The department’s Small Group Tuition Program provides literacy and numeracy support for students who need it most across NSW primary, secondary and specialist schools.

The program operates in groups of 2-5 students, approximately 3-5 times per week and is delivered by trained educators working with classroom teachers. It has been implemented for the past three years with emerging evidence showing that it has a positive impact and can accelerate student learning by as much as four months.

To deliver this program, NSW public schools are recruiting initial teacher education (ITE) students studying a Bachelor of Education or Master of Education degree to work with classroom teachers as trained educators. Students in their first, second or third year of an ITE degree, without conditional teaching accreditation from NESA, are welcome to apply.

For future teachers, this presents a great opportunity to access specific training and practical teaching experience with small groups of students in a classroom setting.

Please note: all applicants must have, or be willing to undertake, a NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance through the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian. A valid NSW WWCC is a requirement for employment in child-related roles in NSW public schools.

Information session

Watch the 2024 information session to find out more about Small Group Tuition Program including key benefits of the program and how to become an educator. You'll also hear from existing educators about their experiences delivering the Small Group Tuition Program in schools across NSW.

View the information session

How to apply

Positions will be advertised by schools via ClassCover. You can find out more about ClassCover and the application process by reviewing the FAQs. To apply for an advertised position you will need to provide:

More information

Review the frequently asked questions or visit the Small Group Tuition Program webpage for more information about the program.

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