VTO provides free one to one tuition to children and young people in Scotland who face significant social and economic barriers to their education. We inspire achievement and build confidence by engaging trained volunteer tutors to work with children on a one-to-one basis so that they can get the most out of the education system.
What will I be doing?
Working one to one with a young person who requires tutoring support.
Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with assigned Learning Communities Coordinator.
Take part in relevant training.
Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience.
Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.
Usually, 1 hour per week time commitment for tutoring with some additional time for learning material preparation.
VTO provide children who need it the most with free educational support, helping to build confidence and bridge the attainment gap. We do this through several initiatives including one-to-one tuition and homework groups.
All our tutors must be able to provide 2 references and be members of the PVG scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland. VTO will assist with the processing of this and there is no cost to you.
Experience required: You don't need any formal teaching qualifications to be a tutor. The main requisite is to have sound literacy and numeracy skills and be a good communicator. You must be fluent in English. Capability, creativity, and enthusiasm to communicate and work with children and young people. Basic IT skills to use video conferencing software and word processing software. Ability to support young people with a lack of confidence/ motivation. Ability to be non-judgemental, empathetic, and supportive
Travel details: Homebased - Online
Minimum age: 18
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This opportunity is also advertised across West Dunbartonshire.