What is the Indigenous Student Mentoring and Tutoring program
The Indigenous Student Mentoring and Tutoring program is a free peer assisted learning program provided by students for students enrolled in a Diploma or Undergraduate program at Bond University. Our tutors are high achieving students, alumni, and academic staff who can assist you to build confidence throughout your studies, develop transferable learning strategies and study techniques, as well as give general – yet valuable - advice based on their first-hand experience.
Keen to get started? We answer all your questions below! Plus, follow the step-by-step guide to connect with a tutor today.
How can tutors help me?
Please note the Indigenous Student Mentoring and Tutoring program is supplementary support with the aim of enabling you to develop your skills and knowledge. The role of our tutors is not to teach nor give you the answers. Rather, our tutors are trained and equipped to offer you the tools and guidance necessary for their mentees to find the answers themselves. Our mentors strive to make this process for students, however, much more seamless, and less overwhelming - by offering experiential insight, personal strategies/tips and tricks that work, in conjunction with ongoing feedback, support, and encouragement.
Please supplement this service with regular consults with your academic and make an appointment at the Academic Skills Centre:
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Who can join the Indigenous Student Mentoring and Tutoring Scheme?
To be eligible to apply for the Indigenous Mentoring and Tutoring Scheme, you must be:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- Enrolled in an award program at Bond University or Bond University College
- Complete the following application form and return to [email protected] : Bond Indigenous Tutoring Scheme Student Application.pdf
If you are unsure if you eligible or not, please email [email protected]
How can tutors help me?
Our tutors take a strengths-based approach to assist with all of your study needs and ease your transition into Bond.
Currently, eligible students may access up to 2 hours per week per subject of tutorial assistance during the teaching period. Where required, a limited number of additional hours can be made available to assist with final assessments each semester.
Typically, tutoring is one-to-one however, small group sessions may also be negotiated. Sessions are arranged at a mutually agreeable time and place either on-campus or virtually through the Limitless Learning app. For on-campus tutoring, students and tutors have access to the Nyombil Centre or other study spaces around campus such as the main library or the business commons.
How does the app work?
Once you follow the steps below to create an account, you just need to select a mentor and send them a message. Your mentor can then message you back and you can continue to send messages through the app.
You can also book in a virtual or an on-campus session within the app.
You will get notifications each time you receive a message.
Is it easy to join?
Absolutely! The Vygo app is as easy to use as any other social media app that you might have on your phone. The app was originally developed by uni students, so they have made sure it runs like a dream.
It is as easy as following the simple steps below and you will be chatting with a tutor in no time!
How to get started
Download the Vygo mobile app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Or click here to use the web app.
Login with University SSO and follow the sign-up prompts.
Select Indigenous Tutor Scheme as your program and follow the prompts.
You can now view all the tutors! Read their profile, pick one that suits your needs and send them a message.