The purpose of tutoring is that student tutors offer peer support to new students. Starting your studies is an exciting phase in your life – during this time, tutors offer important guidance to the ways of university life. In 2019, as the new community takes its first steps, the University, the Student Union and the subject associations will together develop a new joint tutoring model.
At Tampere University, the University carries the main responsibility of tutoring, but the Student Union participates in the tutoring process e.g. by coordinating the recruiting of new tutors and by helping the University to organize trainings. In TREY, the tutoring organizer of the board and the Tutoring Specialist bear the responsibility for tutoring. You can ask them for more information about tutoring, the development of the new tutoring model and TREY’s services for tutors.
International tutoring is a great way to get international experience, get to know different kinds of people and do some good: as a tutor for foreign students, you can ease their culture shock and provide safety for the initial confusion as they start their studies. International tutors help the international students at our University as they arrive to Tampere to study and help them adjust both to the university community and student life in Tampere. To become an international tutor, you need above all an open mind and fluency in a language other than Finnish; other skills related to international tutoring are easy and quick to acquire.
International tutors are compensated for their work, and they will also receive two study credits and a certificate upon request. By participating in international tutoring, you can also get course credit for the Internationalisation Module of your degree.
International tutoring is mostly done by pairs of tutors, who tutor groups of new international students together. International tutors are recruited through subject associations. The schedules of international tutoring and the contact information of contact persons will be updated on this page each year once they become available.
Tutoring in 2019-2020
The first application period for tutoring in the 2019-2020 academic year has ended. All selected tutors will be contacted in March, and the first tutor training sessions/lectures will be held in April. NB! International student tutors are still needed on all campuses! If you want to participate in welcoming in new international students, contact your student association’s international organizer (city center/Kauppi campuses) or fill in the application form (Hervanta campus) here!
Please contact TREY’s tutoring specialist Mikko Salminen (mikko.salminen(at)trey.fi) if you have any questions regarding the tutor selection or tutoring in general. For international tutoring, you may also contact the university’s International Mobility team directly at (mobility.tau(at)tuni.fi).
More information in the tutoring guides: