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University Tutors conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university.


  • prepares and conducts tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions
  • marks essays, assignments and examinations
  • advises students on academic and related matters
  • attends departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars
  • serves on committees and boards
  • conducts research
  • stimulates and guides class discussions
  • compiles bibliographies of specialised materials for reading assignments.

To become an University Tutor

  • You need a formal qualification in your area of expertise to work as a University Tutor. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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