Online Tutor Volunteers

  • VO93256
  • Home-based volunteering


VTO provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, EAL, or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers are responsible for developing a person-centred tutoring experience online. A key part of this role is relationship building, mentoring, instilling confidence, and empowering young people through education. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome.
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 mindset towards learning
• Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator
• Take part in relevant training
• Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependent on experience
• Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning

Organisation aims and objectives

The Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) is a charity, registered in 1977, which provides support for children who experience difficulties with their education. We recruit, train, place, resource and support volunteer tutors to give one-to-one educational support and guidance to children and young people who need it most.

Frequency and commitment details

1 hour per week at a time that suits volunteer and pupil.


Start: As soon as volunteer has completed induction, we have successfully obtained a PVG and 2 references.
Experience required: You don't need any formal teaching or mentoring qualifications to become a tutor. -Capability, creativity, and enthusiasm to communicate and work with children and young people -Good relationship-building skills -Ability to support young people with a lack of confidence/motivation -Ability to be non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive
Travel details: Online
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer