They aim to make top-quality tutoring available to second-level students, regardless of location, ability, or socio-economic background. Based on their specific needs, jumpAgrade pairs students with a vetted tutor who provides weekly online personalised feedback to a student. Their results show that this approach is powerful. As a result of just 12 weeks of working with students from eight DEIS schools in Dublin, through the DCU Access Programme, an average grade improvement of 11.5% was shown, with 85% of students reporting an increase in confidence in the subject.
“Being a Social entrepreneurs Ireland Awardee will help jumpAgrade to be able to scale our impact in order to help students, irrespective of their ability location or family background, to progress on to third level education or skilled work”.