Action Tutoring delivers tutoring programmes, in partnership with schools, to support disadvantaged pupils across Newcastle. 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.
We want to change this through our tutoring support for both primary and secondary pupils – and help pupils achieve regardless of their backgrounds. We recognise how powerful tutoring can be in supporting a child academically and we believe it shouldn’t be accessed only by those who can afford it.
The way we deliver our programmes is by recruiting volunteers as our tutors. Through this activity our volunteers are able to meet and interactive with a variety of different volunteers from across the city, develop a wealth of different skills (interpersonal, organisational, communication), and it also provides a link between them and the youngest members of their community – empowering them to give back.
As an English or maths tutor with us you will chose one of our partner schools to volunteer in. You will work with one or two pupils for an hour a week across the course of a school term; either before, during or after the school day.
Interested in joining us or would you like to find out more? Come along to our volunteer info event and hear from our current tutors and ask any questions you have. Our local coordinator will also be there to explain how to apply, when and where tutoring takes place, and the support available once you start.