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Peer tutors create ‘Peloton’ style learning platform for UK students

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A peer tutoring company is this week launching a groundbreaking online learning service, created for young people, by young people.

On Demand has been formulated by tutors at Yipiyap to allow UK GCSE resit students the opportunity to create a bespoke online learning programme according to their own needs, inspired by the success of the Peloton fitness model.

A group of 14 Yipiyap peer tutors aged between 18 and 24, who are all tutoring young people in gap years before university or employment, have each filmed a selection of five-minute sessions on specific maths and English topics. These sessions are accessed free to partners on Yipiyap’s On Demand platform, allowing resit students to choose the ones they want, at a time that suits them.

Headed up by Yipiyap’s 20 year old Amy Redman, who has researched, coached and edited each session, Yipiyap On Demand can be accessed by teachers looking to add variety to long resit classes, or by young people who need to supplement particular areas of their resit revision.

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“This programme of bite-size sessions has been created based on feedback from our college partners, who have been successfully working with our peer tutors to help GCSE students achieve higher grades,” says Amy. “It gives the learners a bit more control over their own content and schedule, which is incredibly empowering, and can be accessed at any time – in or outside of lessons – so is not restricted to school or college timetables.”

“I have been so impressed with the team of tutors, led by Amy, who have created and filmed this first-of-its-kind approach to GCSE resits,” says Yipiyap founder Anne Morris. “This will help so many young people across the UK, and it has also been a fantastic thing for the tutors themselves to do, expanding their skillsets so much and benefitting them as they head into further education or employment.

“We will be looking to add to the subjects in the very near future, to widen the offering – and in time, may extend it beyond the academic, based on user feedback.”

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