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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 tutoring fee of 180 euro. 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 January 2020 tutoring starts 28.10.2020. 

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.

The training session for autumn 2019 will take place on Tuesday, 3.12.2019 at 15:00–17:00 in lecture room 6, Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40). Sign up for the tutor training by filling in this e-form.