The University of Manchester (UoM), one of Tutor Trust's partner universities, has featured Tutor Trust in a new website case study looking into the important work their students did throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

70% of our Greater Manchester tutors study at UoM, who have been our longest-running university partner since we were established in 2011. Every year, we work closely with the university so we can reach as many of the high-achieving students that attend as possible. The bright and enthusiastic individuals that apply to work with us from UoM go on to become amazing tutors and have made a massive difference to lives of thousands of disadvantaged pupils across Greater Manchester.

Since school closures meant we had to take tutoring online, several UoM students have tutored pupils that were unable to get vital access to learning. The university highlights this in their case study, referring to Tutor Trust’s plans to “ensure disadvantaged students didn’t miss out on extra tutoring during school closures and quickly adapted to provide online sessions during the pandemic.”

Our UoM tutors share their positive experience of online tutoring in the case study. James, a primary and secondary Maths tutor who studied French and Spanish at UoM, said:

This has been really beneficial for the pupils I've tutored too as they can have something to get up for and look forward to.

"The experience has been great because the children have really adapted well to the changes in virtual learning and have been really engaged in comparison to what I expected beforehand.”

We are incredibly proud of the work our tutors have done during the COVID-19 crisis in helping many disadvantaged pupils across the North. The UoM students involved have done an amazing job; we want to thank the University of Manchester for recognising this and look forward to working closely with them again this academic year.

Read the full case study here: