Launched in 2020, Tutor The Nation is a charitable platform inviting undergraduates, graduates, and teaching fellows from the UK’s top universities to volunteer to provide online tuition for children in the state sector.
This project is aimed at pupils in the state sector in years 10-13, who are preparing for GCSE and A-level exams. Through tutoring, Tutor The Nation aims to give children the confidence and tools they need both to perform better academically and to gain the motivation and confidence to work towards their future aspirations.
So, how does it work?
Volunteering with us is immensely rewarding. Participating in our altruistic tutoring model shows great discipline, empathy, and commitment. Tutor The Nation wants to work with as many tutors as possible. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
TTN is a registered charity that invites undergraduates, post-graduate students, and recent graduates to volunteer and provide free one-on-one online tuition aimed at pupils in the State sector (years 10, 11, 12, and 13) who are preparing for GCSE and A-Level exams. We focus our efforts in areas of deprivation where pupils are in danger of underperforming. During school closures, given how much less online teaching there has been in the State sector in general compared with the Private sector, TTN feels it is imperative to offer extra support to children in the State sector who will be severely disadvantaged as young adults looking for employment in an uncertain economic climate. TTN aims to address this immediate challenge in addition to providing a longer-term contribution to reducing educational inequality.
You will not need any previous experience in teaching or tutoring as four of the top private tutoring companies who are supporting us have joined forces to produce a first-class package of training videos, webinars, and top tips on “how to tutor online”. You will also be provided with information on where to access past exam papers and any other helpful resources. Further support is always on offer. You can ask for advice from the administration team at TTN who will forward your query to one of the tutoring companies if they are not able to deal with the query themselves.
Volunteer tutors provide one or two hours a week free of charge. It is entirely up to you how many hours you wish to commit per week, but we advise you to take it slowly as you can always increase later. We will, however, ask you to commit to a minimum of 1 hour a week for a minimum duration of one State school term. An academic year would be ideal for continuity and impact. We do realise that volunteers have the demands of their own exam periods and would take this into account.
Tutor The Nation will cover enhanced DBS checks and provide full safeguard training and basic tutor training. We will connect the tutor to a student who needs their help, through the school's Local Educational Authority, the match is based on the tutor's skillset and the student's needs. We provide thorough safeguard training. This includes but is not limited to information on how to recognise any issues the children may have and what procedures you should follow to flag these up to the relevant authority.
Having made it to university, the ability to give something back is hugely rewarding. So, why not be a role model for someone who may want to be in your position in the future?
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 16-02-2021