Become a tutor

Tutor Recruitment is underway - don’t miss the best experience of your life!

Student Union JAMKO has wonderful news to share with you! Are you ready to experience one of the “must” opportunities of your life? Sign up to be the tutor! The recruitment is open from 30.11.2020 – 10.01.2021. If you are interested in meeting new friends, improving your communication skills, helping new students, supervising and organizing events for peer-students, doing team leadership and team building, and getting study credits – tutoring is something that you definitely have to try.

Besides the exciting experience of being a saving lighthouse in the dark sea of the first year of studies and integration for the freshmen, you also get to work in the supportive working community of fellow tutors. Moreover, tutoring certificate is a valuable document suitable for the CV. Also, if you apply to be an exchange students tutor you get an unforgettable  intentional experience and connections all over the world! 

As all good and fun things – tutoring requires work as well, but the time you spend on it usually pays off by all the positive emotions you get. 

A little bit of necessary information before you make your final decision of becoming our awesome tutor: 

  • There are two types of the applications: degree tutor for your own degree faculty and exchange students tutor. If becoming the degree tutor you will be helping the first year students from your own degree. If becoming an exchange students tutor – you will be helping exchange students and international students. 
  • You have to be present in JAMK for the entire year 2021, since the course starts already in spring and continues until next spring, so ideally you have to be present in JAMK until spring 2022. 
  • You have to apply through the application form: https://forms.gle/dq1DySJ8SiW9EAev9
  • For more information you can contact tutor@jamko.fi or kvtutor@jamko.fi 
  • After you have submitted the application you will be contacted by JAMKO through the email that you put in your application, the invitations and further information will be sent after the recruitment process ends. 

Don’t wait up, be someone’s hero already today, apply to be a tutor!

apply to become a tutor here

Helping new students

What do I do at the Student Services? Where do I get a student card? How do I use Elmo Student Intra? Where is the Student Health Services in Jyväskylä? How about the Police Office? Why should I study at JAMK? The new students and the exchange students’ heads are full of questions that their tutors should know the answer to or at least find out the answer. Tutor trainings in the spring and tutor team meetings throughout the tutoring year support the tutors with their job.

“If you’re keen on helping people, being a tutor of JAMKO is definitely for you!” Marina, Degree Tutor

”I have given tips about course selections and advised in general if a student has had questions about school/studying/student life. Once I even got to help a student with her school assignment!” Heli, Peer Tutor

Sharing one’s own experiences

As a peer guide you get the chance to share your experiences to new students or exchange students about studying and student life. With their own experiences tutors are experts of student life sharing the experiences and helping how to avoid the minefields.

 

“I have been really happy with having feedback all along the way, not having to do anything “alone” and being able to get help if needed. This getting and giving help goes to my fellow tutors as well.”

Terttu, International Tutor

Study Credits

Tutoring is a 5 ECTS Credits study module which you can apply only via the recruitment organized by JAMKO. The Student Union is responsible for the tutoring study modules. The tutoring course information can be found from JAMK Study Guide’s Course Schedules. In the course information it’s said what are the course contents and learning outcomes.

“I think tutoring is a nice way to get credits and easy way to learn more English, and why not other languages!” Minna, International Tutor

New experiences

JAMKO appreciates its tutors and offers them possibilities to experience things that a regular student can’t. In the popular tutor training camps tutors and JAMKO members spend time together while getting to know each other and learning about the guidance of the new students. Tutors can also do marketing gigs where they advertise JAMK and get to travel around Finland.

“The students from various countries have prepared me delicious meals from their own cuisine. Some students told me about their culture and differences compared to Finnish culture. That will be useful information in the international world.”

Valtteri, International Tutor

New friends

As a tutor you will get to know to all your own study fields the new students or many exchange students as well as over 100 other tutors in JAMK. Thus tutoring offers great networking opportunities and possibilities to make lifelong friends.  

“Making new friends is probably the best part of being a tutor. The fact that I had such an international group of students made it one of the most fascinating experiences in JAMK!” Madina, International Tutor

“Tutoring brings people together and being a tutor means doing your best to just be there and help. My tutorees became friends over the simple fact that they shared a tutor – which was (and still is) me.” Emma, International tutor