My Tutor 3:1 Pilot
Recently, a selection of Year 10 students were chosen to participate in a pilot scheme for MyTutor. The pilot study was designed to explore the impact of 3:1 tuition sessions in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science over a ten week period. Like our year 11 1:1 tuition programme, students worked with undergraduates from universities from across the country.
Being a pilot study, there were always going to be teething problems and of course these, inevitably, were with the technology. Although the technology failed more times than we care to mention, we realised we had a core group of students who showed great tenacity and perseverance. They stayed with the pilot to the very end when justifiably they could have walked away in frustration.
In recognition of their contribution to the development of the 3:1 tuition programme and gratitude for displaying such perseverance, MyTutor have provided our students with Amazon gift vouchers.
A perfect example of an outstanding step of progress from students here at The King’s.
When the technology issues were finally ironed out, It was fantastic to hear how positive the experience had been for students. Here are a few of their comments:
“I think the 3:1 tuition has made a massive impact on my learning and I would love to do it again”
“I enjoyed the topics that I covered and the way that we learnt them”
“I liked the style of learning and the opportunity to have extra sessions”
“The tuition has improved my knowledge on what I have learned in the past and made me remember some key features”
“It has helped me to recall previous topics that I may have forgotten, but its great having a tutor who you could ask a question without feeling embarrassed about what your peers may think of you”
Talking to the students at the end of the programme it was clear that they liked the support of being in a trio, as this gave them confidence and the opportunity to talk about their learning in the moment, with the support of a tutor totally focussed on their needs.