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The Volunteer Tutors Organisation is a charity that provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. Right now, there's a waiting list of lots of young people needing support across Scotland. They provide one to one tutoring support for those that need it most. After the pandemic, some of their service moved online and it has been hugely successful and the demand has grown, so they are looking for additional volunteers. They work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, English as an additional language or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Volunteers are fully supported and trained and 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 mind set 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, dependant on experience. Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning. Usually, 1 hour per week time commitment for tutoring with some additional time for learning material preparation. What skills do I need? You don't need any formal teaching or mentoring qualifications to become a tutor. The main requisite is good literacy and numeracy skills and you must be fluent in English. All our tutors must be able to provide 2 references and be members of the PVG scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland. VTO will assist with the processing of this and there is no cost to you. 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-judgemental, empathetic, and supportive. What skills and experience 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. Fulfil volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme/ Saltire award scheme if eligible. Reference after 6 months.

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. Our next induction training will be held on the (Date) 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 Communities Coordinator. Take part in relevant training. Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience. Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning. Usually, 1 hour per week time commitment for tutoring with some additional time for learning material preparation. What skills do I need? You don't need any formal teaching or mentoring qualifications to become a tutor. The main requisite is good literacy and numeracy skills and you must be fluent in English. All our tutors must be able to provide 2 references and be members of the PVG scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland. VTO will assist with the processing of this and there is no cost to you. 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-judgemental, empathetic, and supportive. What skills and experience 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. Fulfil volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme/ Saltire award scheme if eligible. Reference after 6 months.

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. Our next induction training will be held on the (Date) 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 Communities Coordinator. Take part in relevant training. Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience. Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning. Usually, 1 hour per week time commitment for tutoring with some additional time for learning material preparation. What skills do I need? You don't need any formal teaching or mentoring qualifications to become a tutor. The main requisite is good literacy and numeracy skills and you must be fluent in English. All our tutors must be able to provide 2 references and be members of the PVG scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland. VTO will assist with the processing of this and there is no cost to you. 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-judgemental, empathetic, and supportive. What skills and experience 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. Fulfil volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme/ Saltire award scheme if eligible. Reference after 6 months.