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.
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
- School-specific in-house training sessions (if provided).
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.