Volunteer opportunity description

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 small group of 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 60-90 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 requires you to undergo a free of charge DBS check which will be arranged by Team Up.


Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts.


  • Enthusiasm and relevant experience in the subject you wish to tutor in

  • Passionate individuals who are keen to support a growing movement to help tackle educational equality

  • Committed to attend all sessions

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organisation

Team Up

Tom Shering
Volunteer Manager
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