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Volunteer as a Tutor with The Access Project one hour a week online to support disadvantaged young people

The Access Project is looking for volunteers to support a disadvantaged young people aged 14-18 for 1 hour a week Sept-July with their academic studies, through our easy-to-use dedicated online platform. You’ll join a training session and ideally begin in autumn term.

Support a young person in a school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential. Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards higher education & the world of work.

Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.

No prior experience necessary, full training included with multiple training sessions over the summer and into autumn. Sign up: www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with Science and Maths so volunteers who are able to support in those subjects would be particularly welcome. There are also opportunities for volunteer tutors in other subjects including English, humanities, social sciences and languages.

Interested? You’ll need to:

Either have an undergraduate degree / equivalent qualification or be currently studying for an undergraduate degree at a UK university
Have an A Level in the subject you wish to tutor at GCSE or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level
Be able to spare 1 hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting early autumn), plus approx 30 mins a week preparation time
Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional)

How does it work?

  1. Sign up at www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer
  2. Training: We’ll then invite you to choose any of our 2.5hour training sessions over the summer to suits you. During this session you’ll learn everything you need to know for your weekly 1 hour tutoring sessions.
  3. You’ll complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course
  4. We’ll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject.

Questions? Please email volunteering@theaccessproject.org.uk

More about The Access Project:

The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, the East Midlands and Bradford. The programme provides in-school support which includes 1 to 1 mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.

At the moment, young people in the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds are six times less likely to progress to a top-third university compared to their peers working at a similar academic level, so The Access Project seeks to change this. We help these young people to see university as something that is ‘for them’, to support them to make competitive applications and to get the grades they deserve so that they can fulfil their potential.