Applying to become an Academic Mentor

Information on how to become an Academic Mentor.

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Take the next step

Make a difference as an Academic Mentor through tailored one-to-one and small group tuition for pupils whose education has been most impacted by the pandemic and help them reach their full potential. You can find out more about the process and the steps involved below.

The 5 steps to becoming an Academic Mentor


Step 1: Register your details

The first step is to submit a registration form. This will capture your contact details, and enable us to create a profile on the system for you.

Step 2: CV Upload

Our recruiters will want to know about your experience and qualifications, so once you have a profile, you will be required to upload a CV and build it out, by stating your preferences i.e. school type and location.

Step 3: Live video interview

Once your CV has been screened by our recruitment team, you will be invited to complete a live video interview hosted via Modern Hire. This interview will last 30 minutes and be conducted by a member of our recruitment team. We will provide more details to applicants prior to the interview, but you can expect to answer questions about your CV, in addition to some competency and scenario based questions. If you are successful at this final stage, we will look to extend an offer.

Step 4: Matching and Compliance

You are then ready to be matched to a school. This process will be led by our recruitment team, matching you with a school in a suitable location. Most schools will want to have a conversation with you prior to starting, we will coordinate this for you. Before you start working in the school there is a mandatory compliance process. This includes an Enhanced DBS check and us reaching out to your references.

Step 5: Training

We want to ensure you feel supported prior to starting the role, so every Academic Mentor completes a short programme of paid online training with Liverpool Hope University. If you have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) the training will last for one week. If you do not have QTS, then the training will be for two weeks. Following completion of training, we will confirm a start date with both you and the school.

Please do contact us if you have any questions or if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to complete any aspect of the registration.

Eddie Whelan and Julia Hill, Academic Mentors

Burnage Academy for Boy’s Academic Mentors discuss how they have created a safe and comfortable environment for their students to learn in. Whilst really seeing progression and growth in the students they are working with.

Fintan O’Hagan, Academic Mentor

Academic Mentor, Fintan found his perfect job after graduating. Discussing his motivations for becoming an Academic Mentor “to help fight back against the pandemic and the harm it had done to so many children’s educational progress”.

Become an Academic Mentor

We are recruiting full-time Academic Mentors to be placed in schools to deliver tuition in various subjects. You will be a critical member of the school team, working alongside the pupils’ teacher to provide 15-hour blocks of tuition for those who need it most.

This website contains information relating to academic year 2021 to 2022.

If you are an Academic Mentor looking for a new role for September 2022, continue on this website to complete your application.

For information regarding academic year 2022 to 2023, click the link below.