The Access Project supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities, through a unique combination of tuition and in-school mentoring. We work with them to make good applications, get the grades and transition to university.
Our programme combats educational inequality and improves social mobility by raising students’ grades and supporting them to understand the pathway to a top university. Students who receive support from our programme are almost twice as likely to attend top universities as statistically similar students, according to UCAS.
We ask for our tutors to:
- Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.
· Either have an A Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level.
· Be able to spare one hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2022), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.
· Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).
We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and make the most of their education. We’re passionate about reducing the educational barriers our students face so that they can follow their dreams.
Our programme is tailored to Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students and achieves impact through:
- A member of Access Project staff based in school delivering mentoring sessions to develop self-efficacy, revision techniques and knowledge of the Further Education and Higher Education sector.
- Academic tutors who deliver a target minimum of 15 tutorials, with many achieving significantly higher than this. This has had a demonstrable impact on attainment.
- Trips to top third universities for students in Years 10 and 12.
- Two societies that help all students wishing to apply to Dentistry and Medicine and those considering an Oxbridge application.
- Enrichment opportunities sourced from our extensive network of educational contacts.
We are looking for students, staff, and alumni to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week in term-time Sept-Dec 2024 to Summer 2025 to support them with their academic studies.