STIMULUS is a community service programme which gives Cambridge University students the opportunity to work with students in local schools, helping with Maths, Science, Computing or Technology lessons. STIMULUS students work as volunteer Teaching Assistants in the classroom, alongside the class teacher.
Long Road Maths students have been working with two 4th year Cambridge University students, Filip Bar, who is studying for a PhD in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, and whose research interests are in Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, and Sarah Liu, who is based at Homerton. One focus has been on preparation for STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) in Maths, which is used by some universities as part of their selection criteria.
One of the students Filip has been working with is Sam Richardson, who comments: “It has been great working with Filip. He has been extending my A level Maths and Further Maths work – some of it is equivalent to first year undergraduate studies. I have been learning more to think more mathematically and to grapple with a larger number of abstract concepts.”
Photo: Filip (left) and Sam (right)