Do you want to develop and extend your skillset into online teaching? Are you keen to help those children most affected by COVID-19 school-closures?
Applications to be a tutor for the Pearson National Tutoring Programme are currently closed. However, if you'd like to express your interest in becoming a tutor when our applications open again, please fill out our form.
Tutoring will be in highest demand during school term dates. However, there may be some schools who request tutoring sessions during school holidays. You will have the choice to accept or reject tutoring sessions to fit with your availability. The role will last at least for the academic year 2020-21.
Once you've signed your contract to be a Pearson Tutor, you'll be invited to join, Bramble, our platform partner. There, you'll create a profile and you'll be notified daily of jobs you can apply for. When you've been confirmed by a school for a job, it'll appear in your schedule, and from there, you'll join sessions.
The Bramble platform is a video conferencing platform, with a online interactive whiteboard, where you can upload the resources Pearson has prepared for all topics. You can talk or share cameras, see your pupils, and all of you can use the tools to mark up or type on all the pages of the session.
The session will be recorded, and you can export all the resources, complete with markup and annotations, at the end of each session and pupils and teachers can review the recording and the resources for that session.
You can expect to be teaching students from schools all over the country and sessions could be 1x1, 1x2, 1x3, depending on the schools need.
We will provide you with resources we recommend you use to deliver each tutoring session, and you will be responsible for familiarising yourself with these materials before each session. This will allow for a level of consistent, high quality provision across our tutoring offer.
However, we will also encourage you to use your professional judgement where necessary to cater for the needs of each student within the framework of these resources.
Tutoring will take place in blocks of 15 sessions. Our plan is that, prior to starting each block, you would meet with the students’ teacher to discuss the required focus of the tutoring, any specific needs the students may have and how you might be able to support these as their tutor.
Ongoing communication of this type between the tutor and teacher will be highly beneficial to learning outcomes.
We are aiming to notify applicants of an interview within 2 weeks. Following the interview, we are required to do specific reference and safeguarding checks which can take up to 4 weeks. Once these checks have been passed, you will be added to the platform as a prospective tutor within 1 week.
If successful, you will receive an interview invite within one week of submitting your application form. You will receive two emails – one detailing the interview process and a second with the interview for you to record. You will be given one week to record and submit your interview, this will then be reviewed and scored which will take a maximum of 4 working weeks.
Once reviewed, you will receive an offer or decline letter detailing your next steps.
If declined, you will go no further in the process.
If you are offered the role of Pearson tutor, you will need to accept the position and will then be passed to CXC, who will proceed with your reference and safeguarding checks –this can take up to 4 weeks.
You will also need to complete your training at this stage - If you pass these checks, as well as your training, you will be added to the platform as a prospective tutor within 1 week.