Guest post from Action Tutoring, an education charity that supports young people facing socio-economic disadvantage to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, with a view to enable them to progress in education, employment or training. They do this by partnering high-quality volunteer tutors with pupils to increase their subject knowledge, confidence and study skills in English and Maths in primary and secondary schools. Action Tutoring work in 8 cities throughout the UK: London, Birmingham, Sussex, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bristol and this year they are launching our programmes in schools in Nottingham. They said to us: ‘We are keen to reach out to see whether there would be an opportunity to advertise our opportunities with you, as we have many school programmes in South East London and would love to get people from the community involved in tutoring one hour per week in primary and secondary schools. Our volunteers’ ages range from 18-83 so all are welcome to apply.‘
Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. By volunteering as a tutor for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support disadvantaged young people to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, as well as developing your own skills.
As a volunteer English or maths tutor with us you will choose one of our partner schools to volunteer in. You will work with one or two pupils for an hour a week across the course of a school term; either before, during or after the school day. Sessions are delivered on the school premises at the same time each week; so the opportunity can flexibly fit around university and busy work schedules. We provide all of our tutors with training and workbooks to use in sessions, and we will also process a DBS check for you.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for people who want to support pupils to succeed. Through your experiences and help you can inspire ambition in them. Enthusiasm for learning and the subject you’re tutoring (English or maths) is important (but you don’t have to have studied it for your degree). Experience working with young people is helpful but not essential.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
You need to be a fluent English speaker, achieved a B or above at A Level (or equivalent) in the subject, or similar subject, you are wishing to tutor. Good communication skills, patient, committed and resilient. We do review all qualifications and experience however and would encourage you to apply – even if you don’t meet the exact criteria.
Through tutoring with us our volunteers are able to use and develop a wealth of different skills (interpersonal, organisational, communication) and make a significant difference. Help your community. Apply today.
Job Type: Volunteer
How to apply
To apply follow this link https://www.tfaforms.com/332860
To find out more about Action Tutoring, please visit their website.