Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Tutor Online

Today / On Wednesday 24th January ten Year 11 students started their My Tutor online programme, a fantastic opportunity fully funded through our partnership Aim Higher and our NCOP Programme. MyTutor has matched our students with high-performing online tutors to reinforce classwork in a specific subject. Each session is a face-to-face video chat with their tutor. The lessons are live so they can go at their own pace and ask questions, a great thing too is that the sessions are recorded and students can playback the sessions whenever they wish to consolidate learning.

Each week the students will have a one hour session in S16 with their online tutor where they can have the opportunity to:

  • Explore their subject in greater detail;
  • Go over topics they might not have fully understood in class;
  • Learn from current university students
  • Revisit topics they have found tricky to help them to build confidence in the particular subject they are studying- this week included Surds and simultaneous equations in maths! Big bang theory, bonding, hydrocarbons and thermal decomposition in Science. Alongside how erosion shapes our coastline and how rivers are affected by a range of processes.

First session nerves were overcome and everyone agreed that actually talking to an undergraduate helped them to further understand the subjects and make progress!