One to One Learning with Volunteer Tutors is a key part of our work at The Rendezvous. Last year 30 tutors helped 34 young people pass Functional Skills Maths or English exams and since we started in ...
One to One Tutor English or Maths
Giving your time as a Volunteer Tutor means giving practical support to a young person whose missed out at school, helping them gain their Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English and Maths Qualifications to move on and into apprenticeships, employment or back into education.
Young people gain hugely in confidence throughout the process and you get a huge sense of achievement knowing you have made a difference to a young person's life
What are we looking for?
- You don’t need a teaching qualification or teaching experience
- You need competence in English and Maths (GCSE level standard)
- We look for kindness and patience, the ability to explain concepts clearly and calmly and not to judge
How does it work and what makes it different?
The young person, is paired with a Volunteer Tutor and you work together one to one at the Learner’s pace. This can be crucial for those who find classrooms make them anxious and unable to learn.
You meet weekly either online or in person at our Centre in an unpressured non-judgemental atmosphere. When the tutor thinks they are ready, they sit their exam rather than preparing for a set date. It’s flexible so Learners and Tutors can start at any time throughout the year and take the exam when they are ready
What’s it like being a Volunteer Tutor and what will you get out of it?
Working with a young person and seeing their reaction when they pass their Level 1 or 2 Maths having previously failed at school is hugely rewarding for the volunteer tutor. Helen who has been a volunteer for several years says
‘I get more from volunteering than I give…it feels good to know I’m having a positive effect on a young person’s life’
How much time will you need to give?
Tuesday mornings 1000, 2 to 3 hours a week in Yeovil from January 12th, though start dates can vary.
What support will you get?
- You will receive free NSPCC safeguarding training
- You will have an induction to show you the materials and examination papers, and the IT
- You will be given your own Rendezvous email address, access to Teams for one to one tutoring and Google Classroom to share resources with other tutors
- You will be given a Mentor – an existing tutor to shadow and share their experiences and monthly tutor meetings
What safeguarding do we undertake?
All applicants are subject to DBS checks and our application and interview processes follow safer recruitment guidelines. All Volunteers receive free NSPCC Safeguarding training
What measures are in place regards Covid?
We follow the National Youth Association’s Covid guidelines. During Lockdown are tutors have switched to online learning which they are supported to do. We will resume face to face learning when we can - some tutors may choose to continue online or do a mix. We are flexible.
Do we pay expenses?
We can cover reasonable travel expenses where appropriate
How do you apply?
All applicants are interviewed, and references taken as well as a DBS check. Click the button 'JOIN' above and we will contact you
Giving your time as a Volunteer Tutor means giving practical support to a young person whose missed out at school, helping them gain their Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English and Maths Qualifications.
Young people need these qualifications to move on and into apprenticeships, employment or back into education. They gain hugely in confidence throughout the process and can start thinking about their next steps in life.