This year, the Mathematics faculty will again be running the Maths Assist program. Competent Mathematics students from Years 10, 11 & 12 will again volunteer their time to support students from Years 7 to 10 in their development of mathematical skills and increase their confidence in this subject. Observations have shown that both the student tutors and the student tutees benefit from the cross age tutoring experience. Tutors can improve their understanding through teaching and become more responsible while doing something worthwhile to help others, as well as further develop their social, communication and leadership skills and the time volunteered can contribute towards their Community Service or CAS hours. Tutees can improve their levels of self confidence and mathematical aptitude as a result of receiving individual assistance from their peers.
Maths Assist will be conducted in the Cullen Library on Wednesdays from 3:40pm to 4:30pm, beginning on Wednesday 17th February (Week 3). Booking sheets will be located at reception at the Cullen Library. Year 7 – 10 students who wish to become involved are asked to write their name in the booking sheet by 3.30pm of the Tuesday prior so that Tutors can be notified. The program should not be viewed as a homework club. Mathematics staff will be in attendance to monitor the program and provide support where necessary. It should be stressed that, as always, students are encouraged to seek assistance from their Mathematics teacher when difficulties arise in class.
It is hoped that Maths Assist will provide an additional opportunity for support and a positive experience for all those involved. For further information, I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Gary Collins, Head of Mathematics