LUT University welcomes hundreds of international exchange students, degree students and trainees each year – and all of them need a peer tutor.
The tasks of the international tutor include introducing and familiarising new students to the everyday life in new city and study environment.
If you have any questions about tutoring in Lappeenranta contact LUT tutoring secretary Kia Dillström (email@example.com) or LUT Welcome Team leader Tanja Karppinen (firstname.lastname@example.org) at LUT Student Services. In questions about tutoring in Lahti, please contact First Year Experience Coordinator Lotta Kopo (email@example.com). Questions concerning tutoring in Kouvola, please contact Anna-Maija Wörlin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Who needs a tutor?
Students arriving to LUT can be divided in to two groups: exchange students who stay for few months and degree students who complete a master's degree or bachelor's degree. In addition to them, each year a small number of trainees stay at LUT for short period of time.
Exchange students come mainly from partner universities, and they stay for a semester or an academic year (4-9 months). During their stay the exchange students complete individual courses. New exchange students arrive in August and in January.
International degree students study in master's degree programmes or in bachelor's degree programmes and most of them will stay for at least two years. New degree students arrive each year mostly in August.
How to apply for to become a tutor?
We are looking for tutors for incoming international exchange and degree students and for Finnish students for each academic year. Apply to become tutor by filling in Webropol questionnaire. Application period open until 10th of February 2023.
Degree student tutors will be interviewed and selected by the faculties/degree programmes. Exchange student tutors will be interviewed and selected by LUT Student Services. The results will be sent to the applicants by e-mail in March.
If you have any questions, please contact tutoring secretary Kia Dillström (email@example.com) or LUT Welcome Team leader Tanja Karppinen (firstname.lastname@example.org). In questions about tutoring in Lahti, please contact First Year Experience Coordinator Lotta Kopo (email@example.com). Questions concerning tutoring in Kouvola, please contact Anna-Maija Wörlin (firstname.lastname@example.org(external site, link opens a new tab)).
Students chosen to be tutors need to take part in tutor training. International Student's Peer Tutoring course is held in the fourth period, and it is organised by the Student Services. The training is compulsory for all tutors, and students who do not take part in the training will not be able to tutor in the coming academic year. If the tutor has taken part to the training previous years the training is not needed.
In the training the tutor will get tools for leading an international group of students, learn the tasks of the international tutor and get familiar with the services for international students. In addition to this the training includes lectures on themes like cross-cultural communication, motivation, and time-management.
In the end of the semester tutors will return a tutoring report and feedback questionnaire to Student Services and receive 3 credits and the tutoring payment.