09 Dec 2020 ·

Online Tutor-befriender

Closing for application: 07 Apr 2024

As an online tutor-befriender, you will be using video-conferencing and a variety of online remote learning tools to support the children and young people, aged 8-18, who we work with.

Age: 15 - 80
When: Weekends, Weekdays, Evenings, And Flexible
Where: Remote



Working with age-groups and subjects that you are comfortable in, you will support young people with their studies, but also help to boost their confidence by engaging and encouraging them and acting as a positive role model. The online learning support you provide will involve delivering tuition in 6-week blocks, during which you’ll either work with 1 child or with a pair of children from the same year group.

Our 6-week online tutoring blocks are timetabled to coincide with school term dates.

Sessions take place 5:00pm-6:30pm Monday & Tuesday and 1:30pm-3:00pm on Saturdays.  We anticipate volunteers spending an additional 30 mins – 1 hour planning and preparing materials for each tutoring session. Therefore, the minimum commitment we would expect from a volunteer is 2-2.5 hours of their time each week, and the delivery of at least one full 6-week tuition block.

We are looking for volunteers with a warm and approachable manner that children and young people will respond well to. These volunteers will need to have/be willing to obtain a DBS check. Training will be provided on the use of some specific online tools however, some confidence, proficiency and enthusiasm for using online apps would also be beneficial. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience of supporting children and young people’s learning in a manner which is rapidly becoming the norm.

What is next?

Once we receive your application, we will email you with our registration form, which we ask you to complete. After reviewing your completed registration form, we will contact you to arrange an induction, via Google Meet. Following completion of an Enhanced Child Workforce DBS check and receipt of satisfactory references, you can begin tutoring.