Developing your skills as a tutor of science and mathematics NR207 / A20

Start date
2 Feb 21
3 Hours

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Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial so it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. That is why the government have launched a National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help. 

In response we have designed a course aimed at new and existing secondary science and mathematics tutors that will support students to develop long term and deep understanding of these two core subjects. Based on academic research, the course centres on eight principles of good teaching exemplified using quality science and mathematics resources.

Who is it for?

New and existing secondary mathematics and science tutors who would like to improve their knowledge and skills Those qualified in these subjects who would like to offer tuition for the first time

What topics are covered?

This course covers: 

  • ⚪   building on the knowledge learners bring to sessions

    ⚪   exposing and discussing common misconceptions

    ⚪   developing effective questioning

    ⚪   emphasising methods rather than answers

    ⚪   using cooperative and small group work

    ⚪   using rich collaborative tasks

    ⚪   creating and exploring connections between topics

    ⚪   using technology in appropriate ways

How long is the course?

Remotely delivered, this course takes place across two 90 minute sessions. 

Who is the course leader?

  • Outcomes

    By the end of this course, you will be able to:
    • ✔️   build upon knowledge learners bring to the sessions

      ✔️   expose and discuss common misconceptions

      ✔️   develop effective questioning

      ✔️   create connections between topics


    1 Supporting mathematics and science tutors02 February 202116:00-17:30
    2 Supporting mathematics and science tutors09 February 202116:00-17:30

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    State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£150.00 +VAT
    Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£150.00 +VAT

    Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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    Additional information

    For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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