Aston University students work as volunteer learning assistants in local schools and colleges, across a range of exam classes.
Taking direction from the classroom teacher, Boost! volunteers provide additional support for up to 6 pupils per class over 10 week period, challenging them to reach their potential.
The core aims of the programme are to:
- boost pupils’ self confidence
- boost pupils’ motivation
- boost pupils’ attainment
Boost! is subject specific and dependant on both the school's needs and the subject expertise of our volunteers. The role of a Boost! volunteer is different from that of a Teaching Assistant (TA): their primary role is to help students learn, through facilitation of student activities, rather than to help the teacher teach.
Boost! is provided at no cost to schools.