The launch of a low-cost tutoring program could put the academic goals of high school students within reach.
The Wollongong Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) has joined other local providers to develop a program that assists students in both junior and senior secondary school.
Students will receive three hours of personalised tutoring a week and help with school work, homework and assignments.
Maree Dalby, a PCYC volunteer who will supervise the program, said parents often found it difficult to assist their children.
"Not all families have the internet or even space [to study]," Ms Dalby said.
"Tutoring is invaluable for anyone, but particularly for young people that are facing subjects they're not familiar with."
Sessions will be between 3.30pm and 5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for junior students and Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors. The program begins on February 20 and costs $40 a term, with a PCYC membership of $10 also required.
Once a member, students will have access to several other services.
"It's a fairly holistic approach to after-school," Ms Dalby said.
Numbers are limited and places will be assigned on a "first come first served" basis.
An information session will be held on February 11 at 3.30pm and those interested should contact the PCYC on 4229 4418.