Tutoring in SAMK
The student union SAMMAKKO is responsible for tutoring at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. Student tutors act as peer tutors for students at the beginning and during their studies. SAMMAKKO recruits and trains all SAMK tutors with partners. A student who has the enthusiasm and the right attitude to act as a tutor can apply as a tutor. You can apply for a tutor twice a year. In the spring, you are applied for a tutor for the academic year beginning in the autumn, and in the autumn you are applied for a tutor for the academic year beginning in January. Both searches will be announced separately in the student body channels.
Why apply as a tutor?
Depending on the activity, tutoring gives 1 to 5 credits. Acting as a tutor provides valuable experiences of peer mentoring of the group and people, as well as the opportunity to participate in various events. Tutors can be asked anything about their studies and student life. Tutors are experts in student life! Tutors give a lot, but you also get a lot from tutoring!
Tutor is one of the first people a new student will meet on campus. Tutors act as guides for the new student, especially during the early stages of their studies, and introduce students to the new learning environment, school practices, city of study, and other students. As a tutor, you can work across fields of study, ie you can also tutor a different degree program than the one you are studying.
The corresponding task of a tutor is to monitor the activity of tutors and to be a necessary support for other tutors. The corresponding tutor therefore bears the responsibility, divides the job roles and, if necessary, selects the volunteers. Usually, a person who already has previous experience in tutoring is the corresponding tutor.
International tutors, act as support for exchange students coming to SAMK. Tutors help exchange students to settle in Finland, provide guidance on practical matters (such as official practices, housing, shopping in markets, etc.), advise and answer questions. International tutors keep in touch with the exchange before they arrive in Finland. International tutors also organize various events where exchange students are introduced to Finnish culture.
Peer tutors guide foreign language training programs. A large proportion of students entering foreign language degree programs come from abroad and need relatively different types of support. Foreigners entering foreign language degree programs need help with similar issues as exchange students; official practices, housing, shopping, etc. These things may seem obvious to Finns, but are often completely foreign to newcomers to the new culture.
Wellness tutors are students whose job it is to introduce other students to different forms, habits, and services of low-threshold movement and well-being. Welfare tutors share information about campus sports services and opportunities for outside mobility and hobbies.
The wellness tutor acts as a mediator of various well-being events and services, and in addition to mobility experiments, it also organizes various high-threshold or smaller events that promote the ability to study. The wellness tutor not only moves the student but is also aware of the importance of sleep and recovery, for example. Wellness tutors work closely with the university sports project CampusMoWe.