Paid tutoring opportunities

Subjects: English, Maths, Science

We have finished recruiting undergraduates in a range of subjects to tutor local secondary school students – either one-to-one or in small groups.

The post would be suitable for anyone who is interested in working with young people, and who may be considering a career in education. You will be directly employed by the school – they will pay you. The job will provide you with a range of skills that are directly transferable, such as communication, confidence, organisation and time management, planning, and building relationships. If you are interested in applying to teacher training providers, such as the Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT programme, they look favourably on those with relevant experience and subject knowledge.

You should be studying a course in or related to one of the required subjects, or have an A Level or equivalent in one or more of the required subjects. We may consider those who have a good GCSE in Maths, English or Science for those subjects, on a case by case basis. If you feel there is another subject that you can offer, please let us know, and we will see if any schools would like to consider it.

The position is available as part of the Ipswich Opportunity Area (IOA) programme at the University of Suffolk. The programme is designed to improve social mobility and the lives of young people in the local area; it is funded by the Department for Education. As such, you will need to be a role model for students, positive about Higher Education, and promote the values of our institution as its representative in the community. The school will be reimbursed by the IOA for your first ten hours of pay. Beyond that, the school is solely responsible for your pay.

You will be responsible for:

  • Making contact with your assigned school, communicating with them to arrange a suitable weekly session that fits around your timetable, and finding out information needed (about students, skills etc) in order to prepare effectively.
  • Travelling to and from the assigned school.
  • Tutoring students in skills as suggested by the in-school contact.
  • Feeding back to the students and the in-school contact about progress made and additional needs.
  • Providing information to the school, such as bank details, to ensure you can be paid in a timely manner.
  • Communicating any concerns, such as those to do with safeguarding, to the in-school contact in a timely and professional manner.

Schools will be responsible for:

  • Providing information about the students you will be tutoring, such as skills and needs.
  • Ensuring that you have a suitable room in which to work, and that students are aware of when and where they need to be with you.
  • Ensuring that you have a suitable in-school contact, to whom you can address any queries, concerns or feedback on students’ progress.
  • Paying you for your tutoring sessions.

Successful applicants will be DBS checked prior to going into schools, and will receive mandatory safeguarding information. They will also receive support and guidance on effective tutoring methods if needed or desired.

If you have further questions or would like to apply, please email

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