The Tutor Trust

The Tutor Trust is a charity seeking to democratise one-to-one tuition and tackle educational inequality by making sure every child who needs additional academic support can get a great tutor.

It does this by recruiting and training bright university students as tutors in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science and placeing them in state schools across Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. The tutor selection process and training programme is tough and highly competitive: only 25% applicants are successful. Its approach is highly successful, with a randomised controlled trial of its work in primary schools showing good impact.

To date, The Tutor Trust has delivered over 75,000 hours of tuition in Maths, English and Science to over 12,000 pupils in more than 300 primary and secondary schools. It has been appointed as a tuition partner on the National Tutoring Programme, to provide additional support to disadvantaged pupils whose education has been most affected by Covid school closures.

The SFF’s unrestricted grant to The Tutor Trust has allowed the charity to invest in core roles needed to support its expansion across the North of England.

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