A friend indeed

One of VAMK’s greatest strengths lies in the strong sense of community and our tutors play a big part in this. Tutors will guide you through the first academic year. At the beginning of your studies they will help you to step into the daily life of a student as well as to get to know your future studying buddies. Dont’s worry if the start feel a bit overwhelming – you can always turn to a tutor!

Tutor, your first link to student life

Here in VAMK, the student union VAMOK is in charge of the training of the tutors. Tutor is that person, who guides you and is your mental support troughout the start of your studies. There’s tutors for all different students, Finnish students, degree students and exchange students. Tutors for exchange students are slightly different than the peer tutors. They guide exchange students to get to know their living area, city and Finnish culture.

You can turn to Tutors if you have anything on your mind. Tutors may not know everything, but they know who to turn to and know how to guide you in the right direction.

How to become a tutor?

The student union VAMOK is in charge of the application period which starts in January. The board of VAMOK, together with tutor coordinator and the international affairs coordinator, will choose the tutors from many applicants. Every year there are more and more applicants so you should prepare well. There are many training days during the spring and one overnight tutor camp. The tutoring itself starts from the autumn once new students arrive and lasts for the whole academic year. Tutors of VAMK will recieve 2 credits from the tutoring to their freely chosen studies.

You’ll recieve more information about tutoring from the tutor coordinator tutor@vamok.fi and the international affairs coordinator international@vamok.fi


“Tutor community is tight but easily approachable group of friends. It includes students from all studyfields and they organize things together and separately.”

Information of the Responsible Tutors

A Responsible Tutor is a person who is responsible for tutoring in your class. You can contact them, even before you start school, if you are preoccupied with something.

Listed below are the 2024 Responsible Tutors:

  • International Business (IB2024-1A), Johanna Välimäki, johennah@hotmail.com
  • Information Technology (IT2024), Marko Chissancho, markochissancho@gmail.com
  • Energy Technology (ETE2023K), Merci Wabiwa, e2200328@edu.vamk.fi