STEPUP Peer Tutor Program
The STEPUP Peer Tutor Program is a community service initiative that trains Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science students to volunteer in school classes within science disciplines. These peer tutors become one-to-one or group academic tutors in a secondary school environment.
Who can become a STEPUP Peer Tutor?
Full-time and part-time students from the Faculty of Health, Engineering 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?
A minimum of 40 hours during the year is required.
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.
Becoming a STEPUP Peer Tutor in 2014
If you are interested in becoming a STEPUP Peer Tutor you need to:
- Download the 2014 STEPUP Peer Tutor Application form; and
- Complete the form and return it by email to Joseph Sim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your application is successful, you will receive confirmation of the 2014 training dates.
Working with Children Check
If you are selected to be 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 Tutor Coordinator, confirming you as a volunteer of the STEPUP Peer Tutor Program.
STEPUP Tutor Training 2014
Tutor training workshops are run before placements commence. These 4 hour workshops provide tutors with skills and knowledge helpful when working in the classroom with school students.
If you would like a detailed overview about the STEPUP program, we recommend that you download a copy of the STEPUP Framework. For further information or clarification, please contact the Acting STEPUP Coordinator.
Acting STEPUP Coordinator
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3460