Become a tutor

The Student Guild has teamed up with Vygo to provide GUGC with a new app designed to connect quality tutors with students. As a tutor using this app, you will be able set your hourly rate, enjoy the app’s services free of charge, create a flexible schedule, build your resume, give back to your community and more! So what’re you waiting for? Download the app or visit the Vygo website to get started.

  1. Create a Tutor Profile
    Download the Vygo mobile app or visit the Vygo website, create a profile, list which classes you’d like to tutor, supply your grades to Vygo, select your tutoring availability and set your hourly rate.
  2. Bookings
    Once your profile is complete, students will be able to find you on the app and request a session. Use the Vygo app to chat with students, accept tutoring requests and manage your bookings.
  3. Tutoring
    Conduct your tutoring sessions either online or in-person. Get paid through the app automatically after your session is complete.

Tutor expectations

  • If you have achieved over 70% in a Griffith course then you’re eligible to become a tutor on the Vygo mobile app.
  • Tutors must be a current Griffith University student
  • All tutoring sessions are required to be held either online or in a public space.
  • By choosing to become a tutor, you have agreed to adhere to the Student Guild code of conduct.

Benefits of tutoring

  • Gain an increased level of understanding through explaining course material to others
  • Expand your resume
  • Meet other fellow Griffith University students
  • Educate and support those in need
  • See others progress academically
  • Earn extra income working a flexible schedule

FAQ

Vygo requires that students have achieved a minimum of 70% in a subject before they are permitted to tutor.

The ‘general tutoring’ option is no longer available. Click the ‘programs’ page to choose your preferred courses for tutoring. 

As long as your rate is not below the minimum wage, you are free to set whatever rate you’d like. We recommend you charge a reasonable hourly rate for your services, dependent upon your level of academic experience.

No. Vygo provides a free app for both tutors and students. As a tutor, you will be paid 100% of whatever rate you charge.

A tutoring session begins and ends on both the tutor and mentees own time. This time is then recorded in the app by the tutor using the ‘Complete Session’ button. 

The Vygo app no longer tracks sessions, and students will only pay for the time in which they were tutored. It is the responsibility of the tutor to submit the session duration. Students do not pay for their session until this is added into the app by the tutor and the booked session price may not always equal the completed session price as it is calculated per the hour. 

For example, if the student session goes for less time than expected, the cost will be less. If the student session is longer than anticipated, the cost will be more. It is calculated on the tutor’s hourly session fee.

All payment is done through the app and occurs automatically once a session has been completed. The Vygo payment system works in a similar way to that of Uber.

Once a tutoring session has been completed, funds should appear in your account within 1 business day.

No. For the safety of both the tutor and student, all session are required to be held in a public space or online.

Vygo allows you to toggle between student and tutor mode whenever you need. Simply click on the ‘Account’ button at the bottom right of your screen and then select ‘Become a Tutor’.

Don’t stress. To reach out to the Vygo Support team, simply click on the ‘Chat with Vygo’ button located in the menu or peruse the Vygo Help Centre by clicking the ‘Help’ button located in the footer of the app.

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