Action Tutoring

About Us

Action Tutoring is a national education charity delivering tutoring programmes, in partnership with schools, to support disadvantaged pupils across the country.  The tutoring is delivered entirely by volunteers, to ensure it reaches every child that needs it. 

Volunteering with us is a rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in Nottingham. By tutoring for just an hour a week, you will be able to directly support pupils to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future. We are looking for people to volunteer as either English or maths tutors (you don't need to have a degree in either) in one of our partner secondary schools in the city.

About your role

Volunteer Tutor

Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on school. This enables them to progress in education, in their careers and in life. Our brilliant volunteer tutors help pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on their confidence and study skills.

As an English or maths tutor with us you will chose one of our partner schools to volunteer in. You will work with one or two pupils for an hour a week across the course of a school term; either before, during or after the school day. Sessions are delivered on the school premises at the same time each week. We provide all of our tutors with training and resources, and we will also process a DBS check for you.  No previous experience is required and you don’t have to be studying maths or English to take part.


Action Tutoring ask for a minimum commitment of 8-10 weeks. You will volunteer for one hour a week, most sessions take place on weekday afternoons. They are keen to find an opportunitity that suits your timetable.

Programmes will start in early November, mid-February and April. 

How to find us

The sessions will take place in secondary schools and colleges in Nottingham City.

Application Process

1) Register your interest using the link below and we will send you details of how to apply

2) Once your application has been received the project will get in touch with you to discuss the role further and invite you to an training session.

3) You will need to complete a DBS check (the organisation will help you with this and they will cover the expenses)

4) Full training and resources will be provided by Action Tutoring.

Other information

Training and resources are provided, giving you everything you need to get started. 

You can claim £5 in travel expenses for each session you attend.

A member of our team will be present at every tutoring session to support you and will deliver some additional short training sessions over the course of the programme.

As volunteers, you will act as positive adult role models for the pupils you support – whatever your background or experiences you can inspire ambition in them.  We want our tutors to feel confident in the subject they are leading on, so we ideally would like you to have achieved a B or above in this subject, or similar, at A Level (or in an equivalent qualification) and have achieved, or be studying for, a degree (in any subject). We do consider other qualifications and experience.


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