Stirling primary and secondary school students can now benefit from online tutoring thanks to a partnership between Edith Cowan University (ECU), Tutoring Australasia and the City of Stirling.
Students from years 4 to 12 will have access to qualified tutors for individual help with homework, assignments, exam preparations and study questions through Tutoring Australasia's yourtutor service.
Yourtutor is an online learning service that connects students via the internet to qualified, expert tutors for individual conversations about homework, assignments, exam preparation and study questions.
The service will be available at the six libraries within the City of Stirling, and will also be accessible from home for library members.
Students can receive free, one-on-one help from Australian-educated teachers and qualified tutors between 4.00pm and 8.00pm on weekdays in English, maths, science and study skills.
Using innovative new learning technologies such as controlled chat, an interactive whiteboard and shared web browsing, tutors can review specific homework and assignment questions with students.
ECU is the only university in WA to support the yourtutor program.
Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Arshad Omari, says the yourtutor service will help students to thrive from a young age, and ultimately assist members of our community to reach their full potential.
The Mayor of the City of Stirling, Cr David Boothman said the City was pleased to be embarking on this partnership with ECU to help ensure the service continues to provide our students with homework help when they need it.
In the two years that Stirling Libraries have offered this homework help service, more than 3,000 one-on-one sessions between students and teachers have been conducted.
The sponsorship launch of yourtutor will take place on Wednesday, 17 March from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at Scarborough Community Recreation Hall.
Yourtutor will be available free of charge at Dianella, Inglewood, Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Osborne and Scarborough libraries.