Individuals who work as information and communications technologies (ICT) tutors are responsible for helping individuals to learn practices and principles related to media, such as video and audio communications, electronic communications, such as email, and information sharing programs. ICT tutors might work in high schools and colleges to help students and faculty members better to use these technologies, and they might also work in non-academic environments, such as at local community and career development centers. While ICT tutors usually must have some understanding of the technologies they tutor, levels of expertise vary greatly depending on the levels at which they practice.
To become an ICT tutor at a high school or community development center, it is essential to at least be enrolled in an academic program where you learn relevant skills or to have enough professional experience to prove that you are proficient in related areas. A person who would like to become an ICT tutor in a university or professional setting normally must have more in depth training. Most school-based employers will also require aspiring ICT tutors to go through some tutoring or educational training.
If you are a student who would like to become an ICT tutor either as a volunteer or as a part time worker, it might be essential first to take a test that allows you to prove your knowledge and skills in the field of information technologies. It also usually is essential to provide references from professors who can attest to factors such as your work ethic, communication skills, and dedication to your work. Many school tutoring centers require that student tutors have minimum grade point averages, especially in fields related to their subjects of interest.
A person who is not in school and who would like to become an ICT tutor should inquire at local schools and community centers. In most cases, it is necessary to have a resume that illustrates your experience and academic preparation in both information technology and in education. Professional ICT tutors commonly are responsible for assisting students in one-on-one scenarios and in group tutoring sessions. They also might supervise and train student tutors.
Any person who would like to become an ICT tutor who is self-employed should be prepared immediately to demonstrate his or her experience and knowledge. A good way to do this is to earn an advanced degree in a field such as information systems or in media studies. Many self-employed ICT tutors have websites where they can post articles they have written about relevant subjects, their resumes, and letters from references and satisfied clients.