Volunteer opportunity description

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 double the level of improvement compared to 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

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

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

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

What our tutors say:

“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”

“Team Up has not only provided me with leadership skills as well as increased confidence, but has also provided me with an amazing reference for job interviews. Team Up is such a rewarding experience, and enlightening and encouraging young children to be the best they can be is an amazing opportunity that I believe everyone should take part in.” 


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 programme runs from April 2019. We are looking for volunteers who can commit for at least ten weeks, once a week (April - July).

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

Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts.


  • Enthusiasm and strong grades (or 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

  • Excellent organisation, punctuality and time management skills

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About the organisation

Team Up

Tom Shering
Volunteer Manager
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