Literacy mentoring for primary school students

AHEAD Literacy Mentoring is a program designed to assist upper-primary school students who are eager to further their education but have gaps in their literacy skills. As an AHEAD Literacy Mentor, you’ll be paired with a school student and help them develop their skills so they can consider pursuing higher education in the future.

You will receive training and support in promoting literacy development (PLD) using PLD resources, as well as how to effectively engage with students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Primary school student writing in notepad

To become an AHEAD Literacy Mentor, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled at Curtin (the program is ideal for education and speech therapy students, but others are welcome to apply)
  • Have effective communication skills
  • Have a passion for working with children
  • Be genuine, engaging, and willing to learn.

As well as undergoing training, you’ll need to commit to a minimum of 1.5 hours a week, every week for a full school term. You will be remunerated for your time.

How to apply

Contact Curtin AHEAD Mentoring on aheadinschool@curtin.edu.au.