TASC team supports academic performance
The Academic Support Community, TASC for short, brings back to Doha College a form of academic service aimed at providing secondary-wide subject mentoring. The six mentors that run the service this year are Jade, Avni, Leen, Noor, Georgina and Tolulope, who were carefully selected by the Heads of Departments as true representatives of their subject, having demonstrated strong academic performance, leadership skills and mentor-like aptitudes within the department.
The six mentors that run the service this year are Jade, Avni, Leen, Noor, Georgina and Tolulope, who were carefully selected by the Heads of Departments as true representatives of their subject, having demonstrated strong academic performance, leadership skills and mentor-like aptitudes within the department.
Jade Pires and Leen Al Najjar assist with mathematics and computer science, under the guidance of Mr Amos
Noor Chaiwala and Avni Kant assist with English, media studies, sociology and psychology, under the guidance of Mrs Conly
Georgie and Tolu assist with sciences, history, geography, business and economics, under the guidance of Mrs Conly
The TASC providers rotate in supporting with art, drama, music and PE, under the guidance of Mrs Laughton
These selected 6th formers run student-led open revision sessions to their younger peers. The service is for students across all key stages, and in particular KS3 and Year 10 students. It fills knowledge gaps, looks at alternative ways of studying and understanding material, assists with specific parts of homework, and offers guidance on revision techniques and strategies to manage workload.
The sessions are currently run over Zoom, with the 6th formers running the sessions from the school grounds, overseen by a member of staff. While the sessions are not intended to replace existing teacher-run revision programs, they work in conjunction with those and are more community-driven by the mentees themselves. This initiative also complements the subject options schedule, where students will be able to meet and ask about their subject choices for IGCSEs and A Levels.
TASC is a hugely beneficial project, which helps students become more confident in their learning, and also hones the mentors’ own competencies. Heart-felt gratitude goes to this special group of girls, who have committed to a full schedule for the year, and are cheerfully sharing their knowledge, time and willingness to listen and guide their younger peers along their educational journey.Mrs. Laughton, Head of Year 12