Students4Students is always looking for new tutors. We rely upon people like you to make a difference; all of our tutors are volunteers and give up their free time once a week to make a difference in their local primary school. Put simply, without the time and dedication of our tutors we wouldn't be able to operate as a charity!
If you are passionate about helping others and ensuring that all children have a fair chance at fulfilling their potential then Students4Students is for you. As a tutor for Students4Students you would be working one-to-one with a child in either maths or English. These one-to-one sessions provide an opportunity to really develop a child's skills in the subject. Not only this but the one-to-one format allows you to build a relationship with the child which means the tutoring goes beyond just the formal skills you are developing with the child; as a tutor you become a role model for the child you are paired with.
At Students4Students we want to make sure that not only are we helping the children we work with but that we are also helping our tutors too. This means we provide comprehensive training where many of the skills we discuss and teach are applicable not just in tutoring but also in wider life. Moreover we ensure that our tutors get the most from their experiences by holding informal meetings so they can discuss these experiences with other tutors and members of the charity. In addition to new skills and experiences Students4Students also offers the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.
Once a week for the duration of a term.
The sessions are generally in the afternoons but can be any day of the week. The exact times and days will depend upon the school you are working in
It is certainly possible but most of our tutors only commit to one, it is better to do one well than two less well!
We require you to do at least one term of tutoring but prefer applicants who commit to more
When this happens we allow our volunteers flexibility and work out with each individual how to work around these. It is important you do well in your exams!
The sessions will be at a primary school near you. The sessions will always be where the child you are paired with goes to school
We currently only run Maths and English tutoring
We have an age bracket of 16-25 because part of our focus as a charity is getting young people involved in volunteering in their community. By having the age bracket we ensure that we as a charity stay true to this focus and continue to engage with and work with young people
We have an age bracket because we want to focus on working with young people and ensure that we fully utilise the power of young people.
The only formal requirement we have is for you to have 5A*-C's (GCSE) and for two of those to be Maths and English. Apart from that we look for enthusiasm and a willingness to improve and learn
The simple answer is no; although experience is useful it is by no means necessary. Everyone has to start somewhere and it is our philosophy that enthusiasm is more important
The application process is nice and simple, all you have to do is fill out the online application form. We will then get in contact with you.
We will then either offer you a place on one of our training sessions or ask you for an interview.
As a volunteer you will be given training before you start. This training is split into several smaller modules, we like to call these modules our 'tutoring guide'; content covered include things such as child welfare and conflict resolution. The 'tutoring guide' will give you the skills to begin tutoring.
Once you begin tutoring there will also be other training opportunities to aquire top up training.
All our tutors receive support throughout their time working for Students4Students. This ranges from the socials we provide to ensure you get to know the other tutors near you, to the more formal tutor liaison officer who is there to answer any questions you have and ensure we are giving you everything you need to be a fantastic tutor
Yes, tutoring for Students4Students can count towards your DofE volunteering if you wish.