Homework Club FAQ's

What is the Voluntary Homework Club Scheme all about?

The Voluntary Homework Club Scheme is a scheme whereby UCC students volunteer to be placed in a city-centre second level school to help Second Level students with their homework.  It runs one afternoon per week for 2 hours, for 7 weeks in the term.

What is the Aim of the Voluntary Homework Club Scheme?

The aim of the Voluntary Tutoring Scheme is to provide academic help to 2nd level school students.  It is envisaged that Tutors will provide additional academic support in school subjects which may prove difficult to students while doing their homework in a fun, social Homework Club environment.   The UCC PLUS+ Programme aims to foster better relations between UCC and DEIS linked schools while encouraging 2nd level school students to consider onward progression to third level particularly where there is little tradition of progression onto higher education.

Who Should Apply?

  • Enthusiastic and committed students who are interested in developing their teaching and communication skills
  • Students who would like to get involved in community voluntary roles
  • Students looking to gain transfereble skills 

What is the time commitment?

Tutors are asked to commit to one Homework Club for 7 weeks (approximately 2 hours per week)

Semester 1October to November 2019 
Semester 2 - Week Commencing 20th January – 9th March 2020 *Applications now open* 

What days/times does it run? (includes travel time)

You will be assigned to a day at the same assigned school,  on either Monday 15:00 - 17:30  ,Tuesday 15:00 - 17:30 or Wednesday afternoon 13:00 - 14:30 

Volunteers will remain in their assigned School & Day slot for the duration of the programme

How will I get to the school I've been assigned to?

Free coach transport is available from UCC to the schools and back again from Gaol Cross

Do I have to study the curriculum beforehand? 

Volunteers do not need to know the Junior Cycle curriculum before applying. The Homework Club's ethos is about showing students how to complete their homework correctly rather than doing the work for them. 

What are some benefits of joining the Homework Club?

Full participation in two UCC PLUS+ Homework Clubs will qualify you for a UCC Works internship award.  Click on the link for more details about UCC Works.

UCC PLUS+ Programme

1-2 Brighton Villas, Western Road, UCC, Cork

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