English/Maths volunteer tutor (online or in person)
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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.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 sessionsGood 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.What skills can I gain?Through tutoring with us our volunteers are able to develop a wealth of transferable skills, including:● Facilitation● Initiative● Working with children● Communication● Planning● Emotional intelligence ● ResilienceWhat 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
Teaching & Training
Language Skills, Maths, Reading & Writing
We look for volunteers who:
● Have or are studying for a degree (in any subject)
● Have a B grade (or above) at A Level (or equivalent) in the subject they wish to tutor, or a similar subject.
If your qualifications do not match these requirements, we still encourage you to apply. We take all previous experience into consideration, so please include anything you think might be relevant.
Develop new skills, build valuable experience, meet like-minded people and make a difference to young lives.
● Commit to a 10-20 week programme, for just one hour a week
Further location details may be provided below.
Face-to-face opportunities are available in London and you can tutor online from anywhere.
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You need to commit to a regular volunteering opportunity of around an hour a week. The table below shows the commitment required for each level of the DofE.
Minimum time: 3 or 6 monthsYou must do one of your volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Minimum time: 6 or 12 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Bronze Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Minimum time: 12 or 18 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Silver Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.