Tutoring club expands overseas
Auckland students are helping peers improve their school grades through free private tutoring.
The Auckland International College (AIC) First club offers free tutoring to any student wanting to expand their knowledge, at the Livingwaters Church on Dominion Rd every Saturday.
The tutoring club began last year as a part of the school’s creativity, activity and service programme.
A group of friends from AIC realised the financial burden that fell on parents and students to extend their education.
Year 12 AIC student Yongwhan Shin, 16, said with the help of his father, they began tutoring up to six students from the small church and now, they have more than 20 students and 10 tutors.
‘‘It is at completely no cost at all to the students, as long as they are suitable for us to teach, we will teach them,’’ Shin said.
Face to face lessons on Saturdays begin with maths from 10am to 12pm, science from 1pm to 2pm and an online Skype science class from 7pm to 8pm.
Shin said they also hoped to introduce an English essay writing class in the future.
‘‘We’ve created a system where anyone, disregarding their financial status, can gather and learn,’’ Shin said.
The club recently expanded its services overseas with Skype English lessons for children in China and Korea.