Tutoring international students

Tutoring international students

Signing up as an international tutor

Tutoring international students is an excellent way to acquire international experiences, get to know new people and do a good deed: by tutoring international students, you help relieve their culture shock and give them comfort in their initial confusion over studies. International tutors assist international students when they come to our university and help them integrate into the university community and student life in Tampere. All you need to become an international tutor is an open mind and knowledge of a second language – the rest is quick and easy to learn!

International tutors receive a small compensation along with two credits and a certificate upon request. International tutoring can also be used in constructing an internationalization module to be included in your degree.

International tutoring usually follows the practices of normal tutoring: a tutor pair tutors a tutoring group. International tutors are recruited by subject associations. The schedule of the international tutor and the contact information of subject associations’ international tutoring organizers is updated on this page yearly as new information is confirmed.

If you are interested in international tutoring, contact your subject association’s international tutoring organizer by 3.4.2018. Contact information is available on your subject association’s website, this page (see below) and from the Specialist in International Affairs upon request. International tutors are recruited in the spring, stay informed by following your subject association’s email list as well as Tamy’s international email lists.

Don’t have any international students coming to your degree programme? Don’t worry! The International Office at the University has an international tutor bank, which is also a good way to become a tutor. To join the international tutor bank, email the International Office at intoffice@uta.fi by 4.4. with the following information:

  • your name and student number
  • your major and minors
  • your telephone number
  • an estimation of your language skills.
  • your willingness in tutoring UTA Summer School students arriving at the beginning of August

Remember to subscribe to kv-tutorit at uta.fi, the email list for international tutors! Kv-tutorit list is a listserv email list, the instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing can be found in the Email lists section. Necessary information and practical tips are passed on to this list.

Tutor training and more information

If you wish to tutor international students, you must attend the international tutor training 18.4.2018 from 3 to 8 p.m. In addition to the spring training, another training and a briefing on current affairs are held 13 August 2018 starting at 2 pm. Sign-ups via e-form.

New international students arrive in Tampere in the last week of August, which is also when international tutors must be present and available. Some international students arrive even earlier, so it is a good idea to contact your international student as early as June.

Tamy and the University of Tampere have put together a guide for international tutors. If you are thinking about becoming an international tutor but are not sure, you can take a look at the guide or the ECTS Survival Guide for international students and see what it’s all about.

Tamy organizes an annual Tutors’ Event where international and national tutors get to know each other and pose questions regarding tutoring.

Report, ECTS, compensation and certificate

The UTA International Office gathers feedback on international tutoring every term through tutor reports. The report is not only the condition for receiving your compensation, but also a way to improve international tutoring. After submitting the report, the tutors receive a small compensation. To receive credits for international tutoring, you must send your report also to your faculty.

Report instructions are published in Finnish and English twice a year on the kv-tutorit email list, the internationalorganizers email list, the University’s website and in other forums if necessary.

Contact information of international tutoring organizers 2018

AATOS Valtteri Kulomaa, valtsu [at] kulomaa.fi
AD HOC Jouka Wilkman, wilkman.jouka.j [at] student.uta.fi
BIOPSI Ganesh Klemiato, klemiato.ganesh.a [at] student.uta.fi ja Miina Vulli, vulli.miina.m [at] student.uta.fi
BOOMI Elise Sivonen, international [at] boomi.fi
CORTEX Anni Knuuttila, knuuttila.anni.a [at] student.uta.fi
ILTAKOULU  international [at] iltakoulu.org
INTERAKTIO Emilia Laakkonen, laakkonen.emilia.k [at] student.uta.fi
ITU Helena Räisänen, raisanen.helena.k [at] student.uta.fi
JKY Joel Passoja, kansainvalisyys [at] jkyry.fi
KOPULA Joona Poikonen, poikonen.joona.j [at] student.uta.fi
LEXICA Teemu Juutilainen, juutilainen.teemu.i [at] student.uta.fi
LUUPPI Axel Rosenberg, kv [at] luuppi.fi
MENTOR Amanda Arvela, arvela.amanda.k [at] student.uta.fi
OKA Salla Kukko, kukko.salla.e [at] student.uta.fi
PATINA Tiia Etelämäki, etelamaki.tiia.m [at] student.uta.fi
REETTORIT Ville Jäppinen, jappinen.ville.m [at] student.uta.fi
SALUS Juliaana Nauha, nauha.s.juliaana [at] student.uta.fi
STAABI Tilda Lattu, international [at] staabi.fi
TIPSY Riina Bhatia, bhatia.riina.m [at] student.uta.fi
TLK Aino-Kaisa Husu, husu.aino-kaisa.e [at] student.uta.fi
TRANSLA Camilla Labbate, labbate.camilla.m [at] student.uta.fi
UDK Atte Auvinen, auvinen.atte.o [at] student.uta.fi
VOSTOK Sonja Haapala, Sanni Laine, haapala.sonja.p [at] student.uta.fi ja laine.sanni.k [at] student.uta.fi




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