With askOLA, students learn that giving a wrong answer, not understanding a concept or feeling out of their depth is OK. We encourage positivity and create a safe, nurturing environment to allow young people to be confident in asking for help from tutors and persisting until they feel confident in dealing with the challenge they face.
Our high-dosage tutoring and wellbeing model promotes student agency – pupils drive the interaction from start to finish. Our Online Learning Assistants (OLAs) are there to support, coach, and encourage students when they need it.
By giving every youngster access to OLAs, we ensure that everyone has a choice in how they wish to engage, within and outside of the classroom. askOLA provides on-demand access to a trusted adult, encouraging student empowerment and engagement.
“In school I can sometimes feel too shy to ask for help, even when I need it so having the option to askOLA makes me feel so much better.”
Anxiety is prevalent now in our youngsters. askOLA speaks to shy or reluctant youngsters and encourages them to speak up via our safe chat and whiteboard environment which allows anonymity.