The Brilliant Club – Tutor recruitment

by | Mar 9, 2021

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to pupils in schools that serve under-represented communities and are currently recruiting researchers to work on their Brilliant Tutoring Programme.

This programme contributes to the National Tutoring Programme initiative, aimed at helping pupils catch-up on learning missed from the pandemic. This academic year The Brilliant Club will be working with 9,000 pupils on the programme.

The Brilliant Club are looking for researchers in English, Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry to apply to become a tutor.

The next deadline for applications is Friday 12 March, with a later, final deadline of Friday 2 April. Successful applicants will be invited to a virtual assessment centre.

What are the benefits of becoming a tutor?

  • Get expert training and real experience to develop your teaching and other transferable skills
  • Earn £500 per placement
  • Being part of the national effort to support pupils who have been disadvantaged by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Join a nationwide community of like-minded researchers making a huge impact on school pupils

Importantly, any researchers that apply to work on the Brilliant Tutoring Programme will also get the opportunity to convert to becoming a Scholars Programme tutor next academic year, so they will get the chance to be a tutor on both programmes.

What will being a tutor for the Brilliant Tutoring Programme involve?

  • Completing Brilliant Tutoring Programme training.
  • Delivering at least one full placement (30 hours of tutoring).
  • Preparing fully for each tutorial, so that tutors feel confident in the subject content they will deliver, have pre-empted misconceptions and planned their explanations and the activities pupils will complete.
  • Marking a baseline and end of programme assessment for each pupil and providing written feedback.

Who is eligible to become a Brilliant Tutoring Programme tutor?

  • You need to feel confident teaching Maths/English/Biology/Chemistry/Physics at GCSE level. The course you will be asked to teach will be pre-designed, and you will receive thorough training before delivering it, but you need to feel confident with the material at GSCE level so that you are able to address misconceptions and support pupils effectively. We ask that you have at least a relevant undergraduate degree in the subject you are applying to tutor in.
  • Tutors should also feel confident delivering a course wholly online, ensuring they still build relationships with pupils and run interactive and engaging sessions in this format.

For more information and to apply: