Projects can be viewed at addl.ulster.ac.uk/tis/projects
Applications for TiS projects from interested students are welcome throughout the year. However, there is a deadline of the first Friday in December for applying to complete a TiS project and Access NI forms. Though, there may be discretion for candidates applying after this date.
When you apply for a specific TiS project, once the Tutoring in Schools Coordinators confirm that your background matches the requirements specified in the project outline, you are automatically accepted to complete that project. This will be confirmed by email. If the TiS Coordinators deem you would be best suited for another project they will phone/email you to reccomend another project. All applicants must consent to a Enhanced AccessNI Disclosure check and have this completed before starting a TiS project at a school.
Projects usually take place in Semester Two of the Academic year – starting in February and ending in April or May.
Students normally complete a placement of 32 hours over 10/12 weeks in a local school, which equates to around 3 hours per week in the school.
Education Minor students taking the module EDU308 complete a placement of 50 hours over 10/12 weeks in a local school - primary, post-primary or special education school.
If students wish to do so they can continue their project at the school beyond the 32 hours, in agreement with the project teacher, to gain additional experience. Many students avail of completing additional hours each year.
Students communicate directly with the project contact teacher to arrange times and days that suit both the school and student to complete the TiS project.
It is possible for students to propose their own projects, negotiating directly with schools, and each year a significant number of students do so.
Projects can include other support for schools beyond the traditional 'tutoring' role, in the student’s area of study/expertise, for example:
If there are no projects available in your area you can contact a school with a project idea and ask them to register it on the website.
For further help creating your own project with a school please contact the TiS Coordinators.
It is possible for students to negotiate a project directly with schools and each year a significant number of students do so. In this instance, we would ask the student to contact the TiS Coordinators to assist in arranging a project at a suitable school.
Students are advised to choose only one TiS project per academic year that matches their skill-set.
For additional information on any query please contact a TiS Coordinator by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 028 90 368686 | 028 90 366656.
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.Learn More
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.
This year’s projects are now available. If required, further details can be obtained from the Tutoring in Schools co-ordinator, please email email@example.com.
You can also view all projects by clicking the link below.
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.