Tutoring in the School of Information Management

Information about applying to become a tutor at the School of Information Management.

Tutors are an integral part of course delivery and provide a fundamental and supportive link between lecturers and students. We’re looking for passionate 200 to 300-level students, postgraduate students, and BCom/BSc graduates with a major in Information Systems (or Data Science for DATA101) who have preferably obtained a grade of B+ or higher in the courses they would like to tutor.

Positions available

Applications for Trimester 1, 2024 are now open. We are also happy to receive expressions of interest for tutoring in Trimester 2 and 3, 2024.

Positions remain open until filled.

Trimester 1, 2024

  • DATA101 Introduction to Data Science
  • INFO101 Introduction to Information Systems
  • INFO102 Foundations of Application Development
  • INFO201 Foundations of Digital Strategy & Management
  • INFO386 Information Technology Architecture
  • INFO388 Enterprise Security

Trimester 2, 2024

  • INFO101 Introduction to Information Systems
  • INFO103 Databases
  • INFO202 Digital Systems Delivery
  • INFO203 Business and Systems Analysis
  • INFO206 Organisational Analytics
  • INFO310 Advanced Database Management
  • INFO354 Digital Strategy

Trimester 3, 2024

  • INFO334 Digital Business Innovation

For enquiries about tutoring at the School of Information Management, please contact:

Senior Administrator, Undergraduate Programme · Tutor Manager
School of Marketing and International Business

Benefits of becoming a tutor

There are many benefits to becoming a SIM 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
  • receiving a competitive pay rate and a shared office space at Pipitea and Kelburn
  • meeting other tutors and being part of an academic community.

Experienced tutors also have the opportunity to progress their role into a Head Tutor position which offers more experience and a higher pay rate.

Tutor training and support

The following mandatory paid training is provided (hours might vary):

  • 1.5-hour SIM Tutor Orientation
  • 3-hour Introduction to Tutoring Workshop
  • 2-hour Marking and Feedback Workshop
  • 1-hour Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Workshop
  • 1.5-hour Inclusive Tutoring Workshop
  • 45-min Getting Ready for Tutoring on Nuku self-paced online training
  • 1-hour Tutoring Online self-paced training.

Most courses will have a Head Tutor who will be available to support tutors in any of the tutoring tasks.

Duration and location of employment

Tutors are contracted each trimester to take two to four tutorial/workshop groups in a course. Contracts start the week before trimester starts and conclude at the end of the assessment period. Tutorials/workshops start in week one or two of the trimester depending on the type of course. All tutors need to be available during the week before the trimester begins for training and orientation, and the first meeting with the course coordinator and other tutors can occur before the trimester starts.

Tutorials/workshops for 100-level courses are held at the Kelburn Campus. All 200- and 300- level tutorials and workshops are held at the Pipitea Campus.

Tutor application form