We can all remember someone who has helped us get through a challenging moment at some point in our lives and how we were able to move forward with confidence. As an Academic Mentor, you will be part of the government’s National Tutoring Programme undertaking a paid, full-time role, delivering educational support within a primary or secondary school in England. You will play a key role in enabling pupils in the most disadvantaged areas to build their confidence and access targeted support.
If you are passionate, driven, caring and can take a genuine interest in the wellbeing and education success of pupils, becoming an Academic Mentor will be a rewarding job and will also give you an excellent insight into teaching.
This will be a challenging role and you will be well equipped with the tools to support your students following the completion of your two-week custom programme of online training delivered by Liverpool Hope University. This role also offers an opportunity to develop personal skills and experience within a school setting which will be invaluable for your future career.
Good communication skills, listening to the needs of your students and having a friendly approach are key qualities needed to establish a good relationship from the outset. You will be expected to identify learning gaps and work with classroom teachers to help shape a bespoke intervention programme, delivering engaging sessions with clear learning objectives.
Giving constructive feedback and dealing with any issues in a calm and helpful manner will help you to become a role model for your mentee.
As an Academic Mentor, you’ll deliver support to pupils either working in small groups or one-to-one support, to include revision lessons and extra help for pupils unable to attend school. Your chosen school will employ you on a full time, fixed term contract, earning a salary of up to £19,000. This role could also appeal to you if you’re a fully qualified teacher who is considering a return to education following a career break. In this case, your online training will be for one week.
What qualifications do I need?
- Graduate with 2:2 or higher or Qualified Teacher Status
- Level 4 (Grade C) or above in GCSE maths and English or equivalent qualifications, where agreed by the DfE
- Academic Mentors must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the programme
Find out more and register your interest here