Tutor Frequently Asked Questions
What courses do you need tutored?
We need tutors for all subjects and majors, but the specific need depends on the students enrolled in our program for the semester.
What happens after I turn in my application?
After we receive your application, you will be notified of the status of your application. If two weeks have passed and you have not received anything from us, please give us a call.
Will I interview for the job?
After we review your application and decide that you may be able to meet our needs, we will contact you to set up an appointment for an interview.
I have no experience tutoring or dealing with learning disabilities. Can I still apply?
Yes. We provide extensive training so that you will be a competent tutor by the first session.
Who will I tutor? Will it be the same person all the time?
You will be working one-on-one with students that are accepted into the TECHniques program. At the beginning of the semester the TECHniques staff works to pair students with tutors, taking into account the personalities and academic programs of both the student and tutor. As a tutor, you will work with the same student(s) throughout the semester.
What do you mean by "flexible hours"?
We say that hours are flexible because you work with your students to set the times when you will meet. The number of students you work with is up to you, but is set once the semester starts.
What if I want to tutor a class that I have taken somewhere else?
As long as the course appears on your transfer transcript at Tech, you will be able to tutor that subject.
I have over 40 hours, but they are not all from Tech. Can I still apply?
What if I want to tutor a class that I took a CLEP test for?
We can still use you to tutor that subject. However, for some subjects, in-class experience is better.
Where and when does tutoring take place?
Tutoring is expected to be conducted only in the TECHniques Center. The student's Academic Counselor may approve tutoring in the library for research purposes, science lab for science courses, or other places necessary for academic coursework. Tutoring must be conducted in a quiet, distraction-free environment. Tutoring may not be conducted in residence hall rooms, homes, apartments, coffee houses, etc.
How many hours per week will I tutor?
You can work as much or as little as you want. Most tutors choose to work 5-10 hours per week. Experience has shown that it is very difficult for a tutor to work over 15 hours per week.
I would like to tutor, but am not available for the upcoming semester. Will I be able to apply the following semester?
Of course. We are always looking for new tutors, so we accept applications year round.
What if I don't get along with my student?
We work to coordinate the personalities of students and tutors when we match them at the beginning of the semester. But if the student or tutor feels that the pairing is not a good match, we will work to resolve the problem.
I have applied to TECHniques before, but my services were not needed at the time. Can I tutor this semester and do I need to reapply?
We keep records of all our applicants for two semesters, so if you would like to be considered, just contact us and we will pull your file. (this also goes for tutors who have worked for us in the past).