Developing a tutoring network in Informatics for young people in schools in deprived areas
Developing a tutoring network in Informatics for young people in schools in deprived areas.
Team Members: Fiona McNeill, Kasia Kokowska, Siang Jun Teo
Engaging in tutoring can have significant benefits for both the tutee and the tutor. Tutees receive extra academic support and are also able to interact with new people – for example, learning about university life. These benefits are particularly valuable for young people in schools in deprived areas. The tutors are able develop skills and confidence and to get an experience of the teaching process. This is particularly pertinent during Covid, where young people have missed significant chunks of their education and may miss more, and university students are greatly restricted in extra-curricula activities and opportunities to enhance their CVs.
This project focusses on developing a tutoring network in Informatics to deliver tutoring to young people at exam levels in schools in deprived areas. It will focus on developing a framework of change defining the desired outcomes for both tutees and tutors and will use this framework to guide the practice and fully evaluate the outcomes. This will provide us with a deep understanding of the benefits and challenges of such an enterprise, allowing us to set up a robust tutoring network in subsequent years.