Tutoring first-year students has become a common and useful practice for South Ural State University. Thanks to experienced mentors—senior students and teachers—first-year students adapt more easily to the learning process and to their new life as students in general. Tutoring is extremely necessary for international students who come to SUSU from all over the world.
Starting from this year, tutors will also be available for applicants. At present there is no such practice among Chelyabinsk universities. SUSU will be the first institution of higher education that will provide its applicants with individual support.
"What does the institution of tutoring for applicants entail? First of all, help with choosing a field of study, Olympiads, and competitions, which will allow applicants to earn extra points for admission. Tutors will introduce applicants to the departments and laboratories. It is a personal admission trajectory with a personal mentor," says Ivan Sukhikh, Director of the SUSU Applicant Consultation Centre.
To get tutoring assistance, students must register at the link and indicate their preferences for areas of study. The project is designed for 11th-form students, but 10th-form students are welcome to join as well.
"Applicants will be able to receive personalized newsletters on the specific field that interests them. If they are planning to enter, for example, the IT field, we will offer them information related to information technology. Considering the large flow of information that is currently being dumped on applicants, such specialized sampling will help them not to miss anything important and not to get lost in the variety of information," explains Ivan Sukhikh.
Employees of the SUSU Applicant Consultation Centre will act as the tutors. The centre plans to involve students in the process. For many years, senior-year students have been involved in career guidance work of the university. Students who have enrolled at SUSU from other towns give talks during winter vacations to the schoolchildren at their schools, where they speak about their academic program and the university they have applied to. Before their talks, students are trained in the Applicant Consultation Centre and receive materials for their presentation.
We would like to add that traditionally, SUSU launches individual career guidance consultations for applicants and their parents in October. Consultations take place in person on Saturdays from 12:00 to 16:00.
You can sign up for a consultation on the website of the Applicant Consultation Centre.