Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Primary and secondary school students in the northern suburbs can now benefit from online tutoring thanks to a partnership between Edith Cowan University, Tutoring Australia and the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo.
Students from years 4 to 12 will have access to qualified tutors for individual help with homework, assignments, exam preparations and study questions through Tutoring Australasia’s yourtutor service.
The service will be available at eight libraries within the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo, and will also be accessible from home for library members.
Students can receive free, one-on-one help from Australian educated teachers and qualified tutors between 4.00pm and 8.00pm on weekdays in English, maths, science and study skills.
All tutors are experts in their subject area with training in online tutoring for young people.
Using innovative new learning technologies such as controlled chat, an interactive whiteboard and shared web browsing, tutors can review specific homework and assignment questions with students.
Yourtutor is already available at 250 Australian libraries, assisting over 100,000 school students.
ECU is the only university in WA to support the yourtutor program, giving local school children the opportunity to reach their full potential.
ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox says the yourtutor service will help students to thrive from a young age.
“ECU has a strong commitment to making education more accessible to everyone, and this is one way we can make a difference to the younger members of our community,” he said.
The sponsorship launch of yourtutor in the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo will take place on Wednesday, 18 March from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at ECU’s Joondalup Campus.
Yourtutor will be available free of charge at Joondalup, Whitford, Duncraig, Woodvale, Clarkson, Girrawheen, Wanneroo and Yanchep/Two Rocks libraries.
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