Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Bunbury primary and secondary students can now benefit from online tutoring thanks to a partnership between Edith Cowan University (ECU), Tutoring Australasia and the City of Bunbury.
Following the success of the program launch in the City of Stirling, Bunbury students from years four to 12 will now have access to yourtutor, an online service which provides individual help with homework, assignments, exam preparations and study questions.
Yourtutor connects students via the internet with qualified expert teachers and tutors in a range of subjects such as maths, English and science, as well as providing help with study skills and exam preparation.
City of Bunbury Mayor, David Smith is pleased to be associated with the yourtutor program.
“This partnership enables Bunbury students from years four to 12 to use the Bunbury Regional Library home page to access qualified tutors.
“This is an invaluable program that is derived directly though the partnership between ECU, Tutoring Australia, and the City of Bunbury,” Mayor Smith said.
Students will be able to log on between 4.00pm and 8.00pm weekdays through their local library homepage, and access new technologies such as controlled chat, interactive whiteboard and shared web browsing, allowing tutors to review specific homework questions with students in real time.
ECU is the only university in WA to support the yourtutor program, giving local school children the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Dean of ECU’s South West, Mr Robert Irvine 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 assist students in furthering their education.”
The Bunbury launch of yourtutor will take place on Friday, 28 May from 11.00am at the Bunbury City/Regional Library.
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