill an application. The deadline for all applications is on October 28th 2018 at 23:59. The application form is electronic and you can fill and send it from the link on this page. All applicants will be interviewed in November / December and the new tutors will be chosen by the end of December. Interviewing schedule will be informed to the applicants by email after the application period. All applicants will be informed about the decisions by email.
The responsibilities and obligations of tutors
Tutoring is fun and you will gain a lot from the experience. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t become a tutor just to have fun – tutors have responsibilities, too. Peer tutor period is for one year and after a year in peer tutoring you can apply to continue as an responsible tutor for another year. Tutors must participate in the trainings and be active on their free time, too. They need to fulfill the tasks defined in the tutor contract and be responsible guides for the new students. Receiving proper guidance at the beginning of studies is extremely important.
What’s in it for you?
You are a tutor after finishing the compulsory trainings. As a tutor, you will make new friends, gain valuable experiences and also receive ECTS credits. Tutoring is a course, during which you will collect markings from the tasks you perform in your portfolio and at the end of your tutoring term, you will receive credits according to these portfolio entries. You can obtain 3-5 ECTS credits from tutoring, depending on your tasks and how active you are.
Please remember that you can only obtain the credits after attending to both parts of the basic training and working as a tutor for an entire tutoring period.
COMPULSORY TUTOR TRAININGS 2019:
8.3.- 9.3.2019 Tutors’ basic training in Kiipula.
In August 2nd part of tutors’ basic training, 4 hour training organised on each campus.