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Tutoring Roles

How to hire a graduate for a tutoring role

Candidate profile:

A patient individual who cares about others and wants to see them do well. They should be persistent in order to get good results from their tutee yet also able to put them at ease, all whilst remaining highly professional.

No particular degree is required for tutoring – it may influence the subject the candidate would like to tutor though!

Top skills:

  1. Verbal communication
  2. Time management
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Interpersonal
  5. Creative

Non-office experience

  • Any previous tutoring or teaching experience is a big plus!
  • Any volunteer work shows that the candidate has the compassion and interpersonal skills required for a tutoring role.

Office experience

  • Working for an educational organisation shows the candidate has an interest in this area and feels passionate about it.

Green flag

  • Clear and confident speaker
  • They are warm and engaging

Red flag

  • A poor academic record
  • The candidate is not punctual and does not present themselves well

At interview

  • Ask the candidate to explain something to you in their field of expertise to get a sense of their communication skills. You could ask them to explain their dissertation to you, for example.
  • Give an example of two contrasting tutees (e.g. stubborn and proactive) and ask them to explain the approach they would take with each one.
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