These electives will help you develop your pedagogy and delivery for tutorials and can also be useful strategies in undergraduate teaching

Delivering tutorials online

This elective will be most useful to Scholars Programme tutors who are preparing to deliver their course online.  The end of this elective also includes more general tips on delivering engaging sessions virtually which would be useful for all Brilliant Club Tutors.


Giving Brilliant Feedback

In this session, Angie Baker, our Teaching and Learning Manager, explores how to ensure that marking is accurate and that feedback is productive both in the short term and the long term.  Please download  these resources to work through alongside the video.

Marking and AI

This elective offers a reminder of the standardisation, marking and moderation process, explores how to think about and mark baseline and final assignments and discusses some strategies when thinking about how AI might affect assignments.

Teaching Sensitive Topics

This elective review strategies to support pupils to engage with potentially sensitive topics, including what might constitute a sensitive topic, how to manage discussions and principles for approaching sensitive topics. If your Scholars Programme course includes potentially sensitive topics we strongly encourage you to view this elective.

Developing university-style teaching through The Scholars Programme

This elective is most useful for Scholars Programme tutors and reviews how to integrate your research into Scholars Programme tutorials.

Designing interactive and engaging tutorials

This elective does what it says on the tin! This session would be useful for all Brilliant Club tutors and review strategies for creating interactive and engaging learning environments for pupils.

School learning v. The Scholars Programme University Style Learning 

This elective reviews how pupils’ experiences on The Scholars Programme may differ from their “standard” lessons in school and discusses strategies to help pupils build a range of academic skills to support their participation in university-style tutorials.

Behaviour for Learning

This elective explores how your tutorial planning can support disengaged pupils to engage effectively in tutorials and is suitable for all tutors.

Advanced Pedagogy Session – Cognitive Challenge for More Able Learners

This elective, created in partnership with the National Association for Able Children in Education, explores pedagogies to integrate cognitive challenge into the delivery of learning. Most suitable for tutors who have designed and delivered their own Scholars Programme course before, this elective moves away defining challenging more able pupils as providing more difficult work and instead explores strategies to support pupils to take ownership of their learning and equip them with the tools to approach and succeed when faced with learning challenges. Tutors who have delivered any of our pre-designed programmes, either on The Scholars Programme or The Brilliant Tutoring Programme, may also find this elective useful as they plan to deliver their sessions.

SEN Success: Strategies for Supporting SEN Students

This session will be useful for all Brilliant Club tutors who would like to develop their knowledge and skills around ensuring their teaching is accessible for SEN pupils. It begins by exploring the term SEN and what this means for UK schools. The elective will explore some of the potential challenges involved in teaching Special Educational Needs (SEN) students, as well as the opportunities presented by working with them.  We will explore strategies for maximising their participation and progress, as well as the wider benefits that preparing for SEN can have on our overall teaching practice and for all pupils. As you will see in the elective, the strategies covered in this elective will help you develop your teaching further to support all pupils to succeed in their learning.

Decolonising your course

This elective explores what it means to decolonise a programme of study and how you can do so. It explores some of the key terminology and ideas that underpin decolonising and explores how we have used the Decolonising Toolkits designed in partnership with The Black Curriculum to decolonising our own Scholars Programme pre-designed courses. This elective is best used in conjunction with the decolonising toolkit that best suits your subject area. Even if you are not designing your own Scholars Programme course, this elective’s exploration of principles and approaches that underpin decolonising efforts are applicable to any teaching within and beyond your work as a Brilliant Club Tutor.

Overcoming misconceptions in STEM

This elective with support all tutors feel prepared to identify and address misconceptions during their tutorials. We will break this down into a four-step process with example strategies provided.


Diversity in STEM

This elective is a short session for tutors in STEM subject areas and is most applicable to those designing their own Scholars Programme course. This session will give a brief introduction to diversity in STEM and will consider what it is and why we need to address this in STEM courses. We will start to think about how we can begin to do this and think about how this fits in to the bigger picture..