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 to deliver tutoring programmes for pupils preparing for their GCSEs (ages 14-16) and SATs (ages 9-11) in English and 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 in a programme of your choice. Action Tutoring provides the content, your role is to deliver the tutoring sessions. You will guide pupils to improve their academic ability in your chosen subject and help them work on their study skills. We provide all of our tutors with training, session templates, workbooks, a DBS check, and travel expenses up to £5 per session.
Face-to-face opportunities are available in Newcastle and we work online with schools throughout County Durham! You can also tutor online from anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. 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/
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 important. 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.
Days and times vary depending on what the host school requests. Some sessions take place early morning (8am) before school, mid-morning (10am) during a free period, or mid-afternoon (3pm) after school on weekdays. We have a small amount of Saturday morning programmes. 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/
We provide all of our tutors with training and workbooks to use in sessions, and we will also process a DBS check for you.
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.