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Will you help high school students forward?

Gerben Koopman
Gerben Koopman
Published at: 13-04-2021
Last modified at: 26-04-2021

A paid job in education. Will you help high school students forward?
Do you want a socially meaningful part-time job that will help high school students with a corona disadvantage move forward? Become a PAL (Personal Assistant of the Teacher) via the VU and the UvA at a high school in Noord-Holland or Flevoland, and gain useful experience in your own field. You work at least 4 hours a week and earn at least 11 euros per hour. As a PAL you can support in all kinds of ways! PAL! voor de klas is also a part of the national initiative, Studentinzetopschool (see here what is said in the media about it). So via PAL! voor de klas you can for example also give one-on-one exam supervision to exam students with a learning delay. Interested? Sign up via palvoordeklas or mail to pal@vu.nl.

PAL tells: Robyn I am a third year biology student at the UvA and have been working as a PAL since the beginning of December. I work at the IJburg College in Amsterdam, where I help with the subjects of biology and chemistry. My work includes designing and giving practical assignments, sometimes some grading and also speaking to students if they have questions about the curriculum, which provides a nice variation. My tip for future PALs is to be flexible in your work, things often go slightly differently than you expect!