Since 2013, Student+ has been working with external volunteer study coaches, who provide individual coaching to students within Fontys ICT Eindhoven and Tilburg.
Originally, this project was started for students with an extra guidance need, especially students with autism, ad(h)d, (failure) anxiety or a combination of these. In practice, however, it turned out that many more students had needs for individual coaching, both temporary and long-term. With this in mind, Student+ developed the project further and started to focus on all students of Fontys ICT, who for various reasons experience obstacles during their studies. This has led to an enormous growth; we can also proudly say that we now work with many voluntary study coaches! The demand from students for a voluntary study coach continues to grow, which is why we are looking every academic year for suitable volunteers who want to come and strengthen our very enthusiastic team!
Volunteer study coaches start at the beginning of each new academic year (September). New study coaches are acquired throughout the academic year. Thus, interviews may take place throughout the year.
If the interview reveals that the candidate may be suitable, the candidate is enrolled in the basic training. This basic training consists of 4 half-days where the candidates will work with themes that will be important in their work as a volunteer study coach, such as: autism, ad(h)d, solution-focused coaching and reflection. The basic training will be held in the month of September at the Fontys in Eindhoven. After these 4 sessions an individual evaluation will take place. From there it is discussed with the candidate whether the person is ready to start working as a volunteer study coach.
Interested? Sign up now!