1:1 Online Tutor – Volunteer Tutors Organisation [20468]

Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO)
Online (Zoom)
You don't need any formal teaching or mentoring qualifications to become a tutor. The main requisite is good literacy and numeracy skills and you must be fluent in English. Capability, creativity, and enthusiasm to communicate and work with children and young people. Good relationship building skills Ability to support young people with a lack of confidence and motivation. Ability to be non-judgemental, empathetic, and supportive.

Volunteer Tutors Organisation provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, EAL, or those faced with perceived barriers to learning.

Our volunteers are responsible for developing a person-centred tutoring experience online. A key part of this role is relationship building, mentoring, instilling confidence, and empowering young people through education. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome.

2 hours per week (1 hour tutoring and up to 1 hour to prepare) Due to the nature of our work, we expect a 6 month commitment.

What will I be doing?

  • Working one to one with a young person who requires tutoring support online.
  • Relationship building and mentoring
  • Instilling a growth mind set towards learning
  • Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator.
  • Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience.
  • Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.