Will Students Catch-Up With A Free Tutoring Program?

It’s nearly time for students to head back to the classroom and hopefully, this year won’t be as disruptive as the last one. While students and teachers work hard to catch-up, thousands of tutors will be employed to support NSW students.

In November the NSW Government introduced a tutoring program to help students catch up on their schoolwork. The 2021 COVID Intensive Learning Support program will provide free tutoring within primary, secondary, and specialist NSW government and non-government schools.

Research by the Grattan Institute in June estimates that in the 7 weeks of remote learning in NSW schools an achievement gap between disadvantaged and their peers grew by 6 percent.

The Daily spoke with Associate Professor Jane Hunter, an education researcher at the University of Technology Sydney.

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