Local students to benefit from $337 million tutoring package

Monday, 24 May 2021

Local students from across the St George area are ready to take advantage of a history-making tutoring program designed to overcome the impacts of the pandemic on their studies.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, is pleased to see that a total of 35 tutors will work across local schools to allow students to further their academic success.
 
“This $337 million investment is outstanding news for local students as it allows them to catch up on any disruptions from last year while targeting their individual learning needs,”
Mr Coure said.
 
“The St George area is continually home to some of our State’s top performers and this support package will provide resources and support to facilitate their path to excellence.”
 
Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, confirmed that 5417 tutors have been employed in NSW public schools, with almost 99 per cent of schools already offering tutoring support to their students.
 
“Helping NSW students bridge the gaps in their learning caused by COVID is part of our Government’s efforts to build a safer and stronger NSW,” Minister Mitchell said.
 
“This means that no matter where a school is in NSW or how many students they have, they can provide a tutoring program which works for their students.”
 
“This program has had a fantastic take-up from our country schools, and more than 3200 of the tutors delivering the program are in regional, rural and remote schools.”
 
The additional support is tailored by schools using both the data from last year’s Check-in Assessments and the knowledge of classroom teachers.
 
“Our local schools are comprised of a unique and diverse range of students and it is fantastic to see that individual schools have the flexibility that they need to cater for the personalised circumstances and abilities of every child,” Mr Coure said.
 
Registrations are still open for educators interested in taking part. For more information, please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/covid-lear...
 
Existing Department of Education staff can register their interest through ClassCover.