The LDC Development Team have been working with the Brilliant club to provide opportunities and training for researches to work in local schools teaching topics around their own research. Currently this teaching is all online. The following tips are based on their experiences, but may also be of interest to those involved in undergraduate teaching:
If you would like to know more of The Brilliant club, please come to their introductory webinar for PGR researchers at Liverpool on 20th April at 2pm. (Details to come). The benefits of joining the Scholars programme include:
- Giving support local pupils from under-represented backgrounds to access university. Each Scholars Programme placement begins with tutors accompanying their pupils on a university trip, followed by six further tutorials in their school. At the end of the programme pupils submit an assignment that is marked by their tutor.
- Get expert training and real experience to develop your teaching and other transferable skills. The training programme consists of two full-days including sessions on tutorial pedagogy, assessment and designing a course handbook.
- Earn £500 per placement plus an additional £100 for designing a new course, and travel expenses
- Disseminate your research to small groups of school pupils
- Join a nationwide community of like-minded researchers making a huge impact on university access
Alternatively, are you a PhD researcher who could teach Maths or English at GCSE level and who would be interested in earning £500 for tutoring online? The Brilliant club have an opportunity for online tutoring in Maths or English at GCSE level. You will need to apply by 12th Feb
The Brilliant Tutoring Programme is being rolled out across schools in England in January and The Brilliant Club are looking for tutors to start work this Summer (2021). This is an opportunity for researchers to gain valuable teaching experience, support disadvantaged pupils to catch up on learning missed during the Covid-19 pandemic, and earn money.
Interested researchers will need to:
– Apply online here, no later than 12th February
– Attend an online Assessment Centre
They will then:
– Complete online training
– Teach a pre-designed course to GSCE pupils (15 hours teaching to two groups/ 30 hours in total per placement)
Researchers can read more here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org any questions