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A Term in Review

by Katie Holmes

Our team of tutors, who have been going to Windale Primary School every Thursday afternoon this term, talk about their experiences! 

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Durham branch is a go!

by Alex Astley

Students4Students is growing and I had the oppertunity to chat to our newest branch chair; Eithar Al-Kiyumi.

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A New Tutor's View Of Students4Students

Oliwia tells us why she chose to volunteer with Students4Students and about why the fight against educational inequality is important to her.

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Tutoring - A Service For Everyone

by William Clare

Students4Students is gaining momentum in opening up tutoring as a service to primary school pupils nationwide

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Tutor Training

by Joe Kelly

October 11th was the training day for S4S tutors - a chance to meet each other for the first time, and receive information from the head honchos. We were all a bit nervous at first, but everyone soon warmed up, and the whole day was a really good opportunity to get to know the rest of the team. Once the preliminary greetings were out of the way, we were given an outline of what our duties as tutors would be, and what sort of conduct was expected of us. 

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Local volunteer wins Adrian Evans award and meets The Princess Royal

On the 20th of April, Alex Astley, an ex-Verulam Student who now attends Oxford University, won the Adrian Evans award which was presented to him by The Princess Royal. The award, which is sponsored by Lattitude Global Volunteering, recognises dedication to continued volunteering and was given to Alex for his recent work in co-founding the educational charity Students4Students. The award also included a £400 prize fund which goes towards the charity. In addition to the Adrian Evans award Students4Students was also a finalist in the O2 ThinkBig challenge where they were awarded £300. 

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A message from our Trustee, Debi

by Debi Roberts

To everyone sitting exams or assessments,

We know how hard you are all working but wanted to remind you of something that we hope you will remember throughout the next few weeks and always; Whatever test or exam you are taking, it can't possibly assess what makes you so special and unique. The people who make these tests and score them do not know you the way your youth workers and teachers do and they certainly don't know you in the way your friends and family do.

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Lattitude Alumni Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter

Over the last 6 months, co-founders Alex and Will have been challenging themselves to set up a much needed charity here in the UK. Along with the help of a hard-working committee from Oxford University, the charity is off to a fantastic start. Tutoring will begin in a few weeks time in Windale and Windmill Primary schools in Oxfordshire with over 14 trained tutors!

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Are higher grades the only benefit of one-to-one tutoring?

The first benefit of tutoring that comes to mind is that of improved academic proficiency in a given subject. However, tutoring is relevant not only for academics but also for personal development. A trusted mentor can be pivotal in one's life, providing guidance for one's college applications, career path or simply giving encouragement to go on.

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Tutor Training

On Saturday afternoon, the Students4Students team gathered with our inaugural tutors for our first exciting day of training. Lead by the lovely Debi, we learnt a number of teaching techniques to help children to pick up key concepts, and to manage the emotional problems that can often accompany low academic achievement.

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