Deputy Head, Dr Chard, tells us about a recent tutoring initiative:
“Thirty-five of our Year 11 students have been taking part in mathematics and English tutoring after school for the last fifteen weeks. They completed their block of tutoring with the Tutor Trust last week. Whilst the majority of the students were learning in school, some had online sessions later in the evening. Special mentions go to Lydia, Taye, Darcie, Axante, John, Olayinka and Jenica who had excellent attendance in maths. Also Rose-Leigh, Dami, Ruth, Michael, Maryam, Adedoyin and Emmanuela whose attendance was excellent in English.
Comments from the tutors have been superb. Faria said ‘The students have been a pleasure to teach, and I wish them all luck. Thank you to the teachers and co-ordinators who helped arrange this tuition’. One of our online tutors commented ‘It has been really great tutoring the students at your school’. He explained how one student had been ‘a joy to tutor, her attendance has been fantastic, and she has consistently applied herself. She really is an example to others’ and how another student had been ‘a joy to work with. He is a polite young man who puts his head down and I am really happy with the progress he has made. His parents have also been extremely supportive throughout. It has made my work as a tutor feel very worthwhile’. The end of the tutoring was celebrated with donuts and hot chocolate and I hope students have all found the sessions worthwhile.”
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