Volunteer Tutor

The Access Project supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities. We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni 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.

How does it work?

1. Register your Interest.

2. Once we've been in touch, you can then 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.

Skills

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).

Details

  • Accessibility
    Working from Home
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
    All costs covered by The Access Project
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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