Tutor Trust Information Session, Wednesday 3rd March, 1pm – 2pm

by | Feb 22, 2021

The University’s Widening Participation team is organising a webinar with the Tutor Trust. This paid tutoring opportunity is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Tutor Trust Information Session, Wednesday 3rd March, 1pm – 2pm

We would like to invite you to learn more about the work of Tutor Trust and how you can apply to become a tutor. You can sign-up to the webinar via the following this link.

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.

You can find out more about Tutor Trust at www.thetutortrust.org. A great place to start is by reading the 2020 Impact Report. You can also learn more about the National Tutoring Programme.

Posted on behalf of Jenny Muter, Director of Tutor Recruitment and Impact and Roz Webster, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team, The University of Manchester,