Up to 2000 South Australian public school students will soon have access to one-on-one maths tutoring to take their learning further, with the launch of the Learning+ program.
Launching next year, the $3.6 million pilot will see qualified teachers deliver tutoring to students online for 30 minutes twice a week.
The pilot will begin with tutoring in maths, a subject often seen as particularly complex, and will assist up to 1000 Year 6 students in Term 1 next year, as well as a further 1000 Year 8 students in Term 2.
Schools can nominate to take part in the program and students will be selected to participate.
Students’ progress will be monitored during the 10 week tutoring period as part of an evaluation of the pilot.
Applications for up to 250 paid tutoring positions are open from next week and will be aimed at maths teachers.
Education Minister John Gardner said the investment was an opportunity for teachers while also providing a boost for students who need it.