Volunteer Tutor - English or Maths

Volunteering from Home

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.
Action Tutoring partners with primary and secondary schools online or face to face to deliver tutoring programmes for pupils preparing for their GCSEs (ages 14-16) and SATs (ages 9-11) in English or maths. A 'programme' means tutoring one to four pupils for 10-20 sessions during term-time, at the same time each week.


As a volunteer, you will be working in a team alongside other volunteer tutors on a programme of your choice. Action Tutoring provides the content, your role is to deliver the tutoring sessions. You guide pupils through the material, helping them improve their knowledge and attainment in your chosen subject and help them work on their study skills. We provide all of our tutors with training, session templates (online), workbooks (in person), a DBS check, and travel expenses up to £5 per session.

Face-to-face opportunities are available in Newcastle and North Tyneside, but we work online with schools throughout County Durham and further afield! You can tutor online from anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales too. We do not accept tutors who currently live outside the UK.

By volunteering as a tutor, you will be supporting disadvantaged children 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!

Apply here today - https://actiontutoring.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/

Skills & Qualities

You need to be a fluent English speaker, and have achieved B or above at A-Level (or equivalent) in the subject, or a similar subject, you are wishing to tutor. Enthusiasm for learning and the subject you’re tutoring is most important and experience working with young people is helpful but not essential. You’ll need good communication skills, patience, commitment and resilience.

We do review all qualifications and experience and would encourage you to apply - even if you don't meet the exact criteria.

When & Where?

Days and times vary depending on what the host school requests. Some sessions take place before school (8am), mid-morning (10am) during a free period, mid-afternoon, or after school (3pm) on weekdays during term time. Many of our tutoring programmes are now online, but we have a number of local in-person tutor opportunities too.
To see the schools we work with in the north east please visit - https://actiontutoring.org.uk/reacharea/newcastle-and-durham/

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

We provide all of our tutors with initial tutoring training and workbooks to use in sessions, and we will also process a DBS check for you. There's further free training on how to tutor online and on-demand training specifically aimed at English or maths tutors.

Volunteer Benefits

Through tutoring with us our volunteers are able to develop a wealth of transferable skills (interpersonal, organisational, communication) all whilst making a great impact.

Action Tutoring volunteers come from a range of different backgrounds and occupations and are aged from 18 to 80! They have the opportunity to directly impact their communities and build intergenerational bonds.

Other Information

Read our story https://actiontutoring.org.uk/about-us/our-story-mission-values-disadvantaged-pupils-volunteers/

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