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Need a Tutor founder recognised

National Grants Program recognises Indigenous and Remote Tutoring

Bronwyn Covill, the founder of a social impact tutoring program for Indigenous and remote students, is one of 40 outstanding individuals sharing in $1 million of grants from the AMP Foundation’s Tomorrow Fund this year. The Melbourne entrepreneur will use her grant to further develop Need a Tutor’s capacity to connect young people outside our big cities with high-quality tutors. Since 2014, this AMP Foundation grants program has provided $7 million in grants to more than 300 Australians who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities. Known as AMP Tomorrow Makers, these inspiring award winners work across a range of fields and disciplines, including science, social innovation, sport, technology, disability advocacy, education and more. The grants are designed to help talented Australians to take their passion projects to the next level. Bronwyn founded and funded Need a Tutor, to provide online support to Indigenous and remote children in all subject areas including literacy and numeracy with 2020 seeing high demand as a COVID catch up option. Bronwyn’s social enterprise now works with a range of charities to tutor Indigenous students across the nation, safely connecting young people with experienced educators. With online learning now widespread, Bronwyn believes Need a Tutors’ personalised approach has great potential to engage more young learners and strengthen communities across the land – especially given the focus on remote learning. “We focus specifically where other organisations don’t – working with people who are disadvantaged because of their postcode,” Bronwyn said. “Need a Tutors’ interventional tutoring has been shown to positively impact individuals living in remote and regional areas, particularly Indigenous children living in remote locations.” Our 2020 Tomorrow Fund recipients range in age from 15 to 62 and come from across Australia - from Perth to Townsville, rural Victoria to inner-city Sydney and regional New South Wales.