Tutors needed to teach new skills

PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 27 June 2013

Could you teach people new skills?

Could you teach people new skills?

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A NEW community education initiative is being developed in Weston, giving people the chance to try new activities and learn new things.

The project, launching in September, will deliver community learning courses, talks and workshops at local venues, using Weston people to share expertise in a range of interesting subjects.

And the organiser, Ade Bowen, is looking for more ideas and people to get involved.

He said: “The idea is that the courses will be led by the tutors themselves. We want to get in contact with tutors or anybody who wants to deliver a workshop, whether they are qualified or someone who wants to show a collection or skill.”

Watercolour classes, powerboating, street dance, creative writing and Spanish are some of the courses already on the programme.

When tutors get in contact with Mr Bowen, he will arrange the venue, insurance, promotion and quality control and tutors will be paid on a sliding scale relating to how many people enrol.

He said: “I want the programme of courses to be diverse and exciting, so I am interested in lots of ideas right now.

“You could be a qualified primary school tutor who could offer maths classes to help parents understand and support their children learn maths.

“You could be a history or IT tutor who could offer a ‘research your family tree’ course.

“You could be an enthusiastic hobby collector who could deliver a workshop on your passion.

“You could be a keen gardener who is interested in creating a gardening club where people just meet and share ideas.”

The main aim is to bring people with similar interests together so they can support each other and make friends.

The initiative would allow people to look through the different courses and classes on offer in the area, as well as giving tutors a way of advertising their classes.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a tutor should contact Ade at ade90@hotmail.co.uk or ‘like’ Community Education Weston-super-Mare on Facebook and post your ideas there.

There will be an information evening for potential tutors later this month.

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