Tutors and the tutorial programme at SIM

Apply now to become a tutor at the School of Information Management in 2021.

Tutor applications for 2021 are open.

The undergraduate programme in the School of Information Management (SIM) is built around an extensive tutorial programme for 100, 200, and 300 level courses.

We’re looking for passionate graduates and/or students majoring in Information Systems (or Data Science for DATA101) and have obtained a grade of B+ or higher in the courses you would like to tutor.

These tutoring positions are based in Wellington, between Kelburn and Pipitea campuses; although some positions may include an online component which you might be required to be on campus for.

A successful candidate will have:

  • preferably completed course(s) they wish to tutor within the last two years
  • achieved well in courses that they wish to tutor and have a good academic transcript in general
  • some experience in tutoring or other relevant areas
  • good people skills and a high level of confidence, or be looking forward to building confidence
  • a passion and interest in Information Management education
  • excellent communication and organising skills, and
  • willingness to work as part of a flexible, close-knit, and collaborative team.

Ideally, you’ll be returning to study in 2021 as these are part-time positions, of roughly 10 hours a week. These hours will fluctuate depending on course, marking schedule and assessment types. Opportunities may be available for individuals seeking fewer than 10 hours work a week. Enquire if this applies to you.

How to apply

Apply by filling in the tutor application form.

Complete the form and upload your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would like to tutor, what value you could add or insights you can bring, and any previous or relevant experience.


First intake will take place between 18 to 29 January 2021.

Second intake will take place between 1 to 10 February 2021.

We are also happy to receive expressions of interest for tutoring Trimester 2 and 3 papers.


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Usha Varatharaju

Usha Varatharaju

Senior Administrator
School of Information Management

Benefits of becoming a tutor

Our SIM tutors are highly valued and work closely with the undergraduate support team (tutor manager and senior tutor) to provide excellent support to our students.

  • Tutors develop key skills such as time management, giving effective feedback, and communicating ideas in front of student groups.
  • Tutors are provided with training and development opportunities that will enhance their leadership qualities, and build on their presentation skills and confidence.
  • Tutors start their career life with SIM, and develop skills that are highly valued by the workforce.
  • Tutors are paid a competitive rate and are provided with shared office space at Pipitea and Kelburn.
  • Tutors are provided with opportunities to meet other tutors and be part of an academic community.

Tutor training

All successful applicants are required to undertake training in some capacity. It is important that all tutors feel competent in carrying out their tutoring role.

The following sessions are provided by the Centre for Academic Development (CAD):

  • introduction to tutoring
  • marking and feedback
  • online tutoring.

Other training provided includes:

  • inclusive tutoring, provided by Wellington School of Business and Government
  • health and safety online tutorial
  • workshop with Student Learning Support on presentation skills.

Tutor positions at the School of Information Management

Applications are now open for tutoring in Trimester 1, 2021. We are also happy to receive expressions of interest for tutoring Trimester 2 and 3 papers.

Positions remain open until filled.

Trimester 1, 2021

  • DATA101 Introduction to Data Science
  • INFO101 Foundations of Information Systems
  • INFO151 Databases
  • INFO231 Management of IT Projects
  • INFO234 Business Process Design
  • INFO246 User Experience Design
  • INFO336 Social Responsibility in a Digital World
  • INFO386 Information Technology Architecture
  • INFO388 Enterprise Security

Trimester 2, 2021

  • INFO101 Foundations of Information Systems
  • INFO141 Systems Analysis
  • INFO151 Databases
  • INFO226 Application Development
  • INFO264 Business Analytics
  • INFO281 Advanced Database
  • INFO 354 Digital Strategy
  • INFO 376 Enterprise Architecture

Trimester 3, 2021

  • INFO334 Digital Business Innovation