Aussie Helpers Volunteer for Isolated Students Education (AHVISE) program is seeking volunteer tutors to provide one-on-one learning to distance education students in remote Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.
AHVISE tutor Aleksandra Pozder said direct attention is integral to students’ development, especially when they are learning remotely.
“One-on-one learning provided by a tutor complements remote education and can substantially improve academic achievement, curiosity and enthusiasm,” Ms Pozder said.
“Our classrooms have changed in recent years and teaching methods, technology, subject choices and assessment metrics have all transformed education for the students of today.
“But one thing remains constant: learning has always been enhanced by personal, one-to-one support, and students who receive personal tutoring perform better than those who don't.”
The AHVISE program is funded by donations to Aussie Helpers, which covers the cost of travel for tutors.
Aussie Helpers CEO Tash Kocks said AHVISE is a great opportunity for retired teachers, academics and tutors who have the time and genuine passion to give back.
“The AHVISE program only exists due to the support and kindness of our many volunteers, and the financial support from the Aussie Helpers Charity,” Ms Kocks said.
“We offer both remote and in-person tutoring sessions, but in-person tutors get to experience a completely different way of life as they can stay on the farms with the families.”
Aussie Helpers urges anyone interested in volunteering or donating to enquire at www.ahvise.org.au.