While most other tutoring organisations help secondary students secure university places, Tutors United works with disadvantaged primary school children and their parents. The majority of students are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and a majority also have English as a second language. Tutors United believes that intervening early, and bringing education ‘back home’ to help parents better understand the children’s school work, can set pupils up for success in secondary school, and the organisation’s results are impressive. Also unlike most other tutoring organisations, Tutors United is funded by housing associations, who pay for tutoring for the children of their tenants. The Fore will fund the salary of a new Programme Officer, which will allow the CEO to focus on developing new partnerships to drive forward the organisation’s strategic growth.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2017 Autumn
Sector: Youth and education, Poverty and disadvantage