23 March 2021
Lunchtime Homework Help at Wodonga Senior Secondary College
Homework Club Profile
In 2021 the Learning Beyond the Bell team will be showcasing some of the programs and hardworking people in the Out-of-School-Hours Learning Support Sector. This month, we had a chat to Michelle, coordinator of the Lunchtime Homework Help Program at Wodonga Senior Secondary College, and asked her a few questions.
How long has your club been running?
We have been informally running on and off but from the start of 2019 it has run every week, and now runs 4 lunchtimes each week.
What are three words you would use to describe your club?
Friendly, relaxed, supportive
What do you think makes your club successful?
The regular support of a large number of volunteer teachers who come along and share their knowledge, expertise and their genuine care for students
What’s been a highlight for your club?
The number of students and teachers that come regularly, food donations that the student enjoy whilst studying.
What advice would you give to a new club starting up?
Having a regular teacher or person that co-ordinates the program so there is a regular familiar face each week and someone to collect information and data. If you can have a large pool of volunteers it puts less pressure on each person and ensures better tutor to student ratios.
Thanks to Michelle for all the hard work she and her team put in during lunchtime at Wodonga Senior Secondary College. Four days a week is a huge effort and it is wonderful to hear that the senior students have many opportunities to receive support with their learning.
If you would like your club to be profiled, or have a volunteer you’d like to celebrate, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org