The Colet Mentoring programme is designed to provide students with free 1:1 academic support, all via an app.
Colet Mentoring was launched in Summer 2020 with the support of St Paul’s Girls’ school and has already delivered thousands of free help sessions to students across the country, with COVID catch up as well as general academic support. Click here to find out more.
Colet Mentoring builds on research showing the successful and positive impact of peer mentoring and tutoring. Through the Colet Mentoring mobile app, students (mentees) connect with student-tutors (mentors) within the local and wider community of schools to get free academic support right when they need it. 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.
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