Tutor application + trainings

Apply to become a tutor

“I decided to be a peer tutor because my own tutors were so amazing! When I started my studies I didn’t know anyone from my degree programme or my way around the city. But with their help everything went fine and felt so easy. I wanted to do my part and help the students next year.”’

Fall 2020 tutor application period has ended. Thank you for all the applications!

Schedule for Spring 2021 application period will be announced in January 2021.

All the applicants will be interviewed. Information about the decisions will be informed to all the applicants as soon as possible after the interviews.

Easiest way to get more information about tutoring, other than METKAweb, is you tutors and head tutors. Feel free to ask them, they are the real experts of tutoring. If you have any questions specifically to METKA tutoring team, we are more than willing to answer. Easiest way to reach us is with email: international@metkaweb.fi

Fall 2020 tutortrainings

Please note! All the trainings will be done remotely due to the situations with Covid-19

Peertutor training

Please note. There might be changes to schedule due to uncertainty caused by Covid-19.

Tutor trainings are mandatory for everyone willing to do peer tutoring. Peer tutor trainings consists of remote lectures, lectures at campus, workshops, Campus day plus grouping and performance trainings.

Training is composed of five training days. Head tutors are fully responsible of one of these training days. They’ll give you all the information about this during the trainings.

All the trainings are in Finnish or English, depending on the group.

More detailed instructions about the training will be sent to every trainee about one week before the training.

 

Evening 1 – Peer tutoring basics

Monday, November 16, 5pm – 8pm, remote training

Topics of this day are tutors basic tasks and responsibilities, Metropolia student union METKA from tutors point of view and instructions about tutoring study module.

 

Evening 2 – Student wellbeing and advocation

Tuesday, November 17, 5pm – 8pm, remote training

First topic of this day are your own, freshers and fellow tutors wellbeing. Another topic is student advocacy and how tutor can help freshers in this.

 

Evening 3 – Your own tutorteam

Tuesday, November 24, 5pm – 8pm, remote training

Main goal of first campus training is to meet your tutor team, head tutors and METKA tutoring team. You will work together with your tutorteams annual clock of tutoring, discuss and agree on common rules and get to know each other.

 

Practical day

Saturday, November 28, 11am -6pm, remote training

Practical day is the big finale of tutor training. Day consists of checkpoints focusing on grouping, group dynamics, supporting, equality and student culture. Goal of this day is to offer you useful skills for tutoring.

Exchange tutor training

Please note. There might be changes to schedule due to uncertainty caused by Covid-19.

Tutor trainings are mandatory for everyone willing to do peer tutoring. Peer tutor trainings consists of remote lectures, lectures at campus, workshops, Campus day plus grouping and performance trainings.

Training is composed of five training days. Head tutors are fully responsible of one of these training days. They’ll give you all the information about this during the trainings.

All the trainings are in Finnish or English, depending on the group.

More detailed instructions about the training will be sent to every trainee about one week before the training.

 

Evening 1 – Exchange tutoring basics

Monday, November 9, 5pm – 8pm, remote training

Topics of this day are exchangetutors basic tasks and responsibilities and exchange tutoring process with all the special details of it, like HOAS. All the details about exchange tutoring study module will discussed at the end of this day.

 

Evening 2 – Student wellbeing and advocation

Tuesday, November 10, 5pm – 8pm, remote training

Second remote trainings topics are student advocacy and wellbeing. Focus will be on familiarizing you with Metropolia student wellbeing services in order for you to better help your exchange students if needed. We will also discuss exchange students rights and how you can help with these as a tutor. Finally we will discuss about student union METKA and what you should know about it when acting as a tutor.

 

Practical day

Saturday, November 14, 11am – 6pm, remote training

Practical day is the big finale of tutor training. Day consists of checkpoints focusing on grouping, group dynamics, supporting, equality and student culture. Checkpoints are from the exchange tutoring point of view. Goal of this day is to offer you useful skills for tutoring and offer you a chance to meet you fellow exchange tutors.

 

Helsinki region co-orrganized tutor training

Tuesday, November 17, 4pm – 8pm, remote training

This training is co-organized with Laurea, Arkada and Diak student unions. Topics of this training is special quirks of Finnish culture and possible culture shock, Finnish student culture and how tell to you exchange student about it, group dynamics and what special needs your exchange student might have.

Head tutor trainings

Please note. There might be changes to schedule due to uncertainty caused by Covid-19.

Tutor trainings are mandatory for everyone willing to do peer tutoring. Peer tutor trainings consists of remote lectures, lectures at campus, workshops, Campus day plus grouping and performance trainings.

Training is composed of five training days. Head tutors are fully responsible of one of these training days. They’ll give you all the information about this during the trainings.

All the trainings are in Finnish or English, depending on the group.

More detailed instructions about the training will be sent to every trainee about one week before the training.

 

Evening training

Tuesday, October 13, 5pm – 8pm, remote training

Topics of this day are basic tasks, obligations and responsibilities of Headtutors. We will also discuss how to communicate between METKA tutoring team and Headtutors and what are your most important contacts in METKA and Metropolia.

 

Saturday training

Saturday, October 17, 11am – 6pm, remote training

This day consists of checkpoints. Goal of this day is to give new head tutors all the necessary skills to lead their own tutor team, help them to find motivation and motivate their tutors and to give skills and certainty to succeed even in difficult situations.

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