The scheme aims to:
- Help raise students’ achievement levels
- Raise students’ aspirations and encourage them to consider higher education when they leave school
- Give LSE student tutors the opportunity to develop their social, organisational and problem solving skills
- Enable LSE student tutors to gain important work experience and take part in a valuable community programme.
Our Mathematics tutoring programme is delivered to targeted pupils in years 10 or 11 at our two partner schools, Barking Abbey School and Harris Academy St John's Wood. LSE undergraduate and postgraduate students are trained as tutors and work with small groups of pupils on a weekly basis each spring term.
In the 2020/21 academic year, the programme focused on GCSE mathematics tutoring. However, previous tutors have provided provided GCSE and A-level support with other subjects too, including English, economics, science, history, geography, government and politics, sociology and more.
There is no cost to take part.
All staff and students involved in the sessions receive appropriate training beforehand. Staff or students working directly and regularly with young people on activities receive specific training on working with children, in line with our LSE WP Team Safeguarding Procedures. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
This tutoring programme is offered to targeted pupils in years 10 or 11 studying at one of our two partner schools.
Applications for 2020/21 are now closed. If your school/college is interested in taking part in 2021/22, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
If you're an LSE student who's interested in being a tutor, please keep an eye on our information for LSE students page.
This news article provides more information about the 2020/21 tutoring programme, which was delivered in partnership with Team Up.
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