Undergraduate Teaching 2017-18

STIMULUS a programme for helping children learn in a local school

STIMULUS a programme for helping children learn in a local school

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Interested in helping children learn maths, science or computing? Want to share your enthusiasm for your subject or to 'give something back' to the community?

STIMULUS is a community service volunteering programme, giving Cambridge students the opportunity to work regularly with pupils in local primary and secondary schools for a couple of hours a week.

STIMULUS will arrange a school placement for you at a time in the week when you are available, and give you training and support to help children in the age group of your choice. See stimulus.maths.org for more details.

Placements are usually 1-2 hours per week, and volunteers help the same class(es) each week so that you get to know the pupils. You can provide valuable support, giving many children more individual help and attention than teachers are able to give on their own.

Volunteers choose the age range of pupils with whom you wish to work and opt for Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, Computing or Coding classes (at the lower primary level other subjects are often available). As well as supporting the work of class teachers by helping individuals and small groups, volunteers wishing to do so may plan and carry out short practical projects with groups of pupils.

How to volunteer

To volunteer for a STIMULUS placement this term, please apply by completing the on-line application form at stimulus.maths.org/members/volunteers/

The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 6th October 2017.

All details of placements will be given at STIMULUS introductory briefing sessions on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October. DBS check forms (background checks required for voluntary work with children) will also be completed at these sessions. Details of these sessions will be sent automatically to anyone who signs up.

School visits will start in the week beginning 16th October and will continue until the week ending 1st December (except for the week beginning 23rd October when schools have a half-term holiday).

For more information, check out stimulus.maths.org or contact the STIMULUS Coordinator, Jacqui Watkins.

Last updated on 27/09/2017 13:09