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The Brilliant Club – Tutor recruitment

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to pupils in schools that serve under-represented communities and are currently recruiting researchers to work on their Brilliant Tutoring Programme.

This programme contributes to the National Tutoring Programme initiative, aimed at helping pupils catch-up on learning missed from the pandemic. This academic year The Brilliant Club will be working with 9,000 pupils on the programme.

The Brilliant Club are looking for researchers in English, Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry to apply to become a tutor.

The next deadline for applications is Friday 12 March, with a later, final deadline of Friday 2 April. Successful applicants will be invited to a virtual assessment centre.

What are the benefits of becoming a tutor?

  • Get expert training and real experience to develop your teaching and other transferable skills
  • Earn £500 per placement
  • Being part of the national effort to support pupils who have been disadvantaged by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Join a nationwide community of like-minded researchers making a huge impact on school pupils

Importantly, any researchers that apply to work on the Brilliant Tutoring Programme will also get the opportunity to convert to becoming a Scholars Programme tutor next academic year, so they will get the chance to be a tutor on both programmes.

What will being a tutor for the Brilliant Tutoring Programme involve?

  • Completing Brilliant Tutoring Programme training.
  • Delivering at least one full placement (30 hours of tutoring).
  • Preparing fully for each tutorial, so that tutors feel confident in the subject content they will deliver, have pre-empted misconceptions and planned their explanations and the activities pupils will complete.
  • Marking a baseline and end of programme assessment for each pupil and providing written feedback.

Who is eligible to become a Brilliant Tutoring Programme tutor?

  • You need to feel confident teaching Maths/English/Biology/Chemistry/Physics at GCSE level. The course you will be asked to teach will be pre-designed, and you will receive thorough training before delivering it, but you need to feel confident with the material at GSCE level so that you are able to address misconceptions and support pupils effectively. We ask that you have at least a relevant undergraduate degree in the subject you are applying to tutor in.
  • Tutors should also feel confident delivering a course wholly online, ensuring they still build relationships with pupils and run interactive and engaging sessions in this format.

For more information and to apply: https://thebrilliantclub.org/the-scholars-programme/for-researchers/the-opportunity/

Help disrupted learners be brilliant!

Are you a PhD researcher or doctoral graduate who wants to help a young person realise their academic potential?

With every day of the pandemic, and lockdown, young learners are disrupted. Pupils from underrepresented backgrounds face an even greater education challenge that grows by the day. We need your help now to recruit brilliant tutors to help those disrupted learners.

The Brilliant Club works with PhD students and PhD graduates, who work across three core programmes, from catch-up in key subjects to sharing PhD research to inspire specialist subject learning. With the guidance of the PhDers we work with, over 65,000 learners from underrepresented backgrounds have graduated from our programmes.

The pandemic presents pupils from underrepresented backgrounds with an unprecedented disadvantage reaching further education. A generation of lost learners would have serious implications for university access, so we have pledged to do all we can to support the catch-up effort in schools. We are a National Tutoring Programme approved Tuition Partner and our PhD tutors will be delivering catch-up tutoring to schools through the recently launched Brilliant Tutoring Programme.

Find out more here – https://thebrilliantclub.org/the-scholars-programme/for-researchers/the-opportunity/

Tutor Trust Information Session, Wednesday 3rd March, 1pm – 2pm

The University’s Widening Participation team is organising a webinar with the Tutor Trust. This paid tutoring opportunity is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Tutor Trust Information Session, Wednesday 3rd March, 1pm – 2pm

We would like to invite you to learn more about the work of Tutor Trust and how you can apply to become a tutor. You can sign-up to the webinar via the following this link.

Tutor Trust are an award-winning charity who deliver 1:1 and small group tutoring to children and young people across Greater Manchester, Leeds and Merseyside. Established in Manchester in 2011, they work in schools and alongside teachers to support those pupils who are unlikely to benefit from a private tutor: over two-thirds of the children they work with receive Pupil Premium, are Looked After, or are in Alternative Provision. Tutor Trust works in close partnership with the University of Manchester, with most tutors in Greater Manchester being UoM students.

The charity has gold-standard evidence of impact, with a large-scale Randomised Control Trial (RCT) finding that Year 6 pupils who received twelve hours of Maths tutoring from Tutor Trust made three months additional progress compared with their peers. They are one of the delivery partners of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), a government-funded programme to help children and young people catch up the lost learning from the period of school closures.

Tutoring with Tutor Trust offers:

  • A flexible, part-time role working for an award-winning charity
  • Socially meaningful and high-impact work supporting children and young people
  • Opportunities to tutor primary Maths and Reading and secondary English, Maths and Science
  • Average pay £19 per hour
  • A wealth of transferable skills for your CV
  • Full training and ongoing support

The role is offered on a self-employed basis, which means you need to be eligible to register in the UK as self-employed in order to apply. Unfortunately, this means we cannot accept applications from students on a Tier 4 visa.

While there is some online work available, Tutor Trust are currently recruiting for tutors who will be available to deliver face-to-face tutoring in Greater Manchester schools. Once schools have reopened after lockdown, there is likely to be very high demand for in-person tutoring. They are particularly keen to recruit more male tutors, more tutors from the local area, and more tutors who have engaged with Widening Participation programmes. WP students often have considerable insight into the challenges that may face schools and pupils in Greater Manchester, and can act as inspiring role models to children and young people.

At the information session, you will learn more about how tutoring can help close the gap for disadvantaged pupils, how to apply to become a tutor and what it’s like to tutor with Tutor Trust. You’ll hear from the Tutor Trust team as well as students from UoM who currently tutor with the charity.

You can find out more about Tutor Trust at www.thetutortrust.org. A great place to start is by reading the 2020 Impact Report. You can also learn more about the National Tutoring Programme.

Posted on behalf of Jenny Muter, Director of Tutor Recruitment and Impact and Roz Webster, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team, The University of Manchester, 

Manchester Access Programme Tutor 2021 – applications now open

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is now recruiting new academic tutors for 2021. If you are an academic member of staff or a PhD student and want to support the progression of talented local young people to university, we want to hear from you!

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the social responsibility goals of the University whilst also further developing your one-to-one tutoring.

What is MAP?
The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is the University’s flagship widening participation scheme, supporting the progression of local sixth form (Year 12) students from underrepresented backgrounds into The University of Manchester or another research intensive university. You can find out more about MAP on our webpages. Each year we recruit approximately 640 students onto the programme, all of whom will have attended state school and have no history of higher education in their family.

In order to successfully complete the programme and earn a two A-level grade reduction (or equivalent) towards an admissions offer from The University of Manchester and a scholarship, each MAP student must complete an academic assignment. The academic assignment is 1,500 words on a topic of their choice and will help them to develop the essential research and academic writing skills needed to be a successful university student.

MAP Academic Tutors
Being a MAP Academic Tutor involves supporting 1- 6 MAP students during their time on the scheme, and overseeing their completion of the academic assignment. The tutoring process includes two 45 minute one-to-one meetings with each student via Zoom and the marking of their draft and final assignment. There is no requirement to be on campus, as we delivered MAP 100% remotely in 2020 and will do so again in 2021.

Timetable

  • Thursday 6 May – First Contact Tutor Day – MAP Students will email you to introduce themselves and to arrange a time for the first meeting.
  • Thursday 3 June – First Meeting – To agree on an appropriate assignment title and go through the expectations and learning outcomes of the assignment process. (45 minutes)
  • Wednesday 23 June – Second Contact Tutor Day – MAP Students will email you to contact to arrange the second meeting.
  • July – Mark Draft Assignment – Mark the draft assignment through Blackboard. You must provide feedback by Tuesday 10 August. (2 hours)
  • Wednesday 7 July – Tuesday 10 August – Second Meeting – To give feedback to the students regarding the draft they should have submitted to you and to highlight areas for improvement. (45 minutes)
  • September – Mark Final Assignment – Mark the final assignment through Blackboard. You must provide assigmnent marks by Sunday 5 September. (1.5 hours)

Payment
Payment is fixed at £60 per student you tutor. These are paid in two £30 instalments – one payment after the first meeting and one after the final assessment has been marked through Blackboard.

Availability
Please note that you will need to have a current contract with the University of Manchester to cover the dates set out above. We make the final payment at the end of October, once all academic assignments are complete. For this reason, please note on the application form if your contract ends before November 2021. Please also note any planned periods of extended absence that cover the dates above.

How to Apply
If you are interested in becoming a MAP Academic Tutor, then please complete the online application form. The application form takes approximately 7 minutes to complete.
The application closing date is midnight on Sunday 7th February 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of February.

How applications are considered
Although we would hope to offer as many colleagues as possible the chance to work with us, we cannot guarantee that by completing the application you will be able to tutor on the programme next year.

Priority will be given to the following;

  1. Individuals that indicate they can tutor in subject areas that are in demand for the 2021 cohort. (As we are still recruiting students for 2021, we are still unsure of subject demand and how many tutors are required for each discipline).
  2. Individuals that have previously applied to be an Academic Tutor but have not been offered this opportunity.
  3. We will then consider how well an individual has met the person specification on their application.

Person Specification

  • Experience of working with young adults or young people under the age of 18, delivering mentoring, tutoring, outreach or enrichment activities.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), demonstrating the ability to understand and adapt to different learning styles to communicate in a way that is clear and engaging.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and evidence of developing positive and professional relationships with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Ability to offer advice, support and guidance in a constructive, positive and non-judgmental way.

DBS and Training
All new tutors MUST have an up to date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in order to work as an academic tutor on MAP. This is to ensure we are working in line with the University of Manchester’s Child Protection Policy. If you are successful in being offered this role, and you do not currently have a DBS check, then you will be invited to complete a DBS check by the MAP team in March.

All new tutors must also attend a compulsory tutor training session. We will be running training sessions for all tutors during March and, if we are able to offer you a tutoring role, will be in touch to let you know when they are running. You will also be supported by the MAP team throughout the process and receive resources to help you.

We look forward to receiving your applications. Please do not hesitate to contact Alex Jackson (MAP Officer) via map@manchester.ac.uk if you have any queries.

 

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Paid Tutor opportunities for University of Manchester students – information session 11 Nov 2020

The new National Tutoring Programme was launched yesterday to schools as part of a coordinated approach to provide support to disadvantaged pupils whose education has been affected by school closures.

The University is supporting this work through supporting the recruitment efforts of educational charities we already have existing relationships with and who are some of the NTP’s delivery partners. This is namely through the Brilliant Club who recruit PhD student and the Tutor Trust who recruit current students and recent graduates.

The Tutor Trust is running a virtual information session for students interested in finding out more about these positions on Wednesday 11 November, 1pm – 2pm. To register complete this short survey – https://apps.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n4K1l542I

Download further Tutor Trust Information Session info for students (doc)

The Trust is particularly keen to recruit students who have participated in the University’s widening participation programmes and who live locally, but the positions are open to all students.

If you would like more information about the work of the Tutor Trust more generally please contact Jenny.Muter@thetutortrust.org.

Manchester Access Programme (MAP) now recruiting for academic tutors for 2016

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the social responsibility goals of the University whilst also further developing your one-to-one tutoring skills and earning some money at the same time.

MAP is the University’s flagship widening participation scheme, supporting the progression of talented local sixth form (Year 12) students into The University of Manchester or another research intensive university. You can find out more about MAP on our website. There will be over 600 students on the programme this year, all of whom will have attended state school and have no history of higher education in their family. We are looking for both academic members of staff and PhD students to tutor these students.

In order to successfully complete the programme and earn a two grade reduction towards an admissions offer from The University of Manchester and a scholarship, each MAP student must complete an academic assignment. The academic assignment is 1,500 words on a topic of their choice and will help them to develop the essential research and academic writing skills needed to be a successful university student.

Being a MAP Academic Tutor involves tutoring 1- 6 MAP students during their time on the scheme, and overseeing the production of their academic assignment. Communication with the student will be via email and the tutoring process includes two 45 minute one-to-one meetings with each student and the marking of their draft and final assignment.

Key dates 2016:

  • First Tutorial Meeting: Students will contact their tutor in April to arrange their first meeting which must take place between the middle of April and end of May. During the first meeting assignment targets and titles are set.
  • Submit Assignment Draft: A draft of their assignment must be submitted to their tutor by the middle of July.
  • Second Tutorial Meeting: After a draft assignment has been submitted, students must meet with their tutor for a second time by the start of August. During the second meeting students receive feedback on their draft assignment.
  • Deadline for Final Assignment: The deadline for submitting the final assignment is Monday 29 August 2016
  • Assignment assessment: The deadline for assignment assessment is Monday 12 September 2016.

Payment

Payment is two £30 payments for every MAP student you tutor – one payment after the first meeting and one after the final assessment has been made.

Training

All new tutors must attend a 1.5 hour compulsory training session and further Blackboard Training session. We will be running training sessions for all tutors during March and, if we are able to offer you a tutoring role, will be in touch to let you know when they are running. You will also be supported by the MAP team throughout the process and receive resources to help you.

Apply

If you are interested can you please complete this online application. Please note that, although we would hope to offer as many colleagues as possible the chance to work with us, we cannot guarantee that by completing this survey you will be able to tutor on the programme next year. As we are still recruiting students for 2016, we are not yet sure of their subject demands, which means that we cannot say for certain how many tutors we will need for each discipline. However, by competing this survey you will highlight your interest in working with us, and we may be able to offer you tutoring work on other projects in 2016.

If you complete the above application, we will be in touch in the new year regarding your interest in working on MAP. Please do not hesitate to contact map@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Manchester Access Programme, Undergraduate Recruitment and Widening Participation, Directorate for the Student Experience, The University of Manchester

MAP Enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 6505
Email: map@manchester.ac.uk
Web: www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/map/