Research has shown that tutoring can improve grades by up to 4 months in a year. Scholars on the full programme receive one-to-one or small group tutoring in Maths, English or Science with a trained and DBS-checked tutor.
Scholars are supported by graduates and profesionals that can support them with achieving their aspirations. Mentoring sessions are designed to ensure that scholars set clear goals and have the strategies they need to achieve their goals.
We want our scholars to aim high and to be aware of the opportunities available to them. Scholars have the opportunity to visit universities, visit corporate organisations and meet with professionals from a wide range of careers.
GT scholars take part in skill building days where they are given new challenges and tasks to help them improve their study and research skills as well as presentation, team working and leadership skills; skills that are essential for success in school and in life.
We’re looking for young people aged 11 to 16 that meet the following criteria:
✔ Keen to achieve grade A*-C (Grades 9-4) at GCSE in all subjects
✔ Ready to improve grades and take the steps to achieve academic or career aspirations
✔ Willing and open to learning and growing
✔ Prepared to attend and participate in all sessions
What do we mean by enrichment and skill building?
The enrichment days are designed to get young people thinking about the future and the possible career or academic path that they may choose. The skill building days are designed to to stretch and challenge young people to improve their skills and feel confident about their own abilities.
Yes, you’ll need to attend all parts of the programme! We know that tutoring can have a huge impact on attainment, particularly in the subject that is being tutored. However, we are keen to improve progress in ALL subjects and ultimately help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. This is why we place a huge emphasis on the mentoring, enrichment and skills programme.
When & where do tutoring sessions take place?
Tutoring sessions usually take place after-school at local centres also known as “GT Schools”. These sessions are approximately 11⁄2 hours long and will usually mean working in a group with up to four other GT scholars. If there are no centres local to you, you’ll be assigned a one-to-one home tutor that will work with you for the rest of the term for an hour per session.
We know that it takes resilience, motivation and grit to achieve your goals. This is why every GT Scholar is assigned a mentor. Mentors meet with scholars on a regular basis. Their goal is to make the journey smoother by working together with scholars to decide on strategies to deal with different challenges.