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The Access Project

The Access Project

The Access Project

The Access Project combats educational inequality by using volunteer tutors to help motivated students access top universities. For full details of our work, please see the website.


London, United Kingdom

10 Jul 2014

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Volunteer Academic Tutor - London

Are you a graduate? Could you spare an hour a week to help a motivated student achieve their academic ambitions?

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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The Access Project matches high-flying graduates with students from disadvantaged areas for weekly one-to-one tutorials, helping the students to boost their grades and access highly selective universities.

Working in partnership with schools in London since 2008, we have a proven track record of raising attainment and widening access.

We are seeking graduates to train in the next few months, in order to begin tutoring the following subjects in September/October: 

GCSE and A-level:

Maths, Economics, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, French, Spanish, German 

How does it work?

Tutorials will take place for an hour between 16:30 and 18.30 at the tutor’s place of work, or a library or café.

We ask that you commit to one hour a week for a minimum of six months to ensure that both you and the student get the most out of the sessions.

You must be a graduate and have at least an A-level in the subject you wish to tutor.

What training will I receive?

All volunteers receive a half day training session to build the skills needed to be an effective tutor. Training sessions take place regularly in central London.

What about resources and support?

Tutors have access to our fully-stocked online library of tutoring resources, developed by outstanding teachers, to assist and guide your tutorials; and our dedicated Programme Coordinators are on hand to offer support once you begin tutoring.

What will I get out of it?

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your communication, planning and objective setting,and problem solving skills.  

What do our current tutors say?

“One-on-one tutoring is equally challenging and rewarding. Finding alternative explanations has definitely developed my own understanding of the subject, which I've been able to take back to my research.” Oli, PhD student, Imperial College 

“Luke's call to tell me that he had got into his first choice university was the highlight of my year!” Alice, journalist, Financial Times

‘Every time I tutor Brook, it is the best thing I do with my week” Kerri, Tutor

Why is The Access Project needed?

15% of secondary school pupils are eligible for free school meals, yet they make up only 2% of the intake at England’s top universities. Despite their potential these students are half as likely to get the grades they need compared to their more affluent peers, and even less likely to win a place at the most highly-selective institutions; The Access Project works with schools to give students additional tuition to improve these grades.

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