Volunteer Tutoring Online

Get involved in volunteer tutoring online for an hour a week during term-time, in a subject you are passionate about.

  • Support someone else to get as much out of the education system as you have
  • Be a positive role model: make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future
  • Gain valuable tutoring experience and enhance your CV
  • Enhance your communication, mentoring and planning skills
  •  

You are only a few clicks away from transforming a young person’s life.

 

Volunteer tutoring online

Get involved in volunteer tutoring online for an hour a week during term-time, in a subject you are passionate about.

  • Support someone else to get as much out of the education system as you have
  • Be a positive role model: make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future
  • Gain valuable tutoring experience and enhance your CV
  • Enhance your communication, mentoring and planning skills
  •  

You are only a few clicks away from transforming a young person’s life.

 

“Volunteering with The Access Project has been one of the highlights of my week for the last 2 years – getting back into a subject and working with a young person. To anyone thinking about it, I would say go for it”

– Amanda, Access Project Online Volunteer Tutor 

“Volunteering with The Access Project has been one of the highlights of my week for the last 2 years – getting back into a subject and working with a young person. To anyone thinking about it, I would say go for it”

– Amanda, Access Project Online Volunteer Tutor 

Why Volunteer With The Access Project

“Being on The Access Project has made a huge difference in my life! My tutor has made a massive difference in my life and I know she is always there to support me.”

Shivaruby, Access Project student 

“The effort you put into it is equally rewarded with the difference you make. I saw a big change in that my student became more confident in questioning things and it was great to see them understand new concepts each week.”

Owen, Access Project tutor 

Watch the moment top comedian Romesh Ranganathan surprised TAP student Ben who is tutored online by his TAP volunteer.

How do I start volunteer tutoring online?

Changing the life of a young person from a disadvantaged background as an online volunteer tutor with The Access Project is simple. We want to make online tutoring as similar to the face-to-face experience as possible.

Getting started with your application to become an online tutor is simple:

  1. Fill in our sign-up form including 2 character references.
  2. Complete our online safeguarding course. You will receive a CPD accredited certificate upon completion.
  3. Attend a 2.5-hour online training session introducing you to the programme, good tuition practices and the practical aspects of volunteering.
  4. Complete a DBS check organised by The Access Project.

Volunteer Tutoring Online FAQs

Where does The Access Project operate?

We work in over 30 schools in London and the Midlands, supporting over 1500 students. In 2021, as a response to the COVID-19 situation, all tutoring will be delivered online. We hope to be able to resume face-to-face tutorials for students based in London and Birmingham in the future, as well as continuing the online support for East Midlands students.

How do I help?
As a volunteer tutor, you’ll be paired with a 14-18-year-old student to support them to achieve their potential in one of their GCSE or A-Level subjects.  In a weekly tutorial session, you will address the topics that their teacher thinks would be most helpful for them.
What qualifications do I need?
You need to be either a graduate or studying at university to tutor. You can tutor at GCSE if you have an A-level (grade B or higher) in the subject. If you want to tutor at A-level, you’ll need an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in the subject. You can also tutor a subject if your degree is in a related field (e.g. you can tutor English if you studied Law).  
What subjects can I tutor in?

We are looking for volunteer tutors in the following subjects, to coincide with the subjects taught at our partner schools –

GCSE and A Level –Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Physics, Spanish

A Level only – Economics, Politics, Psychology

How do I get started?

It’s really easy to get started All you need to is:

  • Fill in our sign-up form. You’ll need to tell us a bit about your education and employment and your reasons for volunteering.
  • Supply 2 character references. Your referees can’t be family members and should know you in a professional capacity, but don’t need to have line-managed you.
  • Complete our online safeguarding course. You will receive a CPD accredited certificate upon completion.
  • Attend a 2.5-hour online training session. This will introduce you to the programme, good tuition practices and the practical aspects of volunteering.
  • Complete a DBS check organised by The Access Project. You’ll need to fill out an online form and provide 3 forms of ID for verification at the online training session.
When can I apply?
You can apply at any point during the year, but as we try to match all our students at the start of the school year, we train the majority of our volunteers in Summer and Autumn. If you apply outwith these times, we will keep your application ready for the start of the next training cycle.
Can I apply if I don't have a degree?
We welcome applications from students currently at university to tutor at GCSE. However, as so much of our programme is focussed on university entry, we feel that having this experience is really important for our tutors. We won’t be able to accept your application if you are currently on a gap-year, but we’d love to hear from you once you start your university course!
Can I volunteer if I don’t live in the UK?
At this time, we can’t accept applications from volunteers who live outside the UK. We need all our tutors to have a DBS certificate, for which you need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 months. We would love to hear from you again if you move to the UK in the future.

    Contact info

    128 Aldersgate Street
    Barbican, London
    EC1A 4AE

    Unit 302B, JQ Modern
    120 Vyse Street
    Birmingham, B18 6NF

    020 4513 5999
    info@theaccessproject.org.uk

    Media enquiries:
    line: 07767 100 581 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)
    media@theaccessproject.org.uk

    The Access Project safeguarding line: 020 4513 5999 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)

    NSPCC 24 hour line:
    0808 800 5000

      Contact info

      128 Aldersgate Street
      Barbican, London
      EC1A 4AE

      Unit 302B, JQ Modern
      120 Vyse Street
      Birmingham, B18 6NF

      020 4513 5999
      info@theaccessproject.org.uk

      Media enquiries:
      line: 07767 100 581 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)
      media@theaccessproject.org.uk

      The Access Project safeguarding line: 020 4513 5999 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)

      NSPCC 24 hour line:
      0808 800 5000