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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…

Children from lower-income families are less likely to achieve academically than their better-off peers. Action Tutoring is a charity that works to level the playing field.

Good grades improve future prospects, opening the door to a wider range of opportunities. If you enjoy working with children and are passionate about social equality, you can make a tangible difference by volunteering for an hour a week.


We are looking for volunteers to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in maths or English. As a volunteer, you’ll:

  • Work with 1-3 pupils to improve their English and maths, either in-person or online
  • Commit to a 10-20 week programme, for just one hour a week
  • Support either primary or secondary school-aged pupils
  • Use our tutor workbooks to shape your weekly sessions
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Disadvantaged pupils preparing for their SATs (ages 9-11) or GCSEs (ages 14-16).
What support will I get?
Training (a two-hour induction session)
In-session support from your Programme Coordinator
Tutor workbooks with session plans
Travel expenses up to £5 per session
A free DBS check

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.

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 to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

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 with us at any time.