Information for prospective tutors
This years volunteer intake has now closed. If you would like to become a volunteer tutor, please get in touch and we will keep your details in a pending file.
The next intake of volunteers is planned for the summer of 2013.
Benefits of being a tutor
Being a tutor is a rewarding experience. You will make a difference to the education of the child you are tutoring. Most children being tutored need help with basic reading, writing and numeracy. Some need support for specialist subjects. The children range in age from 6 to 18 years, the majority are between 10 and 14.
Before you can start tutoring you will receive induction training
which includes lesson planning and child protection. You will be encouraged to take part in additional training
in dyslexia awareness, learning and communication and English as an Additional Language (EAL).
VTO also provides ongoing support, training and tutoring resources
once you start tutoring. The Link Worker and the Administrator are available for answering any questions which arise. You will also benefit from the experience of other tutors: you will be assigned a mentor and are invited to regular Forum meetings where you will meet other tutors.
VTO has recently achieved the prestigious Investing in Volunteers accreditation as recognition of its commitment to develop its tutors.
Becoming a tutor
VTO welcomes applications from adults of all ages and backgrounds.
To become a tutor you need:
- Good literacy in English reading and writing.
- Competence in numeracy.
- Capability and enthusiasm to communicate and work with children and young people.
If you would like to become a tutor, contact us
and request an application pack.
You will be asked to fill out an application form, invited for an interview and as part of the selection process an enhanced disclosure check will be carried out.
After the induction training you will be paired with a pupil.