Our Social Mission

March 08, 2014 by Catherine Burrows

For every student who pays, we provide free tutoring for a child who can't. To do this we work with outstanding social entrepreneurs to deliver tutoring in challenging inner city schools.

Alex Kelly is the founder of The Access Project. When he was 21 he became a teacher at Highbury Grove School that had sent on average 1 pupil to a Russell Group university every other year for the last ten years.  He was given a class of bright 12 year-olds and made it his mission to help them progress.  Four years later the school sent 10 students to Russell Group universities.  Determined to spread what he had learnt to more schools he has secured donations to set up projects in other schools and set the target of being in all of the 130 most deprived schools in the UK by 2016.


 Susannah Clark is the inspirational tutor behind Action Tutoring.  She, and an incredible network of city professionals, started volunteering in schools in 2010.  Word got round and by 2011 she had teams of volunteers in 15 London schools.  They work alongside teachers, supporting the pupils with Maths and English.  Action Tutoring are expanding into 40 schools in autumn 2012 and changing the lives of hundreds of children who didn’t previously have access to tutors.


 Sharla Duncan started YELP students (which became Team Up) at King’s College in 2007 where she set up a university club to volunteer in a local school.  When she went to do her masters at Oxford she set up another three teams and then had the idea to grow and help 50,000 students by 2016.  She now works out of Phoenix Secondary School in Shepherds Bush helping networks of bright students work with pupils in challenging schools.


 When you book you will see 5% of the cost being donated to our charity, the Tutorfair Foundation.  We add to this with our own fundraising and then use it to help Alex, Susannah and Sharla.  We involve our own tutors wherever possible in some big one-off events and some ongoing small group tuition. Please help us do more:


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