Application - volunteer tutor for Action Tutoring

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a tutor with Action Tutoring. 

To help us assess your suitability to volunteer with us as a tutor, please complete the form below in full.

Please note the following before applying:
  • Commitment: the minimum commitment is an hour a week (not including preparation time) across the course of a school term. Only submit an application if you are confident that you will be able to make this commitment.
  • Qualifications: Educated to degree level, or to be studying for a degree.  Grade B grade (or above) at A Level (or an equivalent qualification) in the subject you wish to tutor OR a relevant subject e.g. history, politics or sociology for English tutors and physics, chemistry and economics for maths tutors. 

  • Please note: If your qualifications do not match these requirements, we would still encourage you to apply.  Once we review your answers we may then contact you to arrange a telephone interview with you, to chat through your answers and ask a question relating to the subject you've offered to tutor.     

  • We take all previous experience into consideration, so please do include anything you think might be relevant. 

  • DBS check and training: All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS criminal record check. Our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders can be found here. Action Tutoring complies fully with the relevant Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly.  Successful applicants are required to undertake full training provided by Action Tutoring. You will not be able to tutor until you have completed this training.
  • Our pupils: Action Tutoring supports young people facing socio-economic disadvantage, who are often experiencing challenging situations outside of the classroom.  We are looking for tutors who will remain empathetic and understanding to this group and support them to build their confidence and academic abilities.
  • Our programmes run over the course of the school terms.  We do not work in schools during the summer holidays. Generally tutoring sessions take place early morning (8am), mid-morning (10am) or mid-afternoon (3pm).  We only have Saturday sessions in London.

  • We run 'in person' tutoring sessions in the following regions: Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Sussex.  We also run online tutoring with schools in these cities and surrounding areas.  Tutors located across England, Wales and Scotland can apply to support on an online programme.  

  • We provide additional training for our online tutors, which introduces you to our virtual classroom.  You will need to be confident using online tools and platforms and have a desktop/laptop, webcam and internet access to ensure the tutoring is a positive experience for both you and your pupils.  






To volunteer with Action Tutoring you must be living in England, Scotland or Wales (due to restrictions with DBS checks, we cannot accept applications from anyone living outside of these countries). Please select 'none of the above' if you do not live in one of the listed cities.


If your university is not listed, please select 'Other/Other University' and enter the university name below.

If you are employed this should be the name of your employer. If you are a student this should be the name of your university. If neither apply, then please enter 'Other' as your answer.

(Please note, this must be a pre-approved placement confirmed by the relevant subject/careers department)

Address details



Your postcode must be in a valid UK format and capitalised. Unfortunately due to restrictions with DBS checks we are unable to accept applications from anyone living outside of England, Scotland or Wales.
Personal details



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Contact details


Mobile numbers should be in +44 format. The +44 replaces the 0 at the start of the number.


Qualifications

A Levels
If you completed A Levels please input your subjects (limit of 40 characters) and the results you received for each. If you have more than three A Levels, please just include the three most relevant to the subject you wish to tutor.







As you did not take A Levels, please give details of your alternative qualifications here. If your qualifications are international, please tell us as far as possible how they compare to UK qualifications. 
Degree


If you have not yet completed your degree please enter the year you expect to graduate.


Tutoring Preferences



In-school tutoring is only available to volunteers in one of Action Tutoring's regions.

In-school tutoring is only available to volunteers in one of Action Tutoring's regions.


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Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)?
Guidance: The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. You can also find further advice on the Narco website or the Unlock website.
Please review Action Tutoring's Privacy Policy for Volunteers, which outlines the information we collect, how it is used and how you can manage it, including your communication preferences.

We're always looking for new volunteers.  Do you know anyone who might like to join us too? Simply share this application link.  We'd love to hear from them. 

Please note: we assess all applications for the quality of written communication. Before you submit please read over it carefully and ensure that all questions are answered fully.