If you're interested in supporting state school pupils to develop their confidence and skills to achieve their goals, apply to volunteer with Tutor the Nation.
Spare time, commitment, and compassion
University student volunteers are invited to apply across all subject areas, with a commitment of one hour per week, with all training provided. Tutor The Nation provides completely free tutoring to pupils from state schools, and they believe that university student volunteers can encourage aspiration and confidence in the young people they work with, with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
You don’t need any previous experience, just some spare time, commitment, and compassion.
You could give a young person the tools they need both to perform better academically and to gain the motivation and confidence to work towards their future aspirations.
What are the benefits of volunteering
You may yourself have found student life, or the lack of it, difficult. Volunteering provides you with an opportunity to look outwards while also gaining practical experience to boost your CV.
Supported by Oxford
Martin Williams, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) at the University of Oxford supports the programme: "I’m pleased to support the call for students to volunteer for Tutor the Nation. This initiative, started at Oxford but now growing into a national one, encourages students to volunteer to tutor disadvantaged school children towards GCSE and A-level. While the commitment required is quite modest, this can make a real difference to the tutees and be highly rewarding for volunteers."
To find out how to volunteer or for further information, visit Tutor the Nation's webpage.