What will I be doing?
Working one to one with a young person who requires tutoring support online.
Relationship building and mentoring.
Instilling a growth mind set towards learning.
Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Coordinator.
Tutoring in English, maths and potentially other subjects, dependent on experience.
Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils skills and learning.
What skills and development will I develop through this role?
We want to support our volunteers through their time with us.
Satisfaction of giving something back and reducing the attainment gap.
Gain teaching, tutoring and youth work experience useful in careers working with young people.
Developing new enhanced communication skills.
Enhanced personal statement /CV
Fulfill volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme/Saltire Award if eligible.
Reference after 6 months.
You will be asked to fill out an application form, be invited for an interview and as part of the selection process we require a check to be carried out through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for working with children. This involves a criminal record check which included spent and pending convictions. This is the fullest form of criminal check available to us. VTO will assist with the processing of this and there is no cost to the volunteer.
VTO provide children who need it the most with free educational support, helping to build confidence and bridge the attainment gap. We do this through several initiatives including one-to-one tuition and homework groups.
1 hour a week over 6-9 months.
You can take part in this volunteering skill from anywhere as it is entirely online. To tutor online you will need access to a PC, Laptop, iPad or tablet with microphone and camera with access to google chrome. A stable internet connection is needed
Experience required: No formal teaching or mentoring qualification to be a tutor. The main requisite is good communication skills be fluent in English capable, creative and enthusiastic to communicate and work with young people. Good relationship building skills and ability to support young people with lack of confidence/motivation. Ability to be non-judgemental, empathetic and supportive.
Minimum age: 16
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction training for all volunteers of 3 hours of materials that the volunteer goes through in their own time and 3 hour zoom training session with other volunteers.Optional further training to help pupils overcome potential barriers to education such as Dyslexia, Autism, Care Experience and EAL.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer