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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering as a Student Tutor is a great way to decide if teaching is the career for you.

The Student Tutoring project places volunteers in a classroom in Primary, Secondary and SEN schools across Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick. Volunteers will take on a teaching assistant role and work alongside class teachers to provide support to pupils.

Placements are arranged to suit each individual and volunteers are able to choose the type of school, location and subject of their choice.


PRIMARY SCHOOLS

If you have have any questions regarding Primary schools, please email:


SECONDARY SCHOOLS

If you have questions regarding Secondary schools, please email:


SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN) SCHOOLS

If you have any questions regarding SEN schools please email:

You will be required to complete an application form (found here) and be invited to attend a short interview.

Location and Travel

Information about the school and maps detailing bus routes and directions will be provided to volunteers.

Otherwise, you can visit our travel page to plan your journey.

Keep your bus, taxi and train fare receipts so you can get your travel costs reimbursed by Warwick Volunteers. Get your reimbursement forms from Warwick Volunteers office in the SU.

How to get involved

Sign-up for this project is now closed for 2017-18.

Time Commitment

REMAINING COMMITMENTS IN TERM 1:

Student Tutoring Training Sessions:

Week

Room

Date

Time

3

1

Wed 18/10/2017

3.30-5.30

4

1

Wed 25/10/2017

5.00-7.00

5

2

Thurs 2/11/2017

5.15-7.15

5

2

Thurs 2/11/2017

2.30-4.30

The link to sign up will be ready on 12th October. Please note that seats are very limited so DO NOT sign up if you cannot attend. If you have signed up and cannot make it, please email Warwick Volunteers to let them know.

Safeguarding Essentials Training Sessions:

Online, one-hour session to be completed before the start of Week 9 (in addition to the Student Tutoring training above), the links for which have been emailed to all eligible volunteers.

Disability Awareness Sessions (SEN only)

Dates for training sessions are to be confirmed!

This must be completed in addition to the Student Tutoring & Safeguarding Essentials training above and the SEN Application form (found here) in order to volunteer in an SEN school.


TERM 2

Commitment to volunteering weekly throughout Term 2 (minimum one lesson + travel time).

  • If you decide you cannot commit to the project in Term 2, it is important that you email either Sarah Newell (Warwick Volunteers) or Student Tutoring immediately.
  • Remember, all activities related to Student Tutoring (including training sessions, the tutoring itself, the travel time to and from schools etc.) can be logged on your Hours Log
  • The full commitment to Student Tutoring provides the 20 hours of volunteering necessary for the Warwick Volunteers Certificate, and recognition on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

TERM 3

Optional continuation of volunteering in schools throughout Term 3

Requirements

5 STEPS TO BECOMING A STUDENT TUTOR

  1. Register your interest with an email to warwickstudenttutoring@gmail.com (if you have already received emails from us, you are already registered to Student Tutoring)
  2. Complete the online application form for SEN schools (only) here.
  3. Sign up to all of the necessary Training Sessions (information found here; sign ups found here)
  4. Complete all the training required
  5. Complete an enhanced background check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you have lived overseas for more than 6 months (with no breaks) in the past 5 years you need to obtain a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ from the relevant country in question (more information can be found here).