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22 Feb 2021

Opportunity to help children and young people who don’t have access to private tutors – high demand expected when national lockdown ends

Colleagues are asked to tell our students about an opportunity to improve their skills and help children who don’t have access to private tutors.

They can learn more about this work and how to apply to become a tutor at the Tutor Trust at a webinar on Wednesday, 3 March (1–3pm).

Tutor Trust are an award-winning charity who deliver 1:1 and small group tutoring to children and young people across Greater Manchester, Leeds and Merseyside. Established in Manchester in 2011, they work in schools and alongside teachers to support those pupils who are unlikely to benefit from a private tutor: over two-thirds of the children they work with receive Pupil Premium, are Looked After, or are in Alternative Provision. Tutor Trust works in close partnership with the University of Manchester, with most tutors in Greater Manchester being UoM students.

The charity has gold-standard evidence of impact, with a large-scale Randomised Control Trial (RCT) finding that Year 6 pupils who received twelve hours of Maths tutoring from Tutor Trust made three months additional progress compared with their peers. They are one of the delivery partners of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), a government-funded programme to help children and young people catch up the lost learning from the period of school closures. 

Tutoring with Tutor Trust offers: 

  • A flexible, part-time role working for an award-winning charity  
  • Socially meaningful and high-impact work supporting children and young people 
  • Opportunities to tutor primary Maths and Reading and secondary English, Maths and Science 
  • Average pay £19 per hour 
  • A wealth of transferable skills for your CV  
  • Full training and ongoing support  

The role is offered on a self-employed basis, which means you need to be eligible to register in the UK as self-employed in order to apply. Unfortunately, this means we cannot accept applications from students on a Tier 4 visa.

While there is some online work available, Tutor Trust are currently recruiting for tutors who will be available to deliver face-to-face tutoring in Greater Manchester schools. Once schools have reopened after lockdown, there is likely to be very high demand for in-person tutoring. They are particularly keen to recruit more male tutors, more tutors from the local area, and more tutors who have engaged with Widening Participation programmes. WP students often have considerable insight into the challenges that may face schools and pupils in Greater Manchester, and can act as inspiring role models to children and young people.

At the information session, you will learn more about how tutoring can help close the gap for disadvantaged pupils, how to apply to become a tutor and what it’s like to tutor with Tutor Trust. You'll hear from the Tutor Trust team as well as students from UoM who currently tutor with the charity.

Further information 

You can find out more at:

You can read the 2020 Impact Report and also learn more about the National Tutoring Programme