Our wonderful Student Advocates support with volunteer recruitment and promotion of Action Tutoring amongst their fellow students at their university.
By sharing our volunteer opportunities with their networks and societies and assisting with recruitment events and campaigns, our Student Advocates provide invaluable support to our University Partnerships Coordinator.
Below you can read a little bit more about some of them and why they got involved with Action Tutoring.
Megan Healey, University of Liverpool, English Literature
“I volunteer with Action Tutoring to give back to the community. There’s never a dull session with Action Tutoring pupils. Every session is so rewarding.”
Sam McCaughan, University of Nottingham, Aerospace Engineering
“I joined Action Tutoring in order to gain some life experience and to give back to the community where it is needed the most – I also really enjoy teaching! I really enjoy my two weekly tutoring sessions and they provide me with a good grounding – something to plan for and to look forward to each week.”
Eleanor Grandchamp, University of West England, English Language and Linguistics
“I decided to volunteer for Action Tutoring because I felt inspired by their mission and values of supporting young people in education. It has been inspiring – I’ve been able to meet so many young people and link with like-minded tutors who are trying to create a better environment for young people in education.”
Harrison Box, University of Brighton, English Literature
“Why I decided to volunteer for action tutoring – I am considering a career in education and thought tutoring was a great way to get some experience, plus it feels lovely to give something back. Action tutoring have been super helpful throughout my tutoring experience, providing me with all the tools and knowledge I need to tutor, and seeing first-hand the positive results from my work has been amazing to see.”
Iola Roberts, University of Liverpool, English Language
“I decided to volunteer for Action Tutoring in order to help disadvantaged pupils with their education so that they are open to more opportunities after school, it also helps me gain valuable experience for after university. My experience with Action Tutoring so far has exceeded all my expectations, it has been so enjoyable and everyone I have come in contact with, whether it be pupils or the Action Tutoring team, have been so lovely and welcoming”
Leonidas Langford, Sheffield Hallam University, Film Studies and Screenwriting
“I volunteer with Action Tutoring to help pupils learn, and to get some teaching experience. So far, pupils have been eager to learn and I have received some useful tips to improve the quality of my teaching.”
Sorcha Heatlie, University of Bristol , Mathematics
“I decided to volunteer for Action Tutoring because I wanted to give back to the community while at university and I think that education is one of the most important aspects of life. One thing I love about Action Tutoring is that you can build a relationship with your pupils and watch them grow more confident in the sessions over time.”
Jeremy Lau, London School of Economics, LLB Laws
“The importance of education is unquestionable. I decided to volunteer with Action Tutoring because I really want to help school children to excel in school and beyond. I find it extremely rewarding to see them improve throughout the year, not just their academic ability but also their confidence. It is fantastic working with Action Tutoring as you are given tons of support and guidance throughout the year. There are so many opportunities and not a single session is boring!”
Don’t see your university represented? If you have volunteered on a full programme of 8-10 sessions, are interested in being more involved with Action Tutoring and are keen to develop your own skills by advocating for a growing national education charity, contact [email protected] to express your interest and outline why you want to advocate for us.
By advocating for us for a minimum duration of a term, you’ll gain skills in volunteer recruitment, communication skills and advocacy, leadership and the ability to motivate and inspire others: all fantastic skills for your CV and personal bios.