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Volunteer Tutors Organisation

Volunteer Tutors Organisation

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he Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) is a charity, registered in 1977, which provides support for children who experience difficulties with their education. We recruit, train, place, resource and ...

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Summary

We provide educational support to young people, to help tackle the poverty related attainment gap in Scotland. We are looking for volunteers to tutor our pupils

Detailed description

VTO provides free tutor support to children and young people aged 8-18, to help tackle the poverty related attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, those who are care experienced, those who speak English as an additional language (EAL) or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers focus on developing a person-centred tutoring experience through relationship building to instil confidence and increase motivation and educational attainment. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome.


What will I be doing?

·        Working one to one with a young person who requires support with their learning either online or face to face. You can choose to take part in our QuESTS programme (Qualifications for Every Student Through Tutor Support) which is a form of tutoring aimed at helping a young person achieve a qualification (a member of our team will discuss the different opportunities available upon application)

·        Relationship building and mentoring

·        Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned VTO Learning Communities Coordinator.

·        Supporting learning in English and/or Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience and pupil need

·        Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.

·        You can ask to work with more than one pupil if you have the time available.

·        We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months from being matched with a young person and ideally until the end of the academic year.


Support

Volunteer induction training is delivered in a dynamic and interactive online session and a timetable of additional (optional) training is made available throughout the year focussing on topics such as dyslexia, Autism, Care Experience and EAL.

You will be allocated a VTO Learning Communities Coordinator to support you whilst volunteering.

You will have full access to our online tutor forum where tutors share ideas on how to get the best of their tutoring experience.


Benefits & Perks

Satisfaction of giving something back and helping to reduce the attainment gap.

Develop new skills.

Gain experience in the areas of teaching, tutoring experience working with children and young people.

Enhanced personal statement and/or CV and a volunteer reference is available to you after 6 months of volunteering with us.

Skills Required

You don't need any formal teaching or tutoring experience to become a tutor, just a desire to support young people to reach their full potential.

Our focus is supporting young people with the core subjects of English and Maths, if you have skills in either of these areas, we would love to hear from you.

We work with children and young people who face barriers to their education and so we are looking for tutors who are creative, enthusiastic, understanding, and resilient.

Volunteers must be aged 18+


Travel Information

For online tutoring, you can take part from anywhere. To tutor online, you will need access to a PC, Laptop, iPad or tablet with a microphone and camera, and access to Google Chrome. A stable internet connection is also essential.

For face-to-face tutoring, we will try to match you with a young person located within a reasonable travelling distance from you and will cover the cost of reasonable travel expenses incurred.


What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Volunteer Tutors Organisation

he Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) is a charity, registered in 1977, which provides support for children who experience difficulties with their education. We recruit, train, place, resource and support volunteer tutors to give one-to-one educational support and guidance to children and young people who need it most.