University tutors, students undertaking their final year of university study and casual and retired teachers can now apply to take part in the NSW Government’s free tuition program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the $377 million program was announced in the 2020-21 NSW Budget.
“For the first time ever, students at every public school on the Central Coast will receive free tutoring in 2021,” Mr Crouch said.
“2020 has been an incredibly difficult and disruptive year, particularly for our students who had to ‘learn from home’ for seven weeks due to COVID-19.
“The NSW Government wants to ensure that students can better engage in their schooling and improve educational outcomes.”
Mr Crouch said more than 8,000 people had already expressed interest in taking part in the free tuition program.
“To deliver this small-group teaching, up to 5,500 additional staff will be hired by the NSW Government,” Mr Crouch said.
“I am encouraging Central Coast based university tutors, final year teaching students and casual and retired teachers to apply online now. Each applicant will receive an email letting them know how to progress to the next step.
“Not only will the tuition support our students in their education, it will also provide unprecedented job opportunities for tutors and teachers who may be short on work.”
Applications from casual and retired teachers opened on Friday, and applications from university tutors and final year teaching students open today.
For more information, go to: www.teach.nsw.edu.au/find-teaching-jobs/covid-learning-support-program.