Volunteer Tutor

EM Tuition is on a mission to close the inequality gap in education by providing inclusive services for all Children and Young People (CYP).

We deliver tailored tutoring interventions for anyone missing out on or struggling to stay in education. Our provision is designed to build confidence, develop relationships, and help the CYPs we work with to progress in life and education.

Overview of the voluntary role:

To provide at least 1 hour per week to each of the students you are matched with.

  • Primary aged children can request 1 subject per week – (1hr per week)
  • Secondary can request 2 subjects per week. – (1hr per subject a week) but will always aim to match at least 1 subject first.

At the end of each term, we will ask tutors for a review on their students.

As it is your free time, it is totally up to you if you reschedule the session that week or recommence the following week, we just ask that you inform parents.

Catch ups are not expected, tutor discretion and again it is your decision if lessons are to continue over holidays.

If you are no longer able to volunteer, all we ask is that you provide as much notice as possible.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Designing interventions that will support the academic engagement of CYPs and working to meet a set of agreed provision targets this may be academic but may be around developing the confidence to move back into education
  • Reporting of progress, behavioural presentation & safeguarding concerns relating to your CYPs
  • Carrying out risk assessments of environments and activities to ensure student safety
  • Keeping up to date with trends in education and being aware of current official guidance

Skills and abilities we’re looking for:

  • Ability to build relationships with CYPs
  • Ability to motivate CYPs
  • Ability to handle behaviour issues of CYPs

Desirable skills we’re looking for:

  • Specialist knowledge of learning disabilities and conditions such as ADHD, PDA, ASD
  • Awareness of National Curriculum and relevant key stages

Desirable qualifications and experience we’re looking for in our Education Expert:

  • Teaching Qualification (PTLLS or higher)
  • Qualification in therapeutic discipline (counselling, mental health first aid, CBT for example)
  • Experience of supporting students with Special Educational Needs, Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs or other capacity (youth work, counselling or similar)

Whilst relevant qualifications and experience are desirable, having the heart to work with disengaged and SEN CYPs is key.

Day to day tasks:

  • Use relevant resources and equipment
  • Provide feedback to pupils
  • Working in a range environments
  • Adapting materials and delivery to meet the needs of the learners
  • Track and monitor progress
  • Assess learning and development for each pupil
  • Manage behaviour and dynamics
  • Communicate with parents, schools and Local authority
  • Understand EHCP
  • Keep an up to date register
  • Complete weekly reports
  • Create session plans for the duration of the training programme
  • Complete evaluation reports
  • Attend training and meetings as required
  • Keeping up to date with own CPD and the recording of this CPD
  • Liaising with the Lead and other relevant parties
  • Attend and participate in meetings including Tribunals.
  • Any other key duties that may be asked
  • Liaise with class teacher if school based

If you are interested in volunteering, please apply and we will be in contact.

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