When many think of maths, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘oh no’...
Dealing with numbers can be daunting to some, especially when it comes to exam season and students begin stressing and overwhelming themselves.
But for students at school now, EasyA has their back.
Here, I will be explaining the benefits of signing up to be a volunteer tutor and my personal experience so far.
EasyA is a non-profit tutoring company who have created an innovative way for students at 11+, GCSE and A-Level to learn. All communications take place via chat on the EasyA mobile app, which is designed to enable students to rebuild their confidence in maths (with more subjects coming soon). Best of all, the app is FREE to download and always will be! This is an amazing way to revolutionise tutoring and ensure inclusion of everyone who needs maths help - whether they can afford it or not.
All tutoring is done via messaging. Students will send photos of the maths problem through the app which will appear as notifications for you to choose to accept or not. You walk the student through the process of answering the question, while having the best feeling that you’re doing something to make an impact on the student’s learning.
You can choose to do 1 hour of tutoring 10 minutes at a time, or help out whenever you can - it’s really up to you!
When I say I have built up my CV from this opportunity, I really mean it. As a volunteer tutor, you develop your communication skills, a vital skill in any career. My confidence in teaching has increased so much and I can now say that I can explain topics much better than I used to. My friends are always amazed at how much I can tell them and they have seen a massive difference in my everyday confidence.
It’s also amazing to know that the studies EasyA conduct show just how much of a difference tutors make to students’ abilities, even increasing their attainment by 0.5-1 grade!
You are welcomed as an important member of a great community. As a volunteer tutor, you gain access to monthly raffles to win amazing prizes like EasyA-branded stash, summer party tickets and so much more! There are even termly meals out so everyone can network with each other. You will learn how great your fellow tutors are!
For me, a massive addition to all of these benefits has been having the ability to bulk up my LinkedIn profile. I have been contacted by other tutors about my experience and upped my networking game. Because of EasyA, I cannot wait to see what happens next in my career.
Sounds great! How do I sign up?
One of the great things about this opportunity is how easy it is to sign up! All you need to do is complete this 1-min form and EasyA will get in touch right away! If you’re wondering who we other tutors are, just head to the EasyA team page to see some of our bios.
Alternatively, if you have any questions about it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - they’re super fast at replying.
What do you think? Is EasyA the opportunity you’re looking for?
If it is, don’t hesitate to get in touch! I’m looking forward to seeing you at one of the EasyA events soon!
Robyn is a current student at University of Liverpool. Her hobbies are reading, writing and finding new ways to be creative. She is often found in her kitchen cooking delicious food with her family, or visiting her local area with friends.