RESN is a fully online, free tutoring service accessible to all regional and rural VCE and HSC students. We offer support for over 20 subjects through a question-and-answer system (not instant messaging or face-to-face). Our guarantee to students is a response time of 24 hours. RESN was founded by a team of university students who recognised a problem – a severe lack of out-of-school academic assistance available to students in regional and rural areas. You can be part of the solution.
As a RESN tutor, you will be directly providing educational support that travels further than the boundaries of greater Melbourne, helping us to achieve our mission of unlocking educational possibilities for regional and rural students.
WHO CAN SIGN UP
A RESN tutor will be a recent school-leaver who:
- Completed the VCE;
- Received a 40+ study score in one or more subjects; and
- Has just one spare hour a week to help us even up the academic playing field in Victoria.
You don’t need previous tutoring experience, and you don’t need to give up hours of your time! Some exceptions in study scores are permitted if you have tutoring experience or are studying related subjects at university – if this might be you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Your tasks as a RESN tutor will involve answering questions at scheduled times and reviewing other tutors’ responses. We have 14 tutoring sessions available per week (10am-5pm and 5pm-12am every day). If you assign yourself to a session, you have one goal – to ensure that that no questions hit the 24-hour mark under your watch (but also don’t dump it all on the next tutor!).
We have two levels of tutoring roles available – Senior and Casual. Senior tutors are required to tutor for a minimum two sessions per week, while Casual tutors are required to tutor for a minimum one session per week. You will need to be available for about one hour during the scheduled time. These times don’t have to be the same every week, and you’re free to do three sessions one week and one session the next. Your main contact will be your Coordinators for each subject, who’ll be in touch via our system.
Answering and reviewing questions is all done on our online portal, which is easy to use! Our online portal is a purpose-built platform for students to ask questions and tutors to answer and review them. We also have other special features, including an in-built messaging system for tutors so we can share important updates and alert you about urgent questions. As a result, we encourage you to set up mobile notifications for your emails and check them regularly.
Safety is our number one priority – for both students and tutors. Only first names of students and tutors are visible when answering a question, and your phone number and email will only be accessible by three Admins – not even your Subject Coordinators! We also have a Safety Protocol that you will need to read and acknowledge before tutoring for RESN.
"RESN is a forward-thinking, accessible platform bridging the paucity of such resources in regional areas - and a way in which my contributions as a tutor are clearly evident as I can engage with each student and their question directly. It is a really rewarding experience being a tutor with RESN! :)"
- Michelle Xin