Programme
Overview

The Brilliant Tutoring Programme delivers core subject tutoring to pupils across the UK through our trained PhD tutors.

What does the Brilliant Tutoring Programme offer for schools?

As an approved tuition partner of the National Tutoring Programme, The Brilliant Club aims to support state schools who have faced disruption through Covid-19 related measures. The Brilliant Tutoring Programme is designed to work in tandem with schools to provide extra support for students in core curriculum subjects:

  • Our programme works with Lead Teachers to select three modules out of the module list to tailor the course to pupils needs.
  • Tutoring programmes offer intensive tutorials and heightened support for pupils in our in small group teachings of three pupils to one PhD tutor.
  • Progress is measured through a baseline assessment and an assessment completed at the end of the programme.

We met with a small sample of Year 10 and 11 students remotely, to gain their initial experiences of the Brilliant Tutoring Programme thus far. Each of them were very complimentary and it seems that those engaging are already feeling the benefits of the additional tuition and another perspective of curriculum delivery.

Programme Structure

Phase One: Programme Planning. A lead teacher will be supported by a Brilliant Tutoring Programme Officer to set up the course and select the three modules for their programme.

Phase Two: Baseline Assessment. In their first tutorial, pupils on the course will be assessed for their current ability and asked to communicate their personal confidence in the subject.

Phase Three: Module content. PhD tutors will deliver tutorials in the agreed module list from tutorials 2-13. Each pupil will have a coursebook and a personal VLE login to support their learning.

Phase Four: End of programme assessment. On the penultimate tutorial session, pupils will complete an assessment to gauge their progress in their subject knowledge and skills.

Phase 5: Feedback and reflection session. Tutors will deliver written feedback. Pupils will reflect on what they have learnt and identify areas for future progress.

Funding and School Contribution

Placements will be arranged in groups of 6 pupils (taught in two groups of 3).

Through the National Tutoring Programme, schools in England only contribute 25% of the total cost of a placement.

For 6 pupils the school contribution is £390, £65 per pupil for 15 hours of tutoring.

How does the Brilliant Tutoring Programme support pupils?

The Brilliant Club aims to support pupils’ progress by utilising the subject expertise and passion of PhD researchers. Our Brilliant Tutoring Programme extensively trains tutors to develop their pedagogy and teaching practices so that pupils benefit from and are inspired by their tutorials. Functional materials and practices are set in place to provide a structured learning environment for each pupil:

  • Each pupil receives a handbook which contains all the material needed for their tutoring sessions. The handbook includes all the module content presented in the course and so offers extra learning material for pupils.
  • Pupils will use a secure Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) platform to access their tutorials
  • At the end of the programme, pupils will receive one-to-one feedback from their tutor to support their future progress.