Cluey Learning has been selected to help the NSW Government roll out their previously announced $337 million "tutoring in schools" program across the state to high priority schools.
The school tutoring program aims to provide schools with ongoing support after 2020's disrupted school year and gives schools access to small group tutoring for selected students delivered by accredited and qualified NSW teachers.
Tutoring in the high-priority schools is set to launch in Term 3, with sessions intended to be run during the school day that will be focused on helping students catch up in literacy and numeracy.
Cluey Learning, one of four chosen tutoring companies, ran a pilot program with the NSW Department of Education in Term 4, 2020, and provided tutoring to selected students across six schools in English and Maths. The participating schools reported very high levels of student engagement, academic success and confidence building, with 88% of post-program student feedback rating the Cluey Learning tutoring sessions positively.
Lenise Hollis, Principal of Fennell Bay Public School, who was involved in the pilot program noted her students were “eager to participate” and goes on to say:
“Our staff were particularly impressed with the professionalism and flexibility of the tutors, both during lesson implementation and when providing weekly lesson reports. The Cluey administrative team were also readily available and willing to help and support our staff in the implementation of the program at all times.”
Dr Selina Samuels, Chief Learning Officer at Cluey Learning, states:
“With so much disruption occurring over 12-months of schooling in 2020, the NSW Government tutoring initiative has arrived at the perfect time. Having been involved with the pilot program and seeing first-hand how students can benefit from supplementary, targeted attention in small groups, we're excited to be rolling this out across the state. All our tutors for the program are qualified and NSW accredited teachers, and are very well equipped to provide the support that the schools and students need.”
In order to deliver this initiative, Cluey has significantly increased its pool of tutors and support staff.
Trevor McDougall, Cluey’s COO says, “We know that schools require the right support, particularly around reporting and feedback on student progress. Having already delivered in excess of 300,000 online tutoring sessions to school students in Australia, our systems, processes and learning analytics are configured to provide this at scale.”
Professor Garry Falloon, Director of International Engagement and Professor of STEM Education in the Macquarie University School of Education and Chair of Cluey’s Education Advisory Board, says:
“There’s no doubt school closures during COVID-19 were challenging for teachers, parents and their children. Emerging studies also suggest they may have negatively impacted upon learning in areas like literacy and mathematics, with some groups being more adversely affected than others, such as those located in remote, rural or lower socio economic regions. Individual or small group tutoring can potentially help these students make up this lost ground, as it can be tailored to address specific learning gaps in a more individualised manner, through personalised and targeted programs of support.”
The program will be available to eligible schools from Term 3.
To find out more about how Cluey Learning is helping NSW schools, visit: https://clueylearning.com.au/schools/nsw-doe-tuition/
To find out more about becoming a tutor with Cluey Learning, visit: https://clueylearning.com.au/become-an-online-tutor/