Joining the Tutor Registry FAQ
Who can be a tutor?
The minimum qualification of a tutor is B+ or higher in the course. Tutors may hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in that field but are not required to do so in order to tutor.

All tutors in the U1 Tutor Registry must have completed the 6-hour Tutor Training Workshop offered by the Academic Learning Centre. This workshop is offered several times throughout the academic year.

How often do I need to register to be a tutor?
Once you have completed the 6-hour tutor training workshop, you will be posted on the registry. Your should inform the Academic Learning Centre of your intentions to remain an active tutor each term and update your contact and tutor information.

What if my overall GPA drops below 3.0?
If your GPA drops below 3.0 you should inform the Academic Learning Centre so you can be removed from the tutor registry.

What services are tutors responsible to provide for a tutee?

  • Try to contact tutees as soon as possible once they’ve requested assistance.
  • Maintain tutees’ confidentiality and protect their identity. This can be maintained by avoiding sharing anecdotes with other tutors, program staff or professors.
  • Try to communicate with tutees in a respectful manner.
  • Be punctual. If you need to cancel an appointment, notify the tutee as soon as possible so that the appointment can be rescheduled at a mutually agreeable time.

Is there a tutor “code of ethics”?
You will be asked to sign a “Tutor Code of Ethics” as part of your application to be a part of the Tutor Registry. Be professional when relating to your tutee. This includes conducting yourself in an appropriate manner.

What information does a tutee need to know prior to hiring me?
Tutees that are seeking the help of a tutor will probably ask the following questions:

  • What is your hourly rate?
  • When are you available to meet?
  • How long tutorial sessions will be?
  • How long have you tutored this subject?
  • What is your approach to tutoring?

What should I charge for a tutor session?
You can charge from $9-25 an hour depending on your qualifications. The price of a tutoring session is set by the tutor.

What should be the method of payment?
The expected method of payment should be arranged with the tutee. Usually cash or cheques are acceptable and you can expect payment at the end of each session.

What is my employment status as a tutor?
You are an independent tutor and as such have no employer/employee relationship with the university.