February 26, 2015
Better tutoring from fellowship
The winner of this year’s Beeby Fellowship wants to use the award to develop resources that can be used by community groups and iwi to set up tutoring programmes.
The fellowship, provided by UNESCO and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, is worth $30,000.
Jesse Pirini is developing a tutoring progrmme for his own Ngati Tuwharetoa iwi as part of his doctoral research at AUT University.
He says it draws on his own experience of training and supporting more than 200 high school tutors.
While many people go into tutoring with good intentions, often they don’t know how to be effective.
Jesse Pirini says tutoring shouldn’t be about cramming for tests, but about picking up a wider range of learning skills.
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