Sixth formers offer online tutoring to peers concerned about lockdown

Pupils at Farnborough Hill want to help others in the area who may be feeling lonely or struggling to keep up with work

A group of sixth form students at Farnborough Hill have set up a free online tutoring service to help other girls in the area who may be feeling isolated, or finding it difficult to keep up with their GCSE and A-level learning from home.

Eleven pupils at the Hampshire girls’ school are offering their expertise to students in years 10 to 12, with help served up in the form of online resources, videos, handy tips and one-to-one tutorials.

As sixth formers, their knowledge of the curriculum is up-to-date and covers a broad range of subject areas, with fields including psychology, politics, economics, maths, English language and literature, French, biology, chemistry, physics and history.

“These students are thrilled to be able to offer help and support to any girls in the local area who might feel they need a boost in a particular area,” said Craig McCready, head of sixth form at Farnborough Hill.

“I am extremely proud of their drive and willingness to help others. They are incredible role models and excited to create a female-focused learning environment.”

The young would-be tutors, said the school, “are all extremely passionate about their learning and want to help enthuse other students to adopt the same level of pride in their academic studies”.

In particular, the girls are keen to help pupils who may be lacking parental support as they try to go about their studies in lockdown, or do not have the notes necessary to complete the work they have been assigned.

Any student simply looking to carry on with their education during the enforced absence from the classroom is equally welcome to benefit from the sixth formers’ tutelage.

For more information or to register for the free online tutoring service, please visit farnborough-hill.org/sixth-form-tutoring

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