RESN is a fully online, free tutoring service accessible to all regional and rural Victorian VCE students. We offer support for over 20 VCE 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
"An education is an asset which sets you up for life- this is why it is of utmost importance that all students get a comprehensive and fair education in Australia. Being rural for a year and working in a primary school I could see first hand this was not the case - something needed to be done to even the playing feel, and this is why I wanted to tutor for RESN."
- Evan Kumarakurusingham
"I was looking for an opportunity to improve my teaching and communication skills and when RESN presented itself it seemed like the perfect chance to self-improve while also allowing others to have some of the advantages that I was privileged with in my time in high school. I learnt a lot from those last few years of education and I love helping people navigate one of the most stressful periods of the lives a bit more smoothly."
- Max Alder
"I tutor for RESN because I believe in the power of education, and in particular, tutoring. My VCE tutor taught me not only content, but how to love my subjects!"
- Megan Liew
"I didn't realise how enjoyable and rewarding it would be to answer some questions and pass on my knowledge to students who need it - I've had an awesome experience with RESN."
- Ben Slavec