Before you commence tutoring

Training sessions are run by the Faculty of Science at the start of Semester 1 and 2, during O Week, which all new tutors are required to attend. These sessions cover basic educational theory and general guidelines for conducting tutorials. A shorter induction and training session, held on the same day, is run by the School of Mathematics and Physics, with information specific to these disciplines. New tutors will be paid for attendance.

New employee paperwork will be distributed during the SMP induction session. To ensure your tutoring appointment is processed as quickly as possible, make sure you bring with you the following:

  • Bank account details.
  • Tax File Number.
  • Birth certificate (if born in Australia) or Passport (driver's licence is not a sufficient alternative).

Faculty and SMP training for semester 1, 2018

  • Friday February 16th, 10:00 am - 4:30pm in room 63-348 (Physiology building).
  • Ensure that you arrive promptly, ready to start at 10am.
  • Bring a pen and paper with you.
  • Sessions 1 and 2 will be run by the Science Faculty, from 10am until 3pm. Lunch will be provided (12-1pm) between sessions 1 and 2.
  • Session 3 will be run by the School of Maths and Physics from 3:30pm until 4:30pm (this will be in a different location - Parnell room 302).
  • Tutors will be paid for 5 hours of training time in total.

During your first semester of tutoring

Throughout the semester, you're encouraged to keep in contact with the course coordinator or super tutor (in the case of large courses). They will be able to offer suggestions and feedback.

Assistance with marking your first pieces of assessment is available from the course coordinator/super tutor, or tutor coordinator.

Your colleagues may also be a useful resource. Talk to other tutors about their experiences throughout the semester.

If you'd like someone to sit in on one of your tutorials, contact the tutor coordinator.

SETutor Evaluations

Tutors are invited to carry out teaching evaluations each semester. Feedback from students is an invaluable resource to help you develop your teaching skills and find your preferred teaching style. SETutor evaluations are bulk ordered by the tutor coordinator for all maths and statistics tutors, and will be available towards the end of each semester. Tutors who don't carry out evaluations each semester may not be offered tutoring in the future.