Tutoring in Schools - Students Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ulster University Tutoring in Schools Programme?
The Tutoring in Schools Programme places Ulster University students in any primary, secondary or special needs school within Northern Ireland.

It provides students with a placement opportunity at a school to work on a school-based project. 

What are the benefits for me as a student completing a TiS project?
Students will:

  • gain valuable working experience in a school environment
  • improve their employability and self-confidence
  • develop subject related qualities and put into practise their knowledge and expertise from their Degree specialism
  • enhance their transferable skills such as their learning, personal (oral/written communication) and interpersonal skills
  • can use the Tutoring in Schools programme for part of the University's EDGE Award.

Does completing the TiS programme count towards the University’s EDGE award?
Yes, Tutoring in Schools is one of the Category 4 activities that that can be used to complete your EDGE award.

 

Which students are eligible to take part in the TiS programme?
Any current students registered with the Ulster University are able to apply to the TiS programme.

I am a part-time student; can I apply to the TiS programme?
Yes, all Ulster University students are eligible to apply to the TiS programme.

Can Postgraduate or Masters students apply to the TiS programme?
Yes, all Ulster University students are eligible to apply to the TiS programme.

Can I participate in the TiS programme more than once?
Yes. Students can take part in the TiS programme in each year of their study if they wish to do so.

Is there a cost to take part in the TiS programme?
No, there is no cost associated with completing a TiS project and the TiS programme pays for student mileage or public transport costs to and from the school.

My question is not answered here, how do I find the answer?
For additional information on any query please contact a TiS Coordinator by e-mail at: tis@ulster.ac.uk or phone 028 90 368686 | 028 90 366656.

About tutoring in schools

Tutoring in Schools is a programme that places Ulster University student tutors in a primary, secondary or special school.

The programme is open to all Ulster students who wish to enhance their student experience and strengthen their skillsets.

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Teachers' site

The Tutoring in Schools Programme places Ulster University students in targeted primary, secondary or special needs schools. Participation from Regional Colleges is also welcome.
It provides schools with a student to work alongside teachers on any school-based project you propose.

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Search projects

This year’s projects are now available. If required, further details can be obtained from the Tutoring in Schools co-ordinator, please email tis@ulster.ac.uk.
You can also view all projects by clicking the link below.

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Benefits of the scheme

The benefits of the Tutoring in Schools programme are widely recognised by all participating parties.
It encourages positive interaction between University student tutors and school pupils where the former can act as positive role models and ambassadors.

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