Plans for delivery of this programme during 2021/22 are currently in progress.
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.
Tutors are usually recruited early in the Summer Term from a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Traditionally, tutors spend an hour per week at a school or college from early on in Spring Term. They work in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, assisting selected students with their studies.
In the 2020/21 academic year, the tutoring programme took place virtually and was delivered in partnership with Team Up.
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.
The scheme has traditionally been available to pupils in years 9-12 studying at state schools and colleges in the Greater London area.
Applications for 2020/21 are now closed. If your school/college is interested in taking part in 2021/22, please email us at email@example.com 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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