First started in 2009 by student volunteers from Raffles Institution (Junior College), the Heartware Network Tuition Programme has been supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE). Over the years, the programme has expanded to welcome volunteers from all walks of life.
We aim to reach out to primary school students whose parents are incarcerated and/or from low-income backgrounds, in hopes of igniting their interests in learning through providing academic support. To these students, this platform is an invaluable step towards breaking away from the vicious cycle of poverty.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Deliver quality tuition sessions to less privileged children from partnering schools/ organisations once a week (2 hours per session in the afternoon/evening):
- Provide academic support in children’s weaker subjects
- Encourage and motivate children in their studies
- Be a mentor the children can look up and seek help from
- Keep track of children’s progress (i.e. results, behaviour, and attitude in learning)
- Conduct life skills curriculum
- Maintain complete attendance
- Provide support to Volunteer Leader by:
- Submitting all documents (i.e. attendance, children’s progress reports) on time
- Give feedback and suggestions for children’s development, programme operations, and incident reports to Volunteer Leader for follow up with Heartware Network and collaborating schools’ staff-in-charge