Volunteer as a tutor

We match motivated students with high-flying graduates for weekly one-to-one tutorials with the aim of raising the student's grades to enable them to apply to top-tier universities.

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When I work with my tutor things just click. I feel like I'm really learning and understanding the concepts.

Samuel

Mahamed, The Access Project alumnus

Tutoring

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One-to-one

Our volunteer tutors work with students one-to-one, meaning they are able to respond to their tutees' needs and help them to improve. With a one-to-one tutor in one or more of their subjects, students can boost their grades and make competitive university applications.

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Tailored support

We believe teachers are the people who are best placed to tell us which areas in a student’s tutored subject it would be most beneficial for them to work on. We ask teachers to select topic areas three times a year and we share these with tutors. Along with this targeted subject information, tutors get comprehensive resources designed by subject experts, helping them to tutor these topic areas in the most effective way. Above all, tutorials aim to raise attainment in a specific subject -- our programme has a demonstrable impact in improving students’ grades.

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Targeted selection

We work with students who have the academic ability to get into a top third university. We select students by looking at a number of socio-demographic indicators to make sure we work with the students who need us most.

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Volunteer tutors

Our tutors are university graduates who volunteer to tutor a student for an hour a week at their workplace or online. They are academic high-flyers who are experts in their subjects, and trained in child safeguarding and pedagogy.

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Training

Our tutors are trained in child safeguarding and pedagogy. All tutors attend an initial 4.5 hour training and assessment centre, and we also run optional top-up training.

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Support

We have a member of our staff in each partner school to support tutoring.

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Resources

There is a designated resource created for every topic a teacher asks a tutor to cover. These include ideas on how to format a tutorial, suggested activities and questions, as well as a list of extra resources. All our resources have been created by subject experts.

Testimonials

Jamie Brownhill Jamie Brownhill Headteacher at Central Foundation Boys' School

“This is a programme that works; it is key to bringing about change in the school.”

Maxhaimendorf Max Haimendorf Headteacher at King Solomon Academy

"The Access Project’s innovative model brings our pupils into contact with high quality academic tutors, as well as driving their aspirations and academic opportunity."