"A really great opportunity for regional students who may not have access to these types of services"
- Sharon Hill, VCE Coordinator, Seymour College
RESN is a free service for regional and rural students provided by a team of passionate VCE and IB graduates. We are dedicated to the goal of providing access to high-quality VCE tutoring for regional/rural Victorians. We are a charity funded by donation and our tutors are volunteers.
After finishing school, starting university and meeting people from different parts of Victoria, we quickly realised that the tutoring opportunities available to us in Melbourne are very different to those available elsewhere in Victoria. Whilst many VCE students in Melbourne have a tutor for one (or all!) of their subjects, most regional/rural students do not have access to this support network and are left to churn away at those tough questions alone. We thought it highly unfair that location and cost continue to limit the VCE experience of many across the state and it was this dissatisfaction that motivated us to create RESN.
Originally founded by some of Victoria’s top students, RESN has now grown to encompass a diverse and experienced team of over 70 excellent tutors. We offer a unique online tutoring network designed for the 21st century, an approach that is accessible for all regional/rural students across Victoria. We also present a seminar to students about how to survive Year 12 and get the most out of their year. RESN is innovative, exciting and new – we hope you try it out.
WHAT WE OFFER
RESN was designed to benefit students, our volunteer tutors, regional schools and parents.
For students, RESN aims to provide:
1. Explanations to tricky questions and concepts within 24 hours
2. Reviewing of essays by a second set of highly skilled eyes within 24 hours
3. Opportunities for students to ask questions about exam preparation and university life
4. Presentations by the RESN team at your school on study tips and tricks and how to survive Year 12
Regional/rural schools benefit from the culture of learning which RESN helps to promote amongst students. This not only increases academic performance, but also improves the classroom environment, lessening the burden that teachers at regional/rural schools carry.
We also aim to lighten the load for parents who can be sure that their children are receiving valuable VCE support without expensive tutoring costs or long hours of driving to attend one-off lectures in the city.
HOW DOES RESN WORK
The RESN tutoring service is entirely online, making it both accessible and easy to use. We provide support in a wide variety of subjects, covering over 20 of the most popular VCE subjects. This includes all three English subjects, all three Maths subjects, the Sciences, Commerce, many Humanities courses, and even some Languages.
Students create an account where they can submit as many questions or essays as they like. We will get back to students with a worked solution or feedback on their essay within 24 hours! They can also ask follow-up questions to responses they receive.
RESN also provide a seminar on ‘study tips and tricks to survive Year 12’ for regional students. Being recent past students ourselves, we understand just how hard it can be to stay on top of Year 12, stay healthy and balance all our other commitments. Everyone learns differently and has their own study method that works for them - our high-achieving students will present what worked and didn’t work for them.
At RESN, safety is our number one priority. As a minimum requirement, we require all tutors and administrative members of RESN to have a valid Working With Children’s Check (WWCC).
To see exactly how our processes work and the safety measures we have undertaken to protect our students, please click the link below.
We are always looking to expand our services to more schools. To give your students access to our free tutoring service, please register your school.
"I asked a chemistry question and they got back to me within 12 hours and it was really clear what I need to do and where I was going wrong"
- A Seymour College Student