We were very excited to see this article in the @school section of The Mosman Daily on Thursday 14th February 2013.
The article was spot-on… Who better to learn from than those that were highly successful in the HSC in previous years and are now studying law, commerce, acturial studies and chemical engineering!
Mentors share skills with tuition program
Former students teach from experience
Who better to learn from than a person who was in your shoes last year.
This is the philosophy behind a new HSC tuition centre in which this year’s students are mentored by those who excelled in their finalyear of school. This relationship is them teamed with professional tuition by experts at Mosman CoWorks.
Lead teacher Tim Kennedy said the student mentors are undergoing trainingon how to help those embarking on their HSC.
“They all excelled in their HSC and scored in the 90s”, he said. Mr Kennedy said many of the mentors were doing university studies so the opportunity to help younger students would help develop their inter-personal skills.
Mosman CoWorks is based on a successful program, which Mr Kennedy has been a part of, based in Bondi since 1996. The program allows students to complete exam style tasks, learn the skill of essay writing and be exposed to tutors who can assist in a range of subjects including English, Maths, Economics and Science.
Students also have access to an interactive website.