All of us at Tutor Trust were delighted to expand into Leeds in 2015, our first office outside of Manchester, with the full support of the City Council and the University of Leeds.  And we are proud to be an Ambassador for 'Child Friendly Leeds'.

Since we launched in Leeds in September 2015, we've delivered over 16,000 hours of tuition at over 70 primary and secondary schools across the city.  During the 2018/19 school year, we delivered over 4,000 hours of tuition. 

Here is what one of our partner schools has said about us:

We've worked successfully with Tutor Trust Leeds since February 2015 and we've been really pleased with the quality and reliability of the tutors that the charity provides. Teaching staff and pupils alike value the tuition and I would encourage other Heads to explore a partnership with Tutor Trust.  Mark Cooper, Headteacher, Mount St Mary's Catholic High School

Please read our latest Impact Report to see what other school leaders are saying about the benefits of tuition. 

The gold standard for evidence of impact is a randomised control trial (RCT), so we were delighted that during the 2016/17 school year the Education Endowment Foundation funded an RCT of our tuition. 

We are thrilled with the results:  Pupils in the intervention group who received our tuition made an additional 3 months of progress in Maths and 2 months progress in Reading compared with pupils in the control group.  On average, this 3 months of additional progress was the outcome from just 12 hours of tuition, delivered on a 1:3 tutor to pupil basis. 

We are particularly chuffed that EEF found our tutors made the biggest difference to pupils on Free Schools Meals and pupils with low prior attainment.  The pupils in this evaluation were three times more likely to be on Free School Meals than the national average.  So, this is solid proof that Tutor Trust helps to close the attainment gap.  You can read the full EEF report on our Impact page here.

As part of our ongoing partnership with the EEF, we’re delighted to have been announced as a ‘Promising Project’, a massive milestone for Tutor Trust as we seek to transform tuition across the North of England. ‘Promising Projects’ are EEF funded projects which show highly promising results when independently evaluated, and Tutor Trust is one of just 16 across the entire country.

For our work in Leeds, we recruit tutors from the aforementioned University of Leeds, and the Tutor Trust office is based in the Careers Centre on campus.  We also recruit from Leeds Beckett University and are really pleased with the partnership we're building here.  The Tutor Trust presents an invaluable opportunity for Leeds’ student community to increase their employability prospects and give something back to the city.  With 67% of our tutors being interested in a career in teaching and with strong links with Teach First, we help to shape and inspire the future exceptional teachers of Leeds. 

Despite only launching in Leeds three years ago, our work is truly thriving and growing, and also being recognised by others.  In June 2017, Tutor Trust Leeds won the top ‘Spirit of the Community Award’ from the Yorkshire Bank Foundation (beating 300 other competition entries).