INTERESTED IN HELPING CHILDREN LEARN?
If so, then STIMULUS will arrange a school placement for you at a time in the week when you are available, and give you some training and support to help children in the age group of your choice. See stimulus.maths.org for more details.
Cambridge STIMULUS (Science Technology Informatics and Mathematics Links between University and Schools) is a community service programme, giving university students the opportunity to work regularly with pupils in local schools, assisting experienced teachers for a couple of hours a week.
Volunteers normally help the same class(es) each week so that they get to know the pupils. They provide valuable support, giving many youngsters more individual help and attention than teachers are able to give on their own.
Volunteers choose the age range of pupils they wish to work with and opt for Science, Mathematics, Information Communication Technology (ICT) or Technology classes. 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.
Students who wish to participate this can apply by completing the on-line application form by midnight on Friday 5th October.
This is available at http://www.stimulus.ucam.org/njoin.html
All details of placements will be given at the STIMULUS introductory sessions during the week of Monday 8th October and school visits will start during the following week. All volunteers need to fill in a CRB form or show a current one to the coordinator to see if it is acceptable.
Alternatively, students can volunteer to help children with their mathematics problems by answering their questions through AskNRICH, the NRICH Online Maths Club web board. Seefor more details.
Further information about STIMULUS is available from the project me – my details are below.