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The Access Project - Volunteer Tutor (Term-time)

Details of the Charity:

We support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to unlock their potential, break down barriers to accessing selective universities to transform their future career prospects. We work with them to make good applications, get the grades and transition to university. Furthermore, students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a higher grade at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

The Access Project supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities. We are looking for volunteers who would tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, 1 hour a week in term-time Autumn 2023-Summer 2024 to support them with their academic studies.

Key tasks:

  • Support a young person in a school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and fulfil their potential
  • Building transferable skills, experience and knowledge through ongoing training and development as part of the role
  • Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards higher education and the world of work

Once appointed:

  • You will need to complete any of our 2.5-hour training sessions over the summer; there are various dates, so you can find one that suits you
  • You will need to complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course
  • We’ll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject. In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with sciences and maths so volunteers who can support those subjects would be particularly welcome

Skills Required:

  • Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an equivalent professional qualification
  • Either has an A-Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A-level
  • Be able to spare 1 hr per week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (Starting Sept/Oct 2023), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.
  • Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (Criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional)

Additional Benefits:

  • Gain valuable tutoring experience and enhance your CV
  • Improve your communication, mentoring and planning skills
  • Volunteering Hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards
  • Volunteers would not incur any expenses for training or volunteering as it will be online
  • DBS Checks are funded by the charity
  • In some cases, volunteers with be provided with additional equipment such as graphics tablets

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
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