Welcome to The Brilliant Club online tutor training.

Congratulations on being accepted to work as a Brilliant Club PhD tutor.  Whether you work with us to deliver The Scholars Programme or our new Brilliant Tutoring Programme, we believe that the researcher community has a major role to play in increasing the number of pupils from less advantaged backgrounds progressing to the most competitive universities. You are now part of this movement, and we look forward to working with you.

What is covered in the training?

Brilliant Club training is built around three core principles of effective delivery to school-aged pupils:

  • Planning
  • Participation
  • Progress

Alongside these principles, the training is full of tips for delivering your tutorials and ideas that can be adapted for undergraduate teaching too.

Your training will begin with our introductory modules which all tutors will need to complete. You will then be invited by our team to complete training specific to the programme that you will be working on.

Why online training?

Initially, in light of the necessary social distancing measures in response to Covid-19, PhD tutor training moved entirely online. However, this has provided a unique opportunity to pursue a hybrid model of training. The online portions of the training primarily focus on planning and progress to allow you to work independently and at your own pace. In-person training will primarily provide an opportunity to discuss and share best practises for pupil participation as a community of researchers.

When do these stages need to be completed by?

This virtual training is structured so that you can take it at your own pace. Whether you do all the sessions over a day, or spread them out over a week, you will get the most out of this training if you complete all of the prompted exercises and you give yourself time to critically reflect.

After completing the core modules, our team will be in touch to share any further key dates, specific to the programme that you will be working on. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at tutortraining@thebrilliantclub.org.

We hope you enjoy the training and that it provides you with the building blocks to plan and deliver an outstanding series of tutorials to pupils in non-selective state schools across the UK. We are excited to work with you and look forward to hosting an in-person training event with you soon.

Dr Lauren Mottle

Teaching and Learning Manager

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