Published date: 21/01/21

Closing date: 01/04/21

Volunteer - Online Tutoring

Main purpose of the role 

This role offers children in households one to one support with their individual schoolwork. The sessions will support children/young people to engage with the school learning and stay positive about their mainstream studiesThis might include support to complete their online learning and/or identifying areas of knowledge that need to be taught.  The volunteer will need access to a device, laptop, PC or tablet and a private space in which to deliver the session. 

Main activity  

  • To deliver one-to-one tutor sessions to school age individuals and families to support their mainstream learning 

  • Support students to access their online or remote learning material and engage fully with the home learning expectations of their teachers. 

  • To lead on a variety of sessions that enables students to access the national curriculum. 

  • To support with gaps in knowledge in terms of key theories and methods  

  • Feedback to RAK on progress of the learning and any social or emotional issues that might arise during the sessions 

  • Keep records and track the progress of the learners at the end of each session escalate any issues as appropriate following RAK policies and procedures. 

  • Build relationships with the students within the professional boundaries of the online setting and within the context of our safeguarding policies. 

  • To operate within workplace confidentiality, code of conduct and safeguarding policies. 

Skills, abilities and qualities  

  • To use your school age teaching or training experience to deliver tutor sessions in national curriculum subjects in an online setting. 

  • Be motivated to work with school age children to enhance their academic achievements. 

  • Have an understanding and empathy with the children and young people who access the project. 

  • Knowledge of the Maths and English national curriculum. 

  • To have good communication skills and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds.  

  • Have excellent listening skills and be open to views and opinions that are different from your own.  

  • Be emotionally resilient. 

  • Have an understanding of safeguarding, confidentiality and information sharing legislation. 

  • Confidence in using online video conferencing platforms, email, online surveys and forms. 

Time commitment  

The time commitment is three hours per week, including prep for the session.  A commitment of 12 months in the role is preferred.  

You will complete initial RAK volunteer training and ongoing training as needed.  

On-going support  

  • Regular contact with the staff team at RAK 

  • Further training as required 

  • Out of pocket expenses