ARA homework clubs are one of ARA’s most effective and enduring initiatives. They offer free tutoring in a group environment, providing not only academic assistance, but also opportunities for informal support and friendship. The research conducted by Christabel Ballard found that ARA’s homework clubs are rewarding for students and their volunteer tutors. It concluded that the program is successful in attaining its goals of improved study outcomes and the improvement of the overall high school experience. The homework clubs also help to cultivate positive social relationships.
The report includes quotes from students. One says that the homework club is, "...helping me to understand assignments I find difficult to understand." Another highlights the broader benefits of the program saying, "it helped me to have resilience and responsibility."
The report also offered some recommendations, noting in particular that some sessions are becoming extremely popular and extra sessions might be required.
Read more about the research results here.
If you would like to attend as a student please contact Amber Poudel on 08 8354 2951 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information please consult the Homework Club flyer.
If you would like to volunteer as a tutor please contact Amber to discuss or apply via our volunteer application form found here.
If you would like to donate to help ARA support programs like this you can donate hereSupported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services