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Position Available Volunteer tutor - English or maths
Location Online mainly
Details of Position

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 English or maths. As a volunteer, you’ll:
  Work with 1-3 pupils to improve their English or maths 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 sessions
Sessions are online as we don't currently have partner schools in the Ilkley area

( See https://actiontutoring.org.uk/our-impact/our-reach/ )

Good 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. Programmes run during term-time, usually before, during or after the school day.

What support will I get?
  Training (a two-hour induction session)
  In-session support from your Programme Coordinator
  Tutor workbooks with session plans
  A free DBS check

We have volunteers aged 18 to 81 from a wide range of backgrounds; retired professionals, unemployed people looking for experience and training, prospective teachers or teaching assistants, stay-at-home parents and undergraduates. We have tutor socials and encourage interaction, teamwork and friendship. We're as open and inclusive as possible!

Each programme in every school has a dedicated Programme Coordinator who supports our volunteers. Tutoring resources and training are provided.

We also work with corporates in a variety of ways and know from experience that they sometimes approach VCs asking for ways of providing meaningful and impactful (and measurable!) volunteering opportunities for their staff. We currently provide this to organisations that vary widely in size and location and some can be seen at the bottom of the home page of our website.

We look for volunteers who are enthusiastic about working with children or young people, want to make a difference and are fluent in English. Good communication skills would be an advantage.
We prefer the following qualifications,
  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
But, if your qualifications do not match these requirements, we still encourage you to apply. You can sign up at any time throughout the year.

Description of your Organisation Action Tutoring unlocks the potential of children and young people who are facing disadvantages. We are tackling the attainment gap head-on by forging partnerships with schools nationwide. Our trained volunteer tutors are empowered to enable pupils to make meaningful academic progress, opening doors to future opportunities.
Type of Position Other
Minimum Age for volunteers 18
Is training provided Yes
Is a DBS required? Yes
Are expenses provided? No
Contact Details
Organisation Name Action Tutoring
Contact Name Brenda Turnbull
Contact Number 07710712384
Contact Email [email protected]
Closing Date for Application 14-07-2026
Organisation's Website https://actiontutoring.org.uk/

If the position listed is of interest to you, please get in touch with the organisation directly using the info above.






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