We were delighted to launch Tutor Trust in Liverpool, in support of Mayor Joe Anderson's 'Liverpool Promise' initiative.  In November 2017, we started recruiting and training our first 50 tutors from the University of Liverpool and these tutors began work in Liverpool schools from March 2018.  Since then, we've delivered over 2000 hours at over 20 primary and secondary schools and are incredibly excited to continue these positive school relationships and build many more.  

Here is some of the fantastic feedback one of our partner schools has given about using us:

Our pupils have found working with Tutor Trust to be a really positive experience - they appreciate the expert subject knowledge of their tutors and the small group sizes mean that sessions are tailored to individual needs. From a staff point of view, I have been impressed by the high levels of organisation shown both by the tutors themselves and by our local [Tutor Trust] representative, who has always swiftly responded to any questions. Corin Willis, Acting Deputy Head, St Julie's Catholic High School

To hear more about the impact our tutors make, please read our latest Impact Report and see what school leaders are saying.

Successful evaluation by Education Endowment Foundation

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.

We recruit tutors from both University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University and are really pleased with the partnership we’ve developed with both institutions.  The Tutor Trust presents an invaluable opportunity for Liverpool’s student community to increase their employability prospects and give something back to the city.

We aim to be a valuable partner to school leaders, teachers, pupils, parents, carers and all those committed to helping every child achieve their potential.  And of course, we also hope to serve neighbouring communities in the Merseyside Metro area.