With less than 100 days to GCSE exams, a large percentage of the population in the North East are concerned over the amount of preparation that is needed to succeed.
Students and parents alike are working hard to create success in this potentially pivotal stage of educational life.
Peerz Academy are developing a thirst for knowledge and through their peer mentoring system they will be helping students from over half of the schools in the north east.
For a number of parents private tuition can be financially difficult to sustain. Recent research by the Sutton Trust found that:
- Across England and Wales, about 25% of state-educated 11-16 year olds have ever received private tuition (rising to 42% in London).
- Over the last decade, the proportion of 11-16 year olds who have ever received private tuition in England and Wales has risen from 18% to 25%.
- Privately-educated students are about twice as likely to receive private tuition as state-educated pupils, according to multiple estimates.
Peerz Academy was launched in October 2017 by Wayne Harrison, who has seen the divide in education and he wants to bridge the gap in social mobility. The average cost of private tuition is between £25 – £50 per hour. Peerz Academy are working hard to give back that opportunity to all students through their cost effective online peer to peer mentoring system at £7.50 per lesson.
Wayne Harrison said “GCSE can be one of the most stressful times for both students and parents. We are working to alleviate this stress so students can feel confident going into their exams.”
“We work with successful students who deliver the lessons that are created by expert teachers. This encouraged students to revise with a experienced mentor who has just passed these exams. ”
Wayne has worked hard to develop a passionate team around him and with the support of the main strategic partner NCFE. NCFE are one of the leading qualification awarding body and education charity based in the North East.
If you want to find out more about Peerz Academy then call Wayne Harrison on 03300573186 or visit their website https://peerz.academy/.