Become a Get Further Tutor
Our tutors are first-rate graduates with the passion for using their subject knowledge to boost prospects for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and close the gap in educational inequality
Why Should You Become a Get Further Tutor
Without GCSE English and maths, young people are at greater risk of dropping out of education by 18, can struggle to access higher-level qualifications and can face limited opportunities for progression in work.
By becoming a Get Further tutor, you will help students facing challenges in further education to improve their skills and gain key qualifications, supporting them to realise their aspirations for education and work. You will use your knowledge and enthusiasm to transform their life chances – and open doors for opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise access.
At the same time, you will build a suite of transferable skills, learning how to teach and motivate and supercharging your CV – all while earning. Through Get Further, you’ll have the flexibility to study or work in other roles, alongside tutoring – giving you a unique opportunity unlike most other graduate schemes.
How It Works
- Apply via our online form
- If your application is successful, we will invite you to an assessment centre over the Summer
- If you’re accepted, you will complete Get Further training in September
- As a qualified Get Further tutor, you’ll start delivering tuition to students in October
The Get Further programme begins with 3 days training in September. You will start delivering tuition lessons in October and these will continue until the students GCSE exams in May the following year. Note, tuition is only delivered during term times, so there are breaks for the Christmas and Easter holidays and half terms.
We ask that all tutors agree to deliver a minimum commitment of 12 weeks of tuition. If you decide that you cannot do the full programme from October to May, you must give Get Further at least six weeks’ notice, so that we have the opportunity to find a replacement tutor for the students.
Tutors should have or be expected to obtain a 2:1 (or above) degree. In addition, we require our tutors to have either an A Level (or equivalent) at grade B grade (or above) in an English or maths-related subject. For English, we consider subjects such as: English, history, politics or sociology. For maths, we consider subjects such as: maths, physics, chemistry, economics or statistics. In some cases, we will consider tutors for maths if they don’t have a maths-related A level qualification, if they have demonstrated a strong performance at GCSE maths (A or A*). If you are unsure whether you meet the subject requirements, please get in touch.
Tutors are also required to have good English Language skills (note, in some circumstances, we may ask for proof of your English Language skills).
We also conduct an enhanced DBS check (formerly a CRB check) on all tutors. Unfortunately, even if you have previously had a DBS check, we will need to run another one.
No, you will only be asked to tutor one subject in a Get Further programme (although you can change subjects if you choose to complete the programme for a subsequent year and you meet the eligibility criteria).
At the moment, Get Further works with students attending colleges in London and Cambridge, but we are seeking to expand the programme to other regions. If you are based outside of these areas and are interested in taking part in Get Further, please get in touch to discuss the options.
Tutoring sessions are delivered at a college. We try to match tutors to a college that is convenient for them and where there is no more than 1 hour travel time door-to-door.
Tutoring sessions cannot take place off-college premises.
Each tuition session is an hour.
You will tutor no more than three students per session.
We ask tutors to sign up to deliver a minimum of 6 hours of tuition per week, working with up to 18 students each week. In some cases, there may be the opportunity to deliver more hours or work across different colleges.
We will work with you and the college to arrange a timetable that suits your needs. We aim to save on travel time, with the tuition sessions delivered in blocks of 2-4 hours (with up to 2 blocks a day). Tuition sessions will be delivered in college hours – in the majority of cases between 9 – 6pm.
You don’t have to prepare anything for the tutoring sessions. All the resources are provided for the students and the tutors throughout the programme.
There is no marking required of tutors after tuition sessions.
The Get Further resources take the form of a tutor workbook, with the questions, recommended methods and answers. To accompany this, students receive a workbook containing the questions only.
To maximise the impact of tuition sessions, resources have been designed and edited by expert maths and English teachers, with thousands of hours of teaching experience and a fantastic track record. They utilise evidence-based English and maths approaches based on insights from research into cognitive science and psychology – to help ensure students really do ‘Get Further’ than they have before in their education.
What is the prior attainment of Get Further students and the level of the content delivered in the tuition sessions?
All Get Further students are studying GCSE English or maths in college. Many have attempted the qualification at least one time previously and their prior attainment is around a grade D (now a 3) or E (now a 2). The majority of our students have a target grade of 4 or 5 (previously a grade C).
Our maths and English resources are designed to support these students to achieve their target grades and consequently, our tutors deliver content that is no higher than GCSE grade 5 (previously a grade C). All the questions, recommended methods and answers are provided for tutors in the resources.
Our students are a mix of 16- to 18-year-olds and adult learners (aged 19+).
To take part in our 2019/20 programme, apply by Sunday 28th July 2019.
All our tutors must attend 3 days of training in September, before they begin tutoring – the Get Further training is mandatory. During training, tutors will cover how to engage and motivate young people, the principles of effective English or maths pedagogy, how to deliver tuition with impact, and your statutory safeguarding requirements.
Tutors are not paid during the training for Get Further, but we do provide free breakfast and lunch and reimburse travel expenses.
We reimburse travel expenses for the Get Further training but not for weekly tuition. You will receive £20 per hour for every hour of tuition you deliver, and we arrange tuition in blocks to minimise travel time. We try to match tutors to a college that is convenient for them and where there is no more than 1 hour travel time door-to-door.
Click here to complete our online application form. If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to the Get Further assessment centre on a date in July or August. If you are successful following the assessment centre, we will ask you to complete an enhanced DBS check and match you to a Get Further college that suits your location and schedule.
If you would like more information about applying to become a Get Further tutor, you can book a call with one of the Get Further team.
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