Charity Starts at Home (#SchoolsOutForCF)

I want to try to do two things at once.

I want to help this year’s Year 10 Science students pass their GCSE exams next year AND help a national charity to raise much needed funds.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many charity fundraising events have been cancelled and the UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust is struggling to maintain services because of this huge reduction in income.

Furthermore, schools across the UK are closed. Students in Year 10 are due to take their GCSE Exams in Summer 2021 and many of them are currently worried that they are missing valuable lesson time.

As a Science Teacher, I thought I’d try and help ease both problems by offering some online GCSE Science tuition using Zoom software. For a donation you can book yourself onto a small group online session with me and a few other students in Year 10.

Benefits of Online Tuition for students

  • Experience success
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved study skills
  • Help with homework tasks
  • Removal of misconceptions
  • Increased subject knowledge
  • Improved student motivation

So how does it work?

EventBrite Link

Step 1 – Visit EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/schools-out-for-cf-tickets-103138415778 to register and book a session. I’m offering 3 sessions in the first instance to guage the level of interest and the format.

  • Monday April 27th at 7pm – GCSE Biology
  • Monday May 4th at 7pm – GCSE Chemistry
  • Monday May 11th at 7pm – GCSE Physics

Step 2 – Once booked, you will be emailed a link to a Zoom meeting. A few minutes before the lesson is due to start, click the Zoom link to join the session. If you’ve not used Zoom before, you may be required to download a small app so please give yourself enough time to do this beforehand.

Step 3 – Enjoy the online lesson. To get the most out of it you should sit at a desk somewhere reasonably quiet and have a pen and some paper with you. There will be some exercises to complete. You will not be forced to activate your webcam or microphone but it would help you to get the most out of the session if you did. You may ask questions and respond via a chat box instead if you prefer.

Just Giving Link

Step 4 – Once the session is over you should visit my Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/plutoniumscience to donate what you think the session was worth to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Please bear in mind that private tuition at GCSE level ranges in cost from about £25 to £40 per hour. I will not take any of this for myself. Your donation will go entirely to charity.

Step 5 – Please feel free to re-book for another session using the Eventbrite link above. Please share the links with your friends and followers on social media.

One to One Tutoring

If you’d like to book a one to one online tutoring session you can do so by completing the form at the bottom of my booking page.

Any other ways you can you help?

Maybe GCSE tuition isn’t for you. Perhaps you’re a parent of younger or older children? You can still help by either donating directly to the CF Trust Charity via my Just Giving site, or at the very least you could help by spreading the word:

  • Copy the links and QR codes above and paste them into your social media posts.
  • Follow & like me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pu94science) and share my content.
  • Post links to this page on your own social media sites using the buttons at the bottom of the page (#SchoolsOutForCF).

About CF and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 people across the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system and can cause chronic infections and reduced lung function. Currently, half of those with CF will not live past age 41.The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a brighter future for people with CF and their families by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.

Please help me to help you and help them.

Pu.

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