Teach Learn Grow (TLG) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to bridge the gap in educational disparity by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to students in rural and remote Australia. TLG envisions an Australia where every student is able to reach their potential. To support this, TLG provides a week-long Rural Program twice a year and a seven week online mentoring program, known as eMentor.
The eMentor program provides mentoring to upper primary students through one-on-one online interactive sessions with a university student mentor from Perth. The aim of this mentoring program is to provide the student with a role model and increase student resilience, personal and social capabilities and improve emotional intelligence. Online sessions involve the discussion of two topics with a student and providing activities to engage the students and reach a session outcome. Our topics for our current eMentor program are sourced from the Australian Curriculum’s General Capabilities and the two topics this semester are Leadership and Transitioning into High School.
TLG Week - Rural Program
TLG Week occurs bi-annually towards the end of Term 2 and Term 4. Students from Years 1 to 6 are selected by Nulsen Primary School's teaching staff for TLG Week and are matched with TLG tutors visiting from Perth. Tutors will prepare interactive lessons and fun personalised activities for each session based on a West Australian Curriculum outcome that is selected by teachers for each student depending on what they most need to work on. TLG week aims to improve the mathematical skills of each TLG student, as well as encouraging reading and enhancing their spelling skills.
During the week, students will get to know their tutors through one-on-one interactions. This facilitates students learning about different career pathways and often can be inspiring as students learn about their tutors' resilience and passion to excel academically. Tutors aim to develop a mentoring relationship with students and focus on being a positive role model, encouraging students to view Maths positively, promoting attendance rates, and engagement with school.