The total number of hours you work on each placement may vary, and it is up to you to manage your time. As a guide, you should expect to work approximately 60 hours over the course of a placement, which runs from September until February.
The weekly hours will vary, and your time will be split between undertaking training, scheduling and preparing for sessions, delivering sessions including a weekly office hour, and providing feedback on coursework for your students.
The majority of sessions will take place online, with a few in person sessions. You are encouraged to be flexible to best fit the needs of your students.
Working as a Join the Dots Coach will enable you to gain experience in working with undergraduates as they make the transition to university. You will get expert training and real experience to develop your Coaching skills. You will gain experience in designing and delivering study skills support to new undergraduate students.
I feel honoured to have taken part in Join the Dots , and am certain that the programme will go on to make a massive difference to disadvantaged undergraduate students. Regarding my experience as a programme tutor, I feel that the programme has improved both my teaching and presentation skills, enhances how I communicate, and made me more aware than ever of the issues facing young people in education today.