We specifically help pupils facing socio-economic disadvantage who are at risk of leaving primary or secondary school without reaching national standards in their exams, limiting their future opportunities.
- Sessions run before, during or after the school day, including some
programmes on a Saturday morning.
- An Action Tutoring staff member is present to oversee the delivery and
enable the development of our tutors.
- Programmes run for eight to ten weeks. We aim to deliver three programmes
with each school over the academic year.
- All of our pupils sit an initial baseline assessment before they begin their
tutoring with us. ‘Gap reports’ are then produced to identify the subject
areas that need the most attention.
- Halfway through their time with us, pupils will sit a progress check, to identify
the progress they have made and the knowledge gaps where tutoring should
be focused ahead of their exams.
- You will be asked to tutor between 1 and 3 pupils. If asked to tutor more than 1 pupil, each of the
pupils will have similar subject areas that they need to improve
- Each tutoring session lasts for 1 to 1.5 hours where you will have the
opportunity to work through one to two topics with your pupils.
For our online programmes, we follow the same approach and:
- Pupils are set up on computers in their schools and in some cases, from their
homes on a laptop or tablet, and receive tutoring from
volunteers who are located anywhere across the country.
- Action Tutoring’s suite of tutoring workbooks are pre-loaded onto the
platform for the tutors and pupils to use.
- Teachers and an Action Tutoring staff member are present to support with
any issues and monitor the quality of the tutoring being delivered in a
- We have produced a portfolio of 12 carefully structured workbooks,
designed by curriculum specialists, that include activities intended to be
effective in a tutoring environment. Tutor workbooks which mirror the
pupil workbooks contain guidance on how to explain topics and common
- Every year we gather the SATs and GCSE results of pupils we’ve supported,
to measure our impact and review our programme. We also monitor the
pupils we support for development of softer skills, especially their subject
confidence, which can have a benefit beyond just helping them in their tutored