Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring is a national education charity, supporting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment.

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Action Tutoring empowers high-quality volunteers to deliver tailored English and maths tutoring at primary and secondary level.

Established in 2011, we’ve worked hard to develop an effective model with proven impact. We do more than just tutor. We form partnerships with schools, working with nearly 100 last year; design and supply the tutoring resources; complete baseline and interim assessments to measure pupil progress and provide staff members to coordinate delivery. We recruit, train and develop our diverse and inspiring tutors too.

How many pupils and schools can we work with?

5,292 pupils in 196 schools.

We would expect to work with a minimum of 18 pupils per school.

NOTE: This provider offers tutoring online and in-person in certain areas. Enquire below to find out whether in-person tuition is available in your area.

Who are our tutors?

Our tutors are students, professionals and retired individuals. They must have strong academic qualifications and relevant experience.

How do we recruit our tutors?

Tutors complete an online application providing details of how they meet the criteria and relevant experience and motivations. We telephone interview applicants who are close to meeting the qualifications and ask a series of competency and subject-related questions to confirm their suitability. Tutors must then complete an enhanced DBS check.

How do we train our tutors?

Our two-hour initial training covers: expectations, safeguarding, the curriculum, managing pupil behaviours, our resources and planning sessions. Online tutors attend additional training to cover elements specific to online delivery.

We provide continuous training across the year and our Programme Coordinators monitor tutoring to deliver feedback on an individual basis.

How will we communicate with you?

Each school has a Programme Coordinator who oversees programme delivery and attends each session. They liaise with the school to provide updates and communicate any requests.

Our Programme Managers and Head of Delivery set up the partnerships initially and check in throughout the year to ensure satisfaction with delivery.

How will we keep track of pupil progress?

Pupils sit a baseline assessment initially and a progress check’ halfway through, ensuring that tutoring focuses on the areas that they are struggling with. Programme Coordinators attend every session to monitor progress. Baseline and progress assessment results are shared with schools. We request pupils’ working at status’ before tutoring commences.

More information about Action Tutoring can be found at:

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1-2 in person
Cost to school of 15-hour block with subsidy applied: £191.63 
Cost to school per pupil for 15-hour block with subsidy applied: £95.82 
1-2 online
Cost to school of 15-hour block with subsidy applied: £200.55 
Cost to school per pupil for 15-hour block with subsidy applied: £100.28 

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