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…

We deliver tutoring programmes, in partnership with schools, to support disadvantaged pupils across the country. Education isn't a level playing field in the UK today, as the income of a child's parents can directly impact their own academic attainment. We want to change this through our tutoring support for both primary and secondary pupils - and help pupils achieve regardless of their backgrounds. We recognise how powerful tutoring can be in supporting a child academically and we believe it shouldn't be accessed only by those who can afford it. The way we deliver our programmes is by recruiting volunteers as our tutors. Through this activity our volunteers are able to develop a wealth of different skills (interpersonal, organisational, communication), it also provides a link between them and the youngest members of their community - empowering them to give back.

Time commitment

We ask you to commit to attending the same school at the same time each week for an hour, over the course of a school term (8-10 weeks).

Consistency and continuity are really important for the delivery of the tutoring to enable our pupils to achieve; you must be able to commit to attending every session before signing up to a programme.
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.