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:
  • 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.
  • We generally require our tutors to either be educated to degree level, or to be studying for a degree, and to have a B grade (or above) at A Level (or an equivalent qualification) in the subject they wish to tutor.  English or maths-related A Level subjects are also considered, such as: history, politics or sociology (for English tutors) and physics, chemistry and economics (for maths tutors). 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Our programmes run over the course of the school terms.  We do not work in schools during the summer holidays. Generally they take place early morning (8am), mid-morning (10am) or mid-afternoon (3pm).  We only have Saturday sessions in London.

By selecting a city you confirm that you live within a commutable distance to attend tutoring sessions or events. Unfortunately due to restrictions with DBS checks we are unable to accept applications from anyone living outside of England or Wales.

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.
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 or Wales.
Personal details


Contact details

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


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. 

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.

Note: we assess all applications for the quality of written communication. Before you submit your application please proof read your application carefully and ensure that all questions are answered fully.

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.