Key Voices #79 – Examining the National Tutoring Programme with MyTutor, Action Tutoring and Nesta

"This is all about making tutoring a tool of schools rather than an add on."

This week we speak to James Grant, Co-Founder and Managing Director of MyTutor, Susannah Hardyman, Founder and CEO of Action Tutoring and Jed Cinnamon Senior Programme Manager at Nesta, about the National Tutoring Programme and its proposed role in helping students “catch -up” learning lost as result of COVID-19.

Jed covers the principles behind the programme, timelines schools should be aware of and how the provision of support via academic mentors and tuition partners will work. Suzannah and James both run tutoring organisations that were involved in this summer’s pilot programme. They explain how each of their organisations works collaboratively with schools to make tutoring effective and simple to co-ordinate. We also hear more about the impact tutoring can have on the motivation and academic performance of young people, and the different ways they source, train and support their tutors. We end by considering the future role for tutoring in the education sector.

You can read more about the National Tutoring Programme here.

You can learn more about the work of MyTutor here and Action Tutoring here

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