Education isn't a level playing field in the UK today, as the income of a child's parents can directly impact their own academic attainment. Action Tutoring wants to change this through its tutoring support for secondary school pupils - and help them achieve regardless of their backgrounds. Tutoring can be a powerful tool in supporting a child academically and it shouldn't be accessed only by those who can afford it.
What are they looking for?
Local volunteers to support disadvantaged young people as tutors for one hour a week, over the course of 8-10 weeks. Action Tutoring trains and supports its volunteers to develop, over the time they are involved.
The tutoring takes place at the same time each week and sessions are available in Southwark and across many other London boroughs, including Lambeth and Lewisham (including weekday mornings and afternoons and Saturday sessions).
Benefits of volunteering
The benefits of getting involved are extensive – from supporting and enabling young people to succeed, to meeting other like-minded individuals in the community. Action Tutoring’s volunteers range from 18 to 80 years and no previous tutoring experience is required.
Current Opportunities locally:
- Harris Academy Peckham, SE15 5DZ, Tuesday 3:00pm (maths and english)
- St. Saviour’s and St. Olave’s School, SE1 4AN, Thursday 3:30pm (maths)
- Archbishop Tenison’s School, SE11 5SR Lambeth, Thursday 3:15pm (maths and english)
- St. Gabriel’s College, Oval, SW9 6UL, Wednesday 3.15pm (maths and english) , Friday 8am (maths)
For more information and to apply
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