The slightly different cram school
Tutoring without long contract periods, even for socially disadvantaged families? The Wuppertal tutoring school »weiter-bilden«, which has been active since 2018, makes this possible. The special thing about it: Run by the two founders Manuel and Rainer Fischer, »weiter-bilden GbR« primarily offers its students tailor-made solutions.
“We take tutoring to where it is needed most!” is how Manuel Fischer explains the school’s concept. “Especially children with a migration background definitely need our support. Through this, the pupils can quickly learn the German language, as a basis for a school-leaving qualification the possibility of being able to start an apprenticeship,” the committed father-son team underlines the enormous importance of »weiter-bilden GbR«.
Individual tuition is preferred in the first step
Since the language barrier is often a problem in the beginning, »weiter-bilden« has conceptualised individual tutoring as the best form of instruction for this group of people. “In this form, we can best respond to the needs of the children,” Manuel Fischer explains this decision.
Integration through education
“We see it as a social task to enable these people to integrate into our society through education,” adds Manuel’s father Rainer. Since these are often socially weaker families, the costs incurred are covered by the city or the Wuppertal Job Centre as part of the education and participation package. The families do not have to pay for this “learning support” themselves.
Overall, Manuel and Rainer Fischer go one step further: they actively support parents and students with applications, questions and other problems such as dealing with authorities. This can also include registering and deregistering with a sports club or the local electricity provider. It is not uncommon for this extensive assistance to lead to real friendships.
“We open up perspectives!”
“Letting friendships develop is one of the reasons why I enjoy this work so much and want to continue to be so involved,” says Rainer Fischer. “With joy I see that we can make a difference! We manage to give people a perspective!” The subjects most in demand: German, mathematics and English.
Office hours: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mobile: +49 151 25358146