Activate Learning and peer tutoring organisation Yipiyap have created a system that connects students with a tutor of their choice, close to them in age, to give them additional support and teaching in a series of online lessons.
Up to 600 students from Activate Learning’s seven colleges are taking part, with over 20 tutors from across the UK. They themselves have recently completed A Levels.
Anne Morris of Yipiyap, says: “Peer teaching has proven results as the tutors are close in age and relatable – they help bring a bit of fun to it. We already work with schools to provide peer tutors for in-class support, but this is the first time we have created a complete network with the express purpose of helping with exam resits.”
Anne Haig-Smith at Activate Learning, said: “We are delighted to be working on this innovative new project.”