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.

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