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The benefits of tutoring

At Tutor Trust, we love hearing about the difference that tutoring has made both to our tutees and our tutors


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With a move into the new school term, we caught up with one of our tutors, Ada, to talk about what they get out of tutoring.

Ada balances tutoring with her Philosophy and Classics studies at The University of Leeds. She appreciates the flexibility the role offers, and is relishing the impact her support is having:

When you’re tutoring small groups and focusing on specific topics, it’s easy to help your students to make progress.”
Ada Dajani, Tutor

We know tutoring has a great impact on young people even over a short 15-week assignment. It also has a beneficial effect on our tutors, enabling them to develop valuable skills that they take into all areas of their lives:

Tutoring has also massively improved my time management. Planning your own lessons means you need to allocate time towards the job, which for me, was different to working in catering where I would go to work, complete my shift, and be finished. I found the extra responsibilities of lesson planning helpful as I feel I’m more productive in my university work when I have more responsibilities. The fact I knew I was making a difference for the students motivated me further to handle multiple responsibilities at once.”
Ada, Tutor
Tutoring has made me more self-sufficient as I’ve had to figure things out for myself and make judgement calls as to when to ask for additional help and when to trust my own instinct. Working for Tutor Trust within a school is essentially working remotely. It’s increased my confidence and has had a positive effect on my well-being, which in turn makes me a better tutor as well!”
Fran, Tutor
Tutoring has made me a more confident person, both in myself and in how I relate to other people. As someone who struggled a lot with anxiety as a child and teenager, I would never have imagined having the confidence to stand up in front of students and tutor them. However, in the same way, I have seen my tutees gain confidence through an assignment, I have seen it in myself.”
Theo, Tutor
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If you want to make a positive difference to young people in your city and want to develop your professional skills while you’re at it, then why not apply to tutor with us?

We’re currently looking for Primary (Maths and Reading) and Secondary (Maths, English, and Science) tutors to support young people across the Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, and Merseyside city regions.

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