Tutoring is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in communication, preparation, responsibility, and administration.

All of these are skills that look good on any resumé, and will help you in your future career, whether that be in industry or academia.

The School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering gives high priority to professional development in teaching for all academic staff, including tutors.

We continually upgrade our programs, computing and laboratory infrastructure and our teaching and learning techniques. Our programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society.

1. What does a tutor do?

'Tutors' is a term used to cover all classroom and laboratory tutors.

Tutors are responsible for helping students and reinforcing course material, through interactive learning sessions with small groups of students. This goal can be achieved in many ways, by using lecture-type presentations, group discussions, hands-on practical sessions in labs, or any combination of these.

How are tutors allocated?

Applicants are asked to indicate their study background, teaching experience and course preferences. This data, along with the preferences of course coordinators for experienced tutors, will be taken into account in matching tutors to courses.

Senior academic staff of the School are appointed to make the allocations in consultation with teaching staff. Allocations occur before the beginning of semester, but are not necessarily final until Week 2 or Week 3 of semester. A tutor may see a reduction in his/her hours or be assigned to a different course. This does not reflect on the tutor involved: it is usually due to unresolved timetabling constraints or fluctuations in enrollments.

Email is the primary method of communicating with prospective tutors, so please monitor it regularly in the period around the start of semester.