Extra tuition for schoolwork and exams

PARENTS and pupils are urged to take advantage of a new tuition service.

Housing group Accent will officially launch its Learn Cafe project, which offers east Durham parents with children aged 10 to 16 support with homework, schoolwork and exams, on Tuesday.

The scheme, run by Accent’s Easington Colliery Resident Action Group and funded by East Durham Trust’s Family Learning Fund, offers drop-in sessions twice a week at Easington Social Welfare Centre, in Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery.

It is aimed at students and parents looking to get to grips with homework, schoolwork and exams.

The project has the backing of Easington Colliery Primary School and Easington Community Science College.

Families and young people are invited to enjoy a buffet from 5.30pm and a chance to meet those running the project.

After that, sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday between 5.30pm and 6.30pm with 10 computers, internet, coffee and biscuits free to those who attend.

Accent’s community co-ordinator Michael Fishwick said: “This is a good opportunity for parents who want to get their children extra help with their studies.

“Our drop-in sessions are informal, worthwhile and free.”

For more information, call Mr Fishwick on 07825 832440.