Without our volunteer tutors, Action Tutoring couldn’t provide even a quarter of the support it currently does for young people.
There are hundreds of volunteer tutors working in our partner schools across the country, all with unique experiences and stories about helping pupils develop in knowledge, confidence and ability.
Charities often dive into these individual stories, sharing case studies and interviews. These can be hugely valuable and inspiring. However, it can also be encouraging to know that you aren’t working alone, especially when volunteering to challenge a big issue like educational inequality. Your own story is one of the hundreds, a stream combining with others to generate a wave of change.
Whether you’re a volunteer tutor in Newcastle (our newest venture!) or London (our birthplace), here’s a few charts to see how your time and commitment contribute to the bigger picture and helps us reach more and more pupils, year after year.
With a growing national team of volunteer tutors, we have been able to support an ever-growing number of pupils, across more and more schools. From the academic year of 2016-17, this included working with primary school pupils to help them achieve national standards in their SATs.
Pupils received a staggering 15,500 hours of tutoring support in total last academic year, and we’re well on track to break that record this year. Interestingly, the average number of hours of tutoring support an Action Tutoring pupil receives has also been increasing year on year; our goal for this year being that pupils benefit on average from 12-14 sessions.
Maths has traditionally been the subject which the majority of tutors provide support with. However, we’ve been seeing increased appeals for English support this academic year, possibly as a reaction to the new GCSEs.
Come summer, I’m looking forward to reporting back on the figures we’ve seen here. But remember, it’s never too late to get involved as a volunteer tutor, nor for a friend, family or colleague to sign up too. Join our ever-growing national team. I promise you won’t be alone!