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Homework Club Tutor

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Homework Club Tutor

Access UCC, PLUS Programme

Cork

At a Glance

  • Start Date:30/01/2022
  • End Date:15/03/2022
  • Closing date:30/01/2022
  • Post Updated:01/12/2021
  • Min Hours:12
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:1. Sign up on UCC PLUS+ Homework Club Page, 2. Complete TUSLA training, 3. Garda Vetting, &4. Training

Description

How do I apply? 

Follow the step by step process here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/uccplus/getinvolved/homeworkclubinformation/homeworkclubhowtoapply/

What is the Homework Club all about?

The Homework Club  is an outreach programme whereby UCC students volunteer to be placed in a Cork  city secondary school to help students with their homework. Volunteers will help junior cycle students (1st- 3rd years). 

What is the Aim of the Homework Club?

The aim of the Homework Club is to provide academic support to junior cycle students. It is envisaged that tutors will provide additional academic support to students in an encouraging, motivating & fun environment. The Homework Club aims to foster closer relations between UCC and DEIS linked schools while encouraging  students to consider progression to third level, particularly where there is little tradition of progression onto higher education.

Who Should Apply?

  • Enthusiastic and committed students who are interested in developing their teaching and communication skills
  • Students who would like to get involved in a volunteer programme. 
  • Students looking to gain and develop transferable skills 

What is the time commitment?

Tutors are asked to commit to one Homework Club for 7/8 weeks for 2 hours per week (including travel time) in either semester 1 & 2, or both.

Tutors will commit to either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for the duration of the programme.  

What days/times does it run? (includes travel time)

You will be assigned to a homework club at the same school, on the same day on either

Monday 15:00 - 17:30  

Tuesday 15:00 - 17:30 

Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30 

Volunteers will remain in their assigned School & Day slot for the duration of the programme. We will do our best to offer students their 1st preference day/time slot, however on occasion it is not always possible.

Semester 2: January - March 2022

Provisional Dates

Week commencing 31st January 2022 – Week commencing 14th March 2022

 

How will I get to the school I've been assigned to?

The PLUS Programme provide free coach transport is available from University College Cork to the schools and back again from Gaol Cross

Do I have to study the curriculum beforehand?

Volunteers do not need to know the Junior Cycle curriculum. The Homework Club's ethos is about showing students how to complete their homework correctly rather than doing the work for them. 

What are some benefits of joining the Homework Club?

Full participation in the Homework Clubs will count towards the UCC EmployAgility Awards.  

https://www.ucc.ie/en/careers/areyouacurrentstudent/getexperience/awards/

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Any queries contact uccplus@ucc.ie 

Details of time commitment needed for role:
I session per week, with Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for 2hours (including travel time)

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Garda Vetting & Training

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Access UCC PLUS Programme

Address: Access UCC, PLUS Programme , University College Cork

Website: www.ucc.ie/en/uccplus/

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