Tutoring is trusteeship at its finest, and an important component of JAMKO’s activities. Student tutors act as peer instructors for students, and as guides at the beginning of studies and during studies. As older students, the tutors have the privilege of sharing experiences and knowledge about questions on new students’ minds, and of introducing the new students to each other, their new study environment and the student life of Jyväskylä. Tutoring takes place all year, but is more intensive during periods when new students arrive, at the start of the fall and the spring semesters. All tutors are recruited and trained by the student union. Every student has the right to have a tutor. Tutors will be assigned to new student at the beginning of their studies. If this is not true in your case, please contact the student union!
Being a tutor
The advantages of tutoring for students starting their studies are great, but so is the experience the tutor her/himself accumulates. By becoming a tutor for incoming students, a student develops skills valued in working life: leadership skills, problem solving, confidence to appear in public and the ability to deal with different people under varying circumstances. The fact that a student has tutoring experience can be influential in applying for a job. Upon request, the tutors receive a tutor diploma, which is valued by prospective employers. Tutoring is also a study module, so it provides a nice amount of study credits as well.
Tutors represent the student union in everything they do. Tutors also act as important links between the JAMK University of Applied Sciences and its new students. Instructing and guiding new students is communication between the student union and the students. Every tutor gets to know the practices of the student union and JAMK better. What is most appealing is that tutors get to network amongst themselves and to establish friendships, which can be life-long, with students of their own field and other fields.
In addition to basic tutoring you can gain tutoring hours with activities of your own choosing. Well-being tutors guide and encourage all students for sports and well-being and develop and organize sport and well-being events together with JAMKO’s well-being responsible. Well-being tutor can be a peer, degree or an international tutor who is enthusiastic and interested about sports and well-being. Well-being tutors work both in Finnish and in English.
JAMKO’s free time team helps to create, organize and promoting JAMKO’s events. The team works in Finnish. International Club -team works together with JAMKO’s IC-responsible planning and organizing trips and free time activities targeted for international students. The team works in English.
Marketing tutoring hours are collected by representing JAMK at different events and visits to schools. Different opportunities are offered by the student union and marketing coordinators of JAMK.
Recruitment of new tutors takes place in December and tutors are chosen based on an application and an interview.
Tutoring is managed by:
- Board member responsible for peer tutoring: tutor(a)jamko.fi
- Board member responsible for international tutoring (degree and exchange students): kvtutor(a)jamko.fi
- Board member responsible for multiform tutoring and mentoring: monimuoto(a)jamko.fi
- Advisor, guidance and well-being: ohjaus(a)jamko.fi