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Action Tutoring
Action Tutoring is a national education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment. This enables them to go on to progress in education, employment or training. Partner with us as a volunteer tutor, either in-person or online, to support primary and secondary school pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on confidence…

Action Tutoring unlocks the potential of children and young people who are facing disadvantage. We are tackling the attainment gap head-on by forging partnerships with schools nationwide. Our trained volunteer tutors are empowered to enable pupils to make meaningful academic progress, opening doors to future opportunities.  

Education in this country isn’t fair. If you are from a poorer socio-economic background, you are less likely to achieve academically than your peers.

Volunteering for just one hour per week is a rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people. You will be directly supporting them to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, all while developing your own experience!

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Time commitment

We ask tutors to commit to volunteering for 10-20 weeks. Sessions are either delivered on the school premises or online, at the same time each week.
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
To ensure that social distancing can be maintained during sessions and programmes can go ahead safely, we have created some guidelines for our volunteers (which can be found on our website). These describe the measures in place, what to do before, during and after sessions, and when you shouldn't attend your programme.

Where partner schools are enforcing their own social distancing measures, we will keep volunteers informed as appropriate. Action Tutoring's policies are subject to change as further guidance is released by the government.

If you would like to view Action Tutoring's full Covid-19 policy for schools, programme staff and volunteers, please contact [email protected]

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.