How to Become a Tutor
The Tutor Program hires 70-80 tutors each year.
- be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program at UMaine and taking at least six credit hours.
- have earned an A or B in the course(s) they are willing to tutor.
- have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 (3.0 or higher preferred).
- be available to work a MINIMUM of 6 hours per week.
- have good communication skills AND be willing to work with small groups.
- have a high level of patience and a sincere desire to help others.
Tutors are most needed in the following subjects areas:
- Social Sciences
- Computer Science
- Work with 2-3 groups of students for two hours (per group) each week.
- Prepare for tutoring sessions.
- Be aware of student progress and the various study skills and learning strategies applicable to the material covered.
- Complete progress reports for each group in each payroll period.
- Attend tutor training sessions provided by the Tutor Program.
- Detailed responsibilities are more clearly outlined at the time of the interview.
- Tutoring is a great way to prepare for upper level courses, junior proficiencies, GREs, and other professional exams.
- Develop and improve inter- and intrapersonal communication skills.
- Upon completion of training and 25 hours of tutoring, tutors earn Level I certification from the College Reading and Learning Association.
- Tutors who are hired may elect to earn 1, 2, or 3 academic credits (EDG298, a Field Experience course through the College of Education and Human Development).
- Students must complete an application and schedule of available hours.
- Interviews are given to applicants who best meet the above qualifications and who can tutor the courses for which there is a demand.
- Work-study eligible students are given first priority; but several non-work-study students are hired each year.
- If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please stop by the office, 104 Dunn Hall.