How to Become a Tutor
- be enrolled in a degree/certificate program at UMaine and be taking at least six credits.
- have earned an A or B in the course(s) they are willing to tutor.
- have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (3.0 or higher preferred).
- be available to work a minimum of 6 hours per week.
- have strong 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 groups of students for two hours (per group) each week.
- Prepare for tutoring sessions.
- Be aware of student progress and the various study skills/learning strategies applicable to the material covered.
- Complete progress report(s) each payroll period.
- Attend tutor training sessions to fulfill CRLA certification requirements.
- Detailed responsibilities are more clearly outlined at the time of the interview.
- Tutoring is a beneficial way to prepare for upper level courses, 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 and a Level I Engaged Black Bear Digital Badge.
- Tutors who are hired may elect to earn 1, 2, or 3 academic credits (EHD298, a Field Experience course through the College of Education and Human Development).
- Students must complete an application and schedule of availability.
- Interviews are given to applicants who best meet the above qualifications and who can tutor courses for which there is a demand.
- The Tutor Program hires both work-study and non work-study students.
- If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please stop by the office, 104 Dunn Hall.