The Tutor Trust are delighted to welcome our new cohort of tutors for the academic year. So far this Autumn, we have recruited over 150 new tutors to work in Liverpool, Leeds and Greater Manchester in both Primary and Secondary schools. 

At the start of each term, The Tutor Trust advertises our tutoring opportunities to students in all three cities we operate in, resulting in hundreds of applications from excellent candidates. The whole Tutor Trust team are involved in the shortlisting process and the strongest applicants are invited to interview. Less than half of those that apply end up becoming a tutor; our rigorous application and training process not only ensures that we take on the most committed and competent tutors, but that our new tutors are as prepared as possible for going into schools and working with disadvantaged pupils. 

The new tutors were formally introduced to The Tutor Trust at Welcome Evenings that took place in Manchester and Liverpool last week. The Welcome Evening allows new tutors to meet our office team, as well as one another, and to get a sense of their responsibilities as academic tutors working for our charity.

After their Welcome Evening, all new Tutor Trust tutors must complete two full days of training specific to their subject which provides them with guidance on lesson planning, safeguarding protocol and general tutoring best practice. During this recruitment round, we provided training for tutors in all three cities in primary school Maths and English, secondary Maths, secondary English and secondary Science. For the first time, the Tutor Trust also recruited and trained tutors that will work specifically in Alternative Provision settings and with Looked After Children as part of our growing Alternative Provision project, funded by the Department of Education, ‘the Right Angle.’  

Tutors found their introduction to Tutor Trust and the training process very valuable, with one tutor claiming it “highlighted good techniques for teaching and preparing sessions for students”. One tutor’s feedback said the following about their training experience: 

It covered everything I could think of, or that I thought I would need. But the most important thing for me was seeing how much ongoing support was available in case I found I needed any more help.” 

Our ability to reach the talented individuals who go on to become incredible tutors results from on-campus presence and brand awareness among student communities. We would like to thank our partner universities for accommodating us during our recruitment period and helping us source so many amazing young role models. We are so proud to partner with: 

University of Manchester 

Manchester Metropolitan University 

University of Salford 

Royal Northern College of Music 

University of Leeds 

Leeds Beckett University 

University of Liverpool 

Liverpool John Moores University 

Edge Hill University 

To all the tutors that joined us this Autumn, congratulations on successfully completing your training and thank you for applying to work with us – we are delighted to have you on board and look forward to seeing the fantastic impact you’ll have on the disadvantaged children and young people you’ll be helping across the North of England.