Volunteer opportunity description

Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are 2.5 times less likely to gain access to university than those from high-income families. Join Team Up’s growing movement and help us change this.

We are a social venture charity who run a voluntary leadership programme. Our programme trains exceptional role models to tutor children from low income backgrounds, in order to help them reach their academic potential.


As a participant on our Leadership programme you will provide high-impact tuition to young people from low-income backgrounds, helping to tackle educational inequality in London. Equipped with full training and detailed resources, you will tutor a group of three pupils who are currently underperforming and provide them with the academic support, encouragement and inspiration they need to get back on track.


Your pupils will:

  • Meaningfully increase their academic grades: pupils on our 2016/17 programme showed, on average, 50% more improvement than the national average in English and Maths

  • Improve their self-esteem: 87% of pupils agreed that they felt more confident in the subject in which they received tuition

You will:

  • Join a growing and active community of people helping to create a fairer education system for young people in the UK

  • Have the opportunity to develop your skills, enhance your employability and expand your professional networks:

    • receive an SSAT accredited leadership qualification upon successful completion of the programme

    • be invited to attend leadership seminars and networking events hosted by our partners

    • have the opportunity to gain a mentor from a career sector of interest, whether you’re looking to excel in your current profession or considering a career change

    • develop leadership, teaching and communication skills and be able to demonstrate these competencies to employers with real-life examples

What our tutors say:

75% of our tutors felt the programme made a difference to the young people they work with

“Thank you for creating such amazing opportunities for both students and tutors. [As a Team Up tutor] your hard work really makes a difference and it’s such a rewarding experience”


Summary of responsibilities:

  • Deliver weekly 90 minute tuition sessions in a local school

  • Use the resources provided to prepare inspiring lessons

  • Drive results by submitting and reflecting on performance data

What you can expect from us:

  • Full tutor-training, and the provision of detailed lesson plans and resources

  • Ongoing coaching, training and support from an experienced teacher who will be assigned to support you over the course of the programme

  • Lesson observations alongside personalised developmental feedback and logged classroom hours

  • A personalised reference from your programme manager

This role is available every school term, and you will be required to tutor for at least ten weeks.

This role requires you to undergo a free of charge DBS check which will be arranged by Team Up

Reasonable travel expenses are covered



  • Enthusiasm and strong grades (or relevant experience) in the subject you wish to tutor in

  • Committed and passionate individuals who are keen to support a growing movement to help tackle educational equality

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About the organisation

Team Up

Tom Shering
Volunteer Manager
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