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Become a tutor

If you’re one of our high achieving students or graduates you can apply to become a tutor for many of our undergraduate courses.

Becoming a tutor is a great opportunity to put your knowledge into practice. Tutors are an integral part of course delivery and provide a fundamental and supportive link between lecturers and students. Our tutor positions are part-time, averaging around 10 hours a week. The amount of time required each week can fluctuate depending on the course, marking schedule, and assessment types.

What you do as a tutor

As a tutor, you will usually be expected to:

  • prepare for tutorials and deliver them on time in person and online
  • maintain knowledge of course material and requirements
  • record attendance and assessment marks accurately
  • mark student work and provide useful feedback
  • attend meetings and workshops with course co-ordinators and other tutors
  • monitor and contribute to discussions on Nuku, the University’s online learning environment
  • complete test invigilation (keeping watch over candidates to prevent cheating as well as assisting with any issues).

Benefits of becoming a tutor

There are many benefits to becoming a tutor, including:

  • enhancing your leadership, people management, and time management skills
  • developing your presentation and verbal communication skills, including the ability to give effective feedback
  • boosting your subject knowledge
  • working in a diverse team.

Training required

If you are successful in becoming a tutor, you will need to undertake training. This usually involves attending the following training sessions:

  • Introduction to tutoring
  • Marking and feedback
  • Health and safety
  • Inclusive tutoring
  • Marking in Nuku
  • Zoom
  • School-specific in-house training sessions (if provided).

Selection criteria

Individual disciplines and courses vary in their selection criteria, however you will usually need to meet the following criteria:

  • achieved well in the course you wish to tutor or an equivalent course (usually B+ or A- and above).
  • have high grades in your other courses
  • studying or completed a BCom (or LLB in some cases) with a major relevant to the course you want to tutor.
  • strong organisational and people skills.