Colet Mentoring was launched in early 2021, in partnership with Ed Tech Start-up EasyA, and with the support of St Paul’s Girls’ school. It is an app, which provides free 1:1 tutoring from high achieving student mentors to the wider community, serving primary school all the way up to A level.
Expert Help, On-Demand
A ‘live hours’ service allows students to receive 1:1 help right when they need it without having to schedule sessions in advance. You simply send in a photo of the question you’re struggling with to the Colet Mentoring App, and a mentor will talk you through it with the live chat function. It’s unlimited and free for students, because learning shouldn’t have limits.
Colet Mentoring builds on research showing the successful and positive impact of peer mentoring and tutoring. The mentors understand the struggles of the mentees and the friendly, peer nature allows for easy communication and non-judgemental troubleshooting without the usual pressures of face-to-face tutoring. The initiative has been designed to be content agnostic – it can be deployed anywhere regardless of the national syllabus. All that is needed is a smartphone, an internet connection and a shared language.
We have run two key trials with independent educational evaluation charity ImpactEd. Our latest study involved almost 1,000 school students. Compared to the control group, students who actively engaged with Colet Mentoring increased their motivation by 19%, increased their team-working by 16%, and importantly their well-being improved by 9.5%.
In addition, schools can themselves monitor the impact of the programme on their own students’ attainment with their own internal assessments. Impressively, one of our partner schools in Birmingham leveraged Colet Mentoring to boost their students’ attainment by 0.5-1 grade between Christmas and their exams in Easter.
If you want to know more about the program, visit our Colet Mentoring FAQs page.