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Are you an active and responsible student with a strong capacity for cooperation? Do you want to accumulate experience as a group leader? Do you want to meet new people and explore the international dimension of your home university? Do you want to help new students get started with their studies?

The tutor’s job description

As a tutor, you play a key role in welcoming new students to the university and ensuring they develop a strong commitment to the university community and their studies. As a tutor, you will act as a group leader and you will be part of the university’s guidance and counselling system along with university personnel. Tutors receive a small financial compensation for their service. First-time tutors also receive academic credits for their initial training.

You can also become an international tutor, meaning you will tutor international exchange and degree students from different cultures. International tutoring takes place at the beginning of the autumn and spring terms. Students can apply to become international tutors after completing at least one year of study, and all applicants must be fluent in English.

What do we look for in applicants?

The ideal tutor is an enthusiastic, responsible and enterprising student with an interest in leadership. A tutor should be familiar with the general way things work at the university. However, you don’t have to know everything before you begin — the faculties provide training for all new tutors.

How to apply to become a tutor?

The application period for August 2019 tutoring has ended 12.2.2019. 

Tutor Adventure 4.4.2019

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HYY and Student services will organize together tutor training to all the tutors. Training will be held in the form of Tutor Adventure on Thursday 4th of April 2019 in the afternoon in the center campus area. You can use the skills and knowledge you learn in the Tutor Adventure in the autumn as you guide freshmen through the wonders of student life! The event is compulsory for all Tutors. If you are unable to participate in Tutor Adventure, you will be emailed with instructions to complete the replacement task after the adventure. You do not need to indicate separately that you will not be able to participate in the event.

The duration of the Adventure is 3 hours and it will take place between 12.30-19.30am. Please reserve the date to your calendar!

Please note that only those accepted as tutors can sign up for the Tutor Adventure, so we ask you to wait for your faculty’s selection decision before signing up.

More information about the Tutor Adventure and registration you can find on Tutor Adventures web page.

Registration for the Tutor Adventure ends 24.3.2019.


International Tutor Training

The International Tutor training organised by the Student Services is compulsory for all new Tutors of exchange students and international degree students. There are three identical training sessions, please sign up to one:

  • Friday the 12th of April from 9:00 to 12:00, lecture room 12, main building (Fabianinkatu 33)
  • Tuesday the 23rd of April from 14:00 to 17:00, lecture room 4, Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40)
  • Wednesday the 15th of May from 9:00 to 12:00, lecture room 115, Language Center (Fabianinkatu 28).