STEPUP Peer Tutoring Program
The STEPUP Peer Tutor Program is a community service program that trains Faculty of Computing, Health and Science students to volunteer in school classes within science disciplines. These peer tutors become one-to-one or group role models, mentors or academic tutors in a secondary school environment.
Who can become a STEPUP Peer Tutor?
Full-time, part-time, internal or external ECU students from the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science who want to give something back to their community or local school. You will strengthen your resume, develop communication skills, and learn to apply your university knowledge to an external environment.
Why you might consider becoming a STEPUP Peer Tutor
STEPUP Peer Tutors love to help others by assisting teachers with many activities within the classroom and interact with the students. You will also help to raise aspirations for young people considering careers in science.
Consider how becoming a peer tutor could benefit you by increasing your communication skills, develop the ability to convey scientific concepts and explanations to people with non-scientific backgrounds in an accessible way, practice effective active listening with pupils and teachers, and enhance questioning techniques.
How much time will you need to commit as a STEPUP Peer Tutor?
Approximately 2 hours every week on a day that suits you. Complete a minimum of 40 hours during the year.
Where will the STEPUP Peer Tutor Program place you?
Secondary schools across the North Metropolitan area. Most of these schools are likely to be near the Joondalup and Mount Lawley Campuses. Placement schools could be found near your hometown.
Becoming a STEPUP Peer Tutor in 2013
If you are interested in becoming a STEPUP Peer Tutor you need to:
- Download the Peer Tutoring Registration form;
- Complete the form and return it by email to Jason Blight at email@example.com; and
- Attend one of the Information Sessions to clarify the program’s aims and objectives.
Working with Children Check
Once you are happy to proceed as a STEPUP Peer Tutor, you must complete a Working with Children Check prior to placement at a school.
A $10 processing fee is payable, which the STEPUP Peer Tutor program will refund to you upon production of a receipt. The form must be certified by the STEPUP Peer Tutoring Coordinator, confirming you as a volunteer of the STEPUP Peer Tutoring Program.
STEPUP Tutor Training 2013
Tutor training workshops are run prior to students being placed into schools. The workshop provides tutors with skills and knowledge helpful when working in the classroom with school students.
Workshop dates: TBC
Workshops run for approximately 3 hours. All workshops are the same and you only need to attend once.
Faculty Community Officer
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3451