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Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring is a national education charity that supports young people facing socio-economic disadvantage to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment. This enables them to go on to progress in education, employment or training. We partner high-quality volunteer tutors with primary and secondary school pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on confidence and study skills.

Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. By volunteering and tutoring for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support pupils facing socio-economic disadvantages to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future.

We are looking for students and graduates to volunteer as either English or Math’s tutors in one of our partner schools across London. Tutoring is also a great way to gain some valuable work experience, whether you are interested in a career in teaching or just looking to enhance your CV. Our programmes start running towards the beginning of each school term and you’ll be able to pick a time and a location that is right for you. Training and specialist resources will also be provided.

By volunteering for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support pupils facing socio-economic disadvantages to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future. We know tutoring works: an independent evaluator found that having seven or more sessions with us added the value of ½ a grade of progress to that pupil’s results, not to mention the impact it has on their confidence and attitude towards learning.

Role Aim: 

An hour a week tutoring one or two pupils in either English or maths (depending on the volunteer’s preference), workbooks are provided.

The commitment is just one hour a week for usually 8 weeks in the Spring term, starting in late Feb / early March. Action Tutoring work in partnership with schools, with the aim of helping pupils on the C/D borderline achieve a C grade or better.

The tuition all takes place on school premises, with other volunteer tutors and a member of the school staff present. An induction session is provided prior to the tutoring beginning and each volunteer is given a tutoring manual and access to resources to help them. we pay reasonable travel expenses to the school and will provide a DBS check if needed.

Duties: 

An hour a week tutoring one or two pupils in either English or maths (depending on the volunteer’s preference), workbooks are provided.

Skills needed: 

Either an A or B at A Level (or equivalent) in the subject, or a similar subject that they are wishing to tutor. Studying for (or achieved) a degree. Fluent in English.

Working with the young people that we support also requires patience, resilience, good communication skills and commitment.

Training: 

A two hour training session delivered by one of our team, specially designed workbooks and ongoing support once volunteering is underway.

Location: 
In one of the schools we are working with across London, usually in the school library. Our schools are in zones 1 and 2.
Time commitment: 
1-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here