Academic tutor

Volunteering from Home

The Access Project supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities. We are looking for volunteers who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week in term-time Autumn 2022- Summer 2023 to support them with their academic studies.


•Support a young person in a school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential.
•Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards higher education and the world of work.
•Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.
No prior experience necessary, full training included with start dates through the autumn term.

Skills & Qualities

Interested? You’ll need to:
· Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.
· Either have an A Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level.
· Be able to spare one hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2022), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.
· Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).
How does it work?
1. Sign up at
2. Sign up to any of our 2.5 hour training sessions over the summer, there are various dates so you can find one that suits you: During this session you’ll learn everything you need to know for your weekly one hour tutoring sessions.
3. You’ll complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course.
4. We’ll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject. In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with sciences and maths so volunteers who are able to support in maths and science subjects would be particularly welcome. There are also many opportunities for volunteer tutors in other subjects including humanities and languages.
More information and sign up at:

When & Where?

All tutorials are delivered remotely. This a home-based volunteering opportunity.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

No prior experience necessary. We provide an in-depth 2.5hr tutor training session and ongoing support and subject resources so that you have everything you need. We also ask you to complete our short online safeguarding training course.

Volunteer Benefits

Make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future; gain valuable tutoring experience and enhance your CV; reconnect with a subject you love; grow in confidence, be a positive role model; enhance your communication, mentoring and planning skills; give back to your community

Other Information

Only 4% of young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds get a place at a university in the top third of the league tables. Without a degree from a top university, they will on average find it harder to get a graduate-level job as an adult and will have a lower income. We want to change that.

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Hours: 1 hour per week Type: Employer Supported Volunteering, Employment/Education/Training, Children/Young People

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