Community Action

Community Action Volunteering Opportunity | Action Tutoring Maths or English Tutor

Project overview 

Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on leaving primary and secondary school.

What you will be doing

As an English or maths tutor, you will choose one of our partner schools and work with one or two pupils for an hour a week across the course of a school term. We provide all resources and training.


In-person  and online tutoring opportunities in Sheffield

Benefits for others

Actively supporting young people with building their subject knowledge and study skills

Also supporting soft skills such as resilience, growth mind-set, confidence and motivation.

Make a difference and help young people succeed.

Hours per Week

Sessions are either delivered on the school premises or online, at the same time each week for 1-1.5 hours over the course of 8-10 weeks.

DBS required


Benefits to self

Developing skills employers love such as communication, interpersonal skills and engagement.

Skills and experience required

You need to be a fluent English speaker, and  have achieved an A or B at A-Level (or equivalent) in the subject, or similar subject, you are wishing to tutor. Enthusiasm for learning and the subject you’re tutoring is important. Experience working with young people is helpful but not essential. Good communication skills, patient, committed and resilient. We do review all qualifications and experience however and would encourage you to apply - even if you don't meet the exact criteria.

Expenses information

Travel expenses will be reimbursed

How to apply

To apply for this volunteering role please email volunteering@shu.ac.uk

If you have any questions about the accessibility of this volunteering role; or any questions in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you are interested in the opportunity please email the Volunteering team at volunteering@shu.ac.uk who will be able to get you started!

Want to volunteer virtually? Check out our Virtual Volunteering Opportunities here

If you have any questions about any of our Volunteering Opportunities just email the volunteering team at volunteering@shu.ac.uk and don’t forget to log your volunteering hours to achieve volunteering awards.