Volunteer with the Tutorfair Foundation

Volunteer and tutor in a school or online with the Tutorfair Foundation.

We are an education charity that provides high quality tuition to raise the attainment and life chances of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We train volunteer tutors to work with students, increasing their knowledge, skills and aspirations.

The benefits of volunteering with us:

  • Make a difference to disadvantaged pupils
  • Embellish your CV with new skills and high quality training
  • Gain in-class, small group or online tutoring experience
  • Get a free DBS check
  • A great way to launch and boost your tutoring career

The Volunteer Journey:

  1. Create an account by completing the form below
  2. Apply to a suitable volunteering opportunity
    • Details of all available volunteering opportunities can be found in your Tutorfair account (opportunities section)
  3. Complete all safeguarding tasks
    • Before tutoring can begin, all volunteers must have a valid DBS certificate and complete our child protection training. You will receive instructions on these once you have applied for a volunteer opportunity.
    • If, for the last 5 years, you do not have a continuous UK address history or are a non-UK citizen, you may need to apply for an additional overseas check.
  4. Attend a training session
    • Anyone volunteering with the Tutorfair Foundation will need to attend a training session. You will receive information on upcoming training days once you have applied to a volunteer opportunity.
    • For in-school tutoring, the training will take place in London
    • For On-demand tutoring, the training is all online, so you can attend the training from anywhere in the UK

ON-DEMAND:Our On-Demand programme is new for the 2017/18 academic year. Volunteers taking part will provide GCSE maths tuition via an instant messaging and picture platform. Our On-Demand programme is the most convenient way for tutors to volunteer and provides pupils with free and instant access to GCSE maths tuition from anywhere in the UK.

IN SCHOOL: Our In-School programme operates in schools across Greater London at both Primary and Secondary level. Volunteers can offer tuition in maths, English, science, Spanish, French and 11+.

All volunteer tutors working in a school must complete a preliminary phase. This is up to 5 hours spent in the classroom during normal timetabled lessons. Volunteers will work alongside the class teacher to identify the students who will benefit the most from their support and formulate a tuition plan for the remainder of their placement.

Once the preliminary phase is complete an in-school placement will progress in one of two ways:

  • In-class tuition: Supporting a teacher and providing tuition during regular timetabled lessons.
  • Small-group tuition: Providing extra curricular tuition to a group of up to three students. This usually takes place at lunchtime or after school.

Passionate: Plain and simple. If you are passionate about your subject and want to learn new skills while helping young students with their understanding then you are on your way to being a brilliant volunteer with us! Help pass the joy of learning onto the next generation through inspirational tutoring.

Reliability: By agreeing to tutor young pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, you will make a significant positive impact to their educational outcomes, but only if you are in the room. A volunteer must be there for a child from our partner schools as much as they would for any other client.

Resilience: Delivering an outstanding tutorial is not easy! You may be working in a challenging environment doing a difficult job in which you have limited experience. We want volunteers who are determined to maintain a positive mindset, even when the going gets tough!

Integrity: Anyone working in education is acting in a position of responsibility and while volunteering with Tutorfair you will be required to form and maintain positive, productive relationships with students and school staff. Building trust is key to any great tutoring relationship.

  1. Make a difference and impact the learning of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. Embellish your CV with new skills and benefit from high quality training provided in partnership with Teach First.
  3. Gain in-class, small group or online tutoring experience and add your hours and references to your Tutorfair Profile.
  4. Get a free DBS check - we will send you information on this once you sign up and apply for an opportunity of your choice.
  5. A great way to launch and boost your tutoring career - Tutorfair Tutors with a Volunteer Badge get seven times the bookings of those without.

Before signing up to volunteer, please read the following information:

To complete a volunteer placement, you must provide at least 10 hours of tuition over one school term. This is perfect not only for increasing classroom experience but also in making a real difference to young people’s lives. This would normally be a regular commitment of at least one hour per week.

To volunteer you must have an A or B at A-level (or equivalent) in the subject you wish to tutor. If you do not meet this mark but have a relevant degree, you may still be accepted.


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