Mentoring

  • Mentoring
  • We have a number of mentoring schemes which help Oxford's young people achieve their potential at school and beyond.

    Mentoring for year 12 & 13 pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition

    We offer mentoring support to pupils studying for A Levels or BTECs with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

    Brookes’ students provide one-to-one mentoring to pupils with ASC with the aim of helping them make the transition from school / college to university.

    If you are interested in mentoring happening at your school, or becoming a mentor, please feel free to contact the team for further discussions.

    I have been taking part in the ASC mentoring scheme. I was matched up with a student from Matthew Arnold School and once a week I visited the student to provide one-to-one support. Much of our work together has focused on organisation, study techniques, and preparation for exams, but each session is different depending on what the student wants to discuss and it’s not all serious – we actually end up laughing a lot!

    The scheme has been a really good opportunity for me to develop my one-to-one communication skills which is important for my future plan of clinical psychology. Hearing someone’s struggles and coming up with advice and an action plan on the spot can be hard sometimes, but I learned you do not always need to have all the answers, you just need to listen. My mentee told me that the best part of mentoring is just having someone from outside the school to talk to about anything. For me, the best part has been knowing I am capable of making a difference.

    Oxford Brookes Year 11 Revision Day, 9th April 2018

    Oxford Brookes University is holding a free Revision Day at our Headington Hill Campus on 9th April 2018. This day will include a range of sessions for Year 11 students, showing you revision techniques to help you get the best out of yourself during your GCSE's. During the day, you will be joined by Elevate Learning who will run workshops on study skills and GCSE tips. The session will run from 9:30 - 12:30, with lunch included.

    If you would like to register your interest please fill in this form

    Mentoring Year 11 students

    Are you interested in working with Year 11 students in local schools to support their studies in GCSE Maths, English or Science? You will work in a class environment with the subject teacher and will spend your time assisting designated students to achieve desired GCSE grades.

    You will have studied your chosen subject to at least A level standard.

    Mentoring Core subjects at our local schools

    The Mentoring Core subjects at our local schools scheme started last academic year and involves Oxford Brookes students working in local schools with year 11 students who live in the local area.

    Primary Aims

    • To improve GCSE results in Science, Maths and English
    • To improve students’ attainment in Science, Maths and English
    • To increase students’ confidence at school
    • To develop students’ study skills and capacity for academic attainment

    Secondary Aims

    • To develop students’ knowledge and awareness of the benefits of higher education
    • To raise the aspirations of students in the local community

    Targeting

    Target group will be year 10 & 11 (pre GCSE would be useful as many do elements of GCSE before year 11) students are on the borderline for grade D and need a push to gain C in Maths and English. Working with students from Cheney School and Wheatley Park School.

    Local young people benefit from the scheme, with Brookes students gaining experience of teaching in a community environment.

    Working as a tutor has allowed me to gain practical teaching and mentoring experience, whilst feeling that I am giving something back to the community. Tutoring young people has allowed me to see first hand the improvement in the student's confidence levels as they prepare for their GCSE and A Level exams. The transition from school or college to University is not always an easy one, so it has been rewarding to put student's minds at rest by answering any questions that they have on Uni Life! Furthermore, the support from the Recruitment and Partnerships team has been incredible and they have made me feel like a welcome addition to their team!

  • Tutoring in English and Maths at Oxford Central Mosque

    The project aims to improve attainment in Maths and English and to increase students’ confidence at school. It involves visiting the Oxford Central Mosque on a Saturday afternoon to help young people aged 5-15 with their Maths and English for 2 hours.  This is an exciting opportunity for students to gain confidence in the subjects they are struggling with, and as a tutor you could make a big difference to their lives.

    Mentor a new Brookes student

    This scheme aims to support potential students arriving in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who put Oxford Brookes as a firm choice will be offered peer mentoring support by current undergraduates, starting from semester two, January 2018. Using an online mentoring portal, you will communicate with a student as they prepare to join Brookes. This may involve providing support during the stressful exam period, giving advice on how to manage results day and providing practical guidance on what they should bring to university.

    Once the student gets here, you would welcome them to the University and continue to answer any questions they have about being a Brookes student, communicating with them regularly until Christmas 2017.

    Please contact us for more information.

    Becoming a Mentor

    To sign up to mentor for any of the above schemes, please complete this application form.

    Applications for mentoring this academic year will open in October 2017.