The SAMMAKKO student union is responsible for tutoring in SAMK. Student tutors act as peer tutors for students at the beginning and during their studies. Tutors can be asked anything about their studies and student life!
Tutors give a lot, but you also get a lot from tutoring! SAMMAKKO recruits and trains SAMK’s tutors annually in January-April. Being a tutor gives valuable experiences in peer mentoring the group and people as well as making new friends even around the world! Tutoring also earns credits.
Keep a close eye on student body communications and make the application pull as soon as a new tutor application opens again in late 2020!
Peer tutors act as guides for the new student, as side-by-side walkers, especially in the early stages of their studies, and introduce students to the new learning environment, school practices, city of study, and other students. Peer tutors are generally used for one academic year and the practical activities are largely focused on the beginning of the new semester. One starting group of students is being received by 2–4 tutors.
International tutors act as support for degree and exchange students coming to SAMK. Tutors help exchange students to settle in Finland, provide guidance on practical matters, advise and answer questions. International tutors keep in touch with the exchangers even before they arrive in Finland. Each international tutor is assigned a few of their own changers, who they tutor throughout the exchange.
Wellness tutors are students whose job it is to introduce other students to different forms, habits, and services of low-threshold sports and well-being. Well-being tutors share information about campus sports services and outside mobility / hobby opportunities, and are able to direct the tutor to the right help, for example in mental health problems.
The well-being 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 learning ability. The well-being 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.