This page provides information for university students to consider assisting secondary school students of low income families to improve their STEM subjects.
Tutoring Programme Launched
We have launched a free online maths tutoring programme for Secondary 1 to 6 students who want to improve their maths subject but cannot afford paid tutoring classes or private tutoring. Tablet or touchscreen PCs and meeting / whiteboard apps will be used for online interaction between tutors and students on a one-to-one basis.
Tutoring Venue and Time
As tutoring will be conducted online, tutor and student can separately choose their own venues to suit themselves. They can agree on a tutoring time convenient to both parties. The tutoring time should usually be after 4:00pm on weekdays and will be more flexible at weekends.
Tutors are required to arrange at least one session per week, each of about an hour, for each student to help resolve problems encountered in maths study / homework or consolidate relevant knowledge / concepts. Tutors may need to identify students’ problems by perusing their homework, classwork, etc. if students are unable to express their problems clearly.
A minimum commitment period of three months to supervise a secondary student is expected.
Students have to use tablet/touchscreen PCs or iPads with Google Workspace apps for interaction with their tutors.
Tablet PCs and stylus pens will be on loan to students if they got no access to such equipment. The equipment would be awarded to the students later based on their tutors’ comments and whether any improvement in academic performance is observed.
Tutors also have to use tablet/touchscreen PCs or iPads and stylus pens for interaction with their students. All required Google Workspace apps are free for use. However, a Google Workspace account will be provided to each tutor to allow use of the apps with less restrictions.
For university students who join us as online tutors but do not have the required equipment, they can borrow from us in the commitment period subject to availability.
Reference Materials Available to Tutors
Relevant textbook materials and teaching plans of students will be provided to tutors for reference as far as possible.
Recognition of Tutor’s Effort
A certificate will be issued to each tutor on a yearly basis indicating the number of tutoring sessions conducted in the period concerned.
Tutor’s DSE Maths Level Attained
University students who join us as online tutors should attain Level 4 or above in DSE maths subject or equivalent level in other recognized examinations.
If you are interested in joining us as a tutor but have some queries in mind, please go to our Q&A page to see if you can find the answers. Otherwise, you can write us your queries or simply leave us a contact phone number by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. We shall respond to you by e-mail or by phone as soon as possible.
Registration as a Tutor
As our online tutoring programme is an ongoing one and will be extended in future to cover different STEM subjects, higher grades and more students, you can register as a tutor for maths and/or other subjects as you wish.
We expect communications / interactions between a tutor and a student through our designated channels to be for guiding the student to advance in STEM subjects. Communications / interactions for other purposes (e.g. dating, marketing …) are all prohibited.
Courtesy and respect are expected to be maintained in all interactions between a tutor and a student. Punctuality in attending scheduled tutoring sessions and completion of relevant assignments and preparation work are all expected from tutors and students.
Any violation of the aforesaid might lead to removal of registration and termination of service.