23 Feb Learning Mentors/Facilitators
Young Gifted and Black
We are looking for supportive volunteer(s) to work directly young people, often on a one to one basis to provide mentoring support. Each young person is assessed and YGB staff identify specific support needs. teachers and volunteers work together to help develop the young people.
Volunteers often provide the direct attention many young people miss in school. They may sit and read one to one with child in class helping them to complete tasks set. This may include reading out questions and helping learners to formulate answers.
Many young people actively thrive by having this attention to giving them the opportunity to learn in a non-threatening environment by people who clearly care and want to help them. Some young people may have barriers to learning or may withdraw because of their prior experiences in the school system – we try to help them to re-engage and start to move forward again.
Some young people may need additional support with work set and a 1-2-1 approach is necessary in order to support the learners in this field.
No formal qualifications are required but knowledge of Maths, STEM subject or black history is definitely useful. However a caring and empathetic attitude is beneficial when working with the children along with the ability to steer and control the children to encourage them to focus on the tasks to enable them to progress.