Education Endowment Foundation:Tutor Trust – Affordable Individual and Small Group Tuition (Primary)

Tutor Trust – Affordable Individual and Small Group Tuition (Primary)

The Tutor Trust
Implementation cost
Evidence strength Not given for this trial
Impact (months)
Independent Evaluator
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Low-cost tuition delivered by trained university students and graduates.
Schools: 10 Grant: £78,600
Key Stage: 1 Duration: 3 year(s) Type of Trial: Efficacy Trial
Completed Feb 2015

The Tutor Trust is a Manchester-based charity that aims to provide affordable small group and one to one tuition to schools. The Trust recruits university students and recent graduates, which enables it to provide tuition at a competitive rate. It predominantly aims to support schools in challenging communities and pupils who are looked-after or eligible for free school meals.

This evaluation assessed the impact of the Tutor Trust on the English and mathematics attainment of 95 pupils in Years 6 and 7. Participating students could receive up to 15 hours tuition whilst in Year 6 and a further 10 hours tuition in Year 7. The evaluation also explored schools’ perceptions of the need for affordable tuition and their assessments of the quality of the service provided, in order test the feasibility of the approach and provide formative feedback to the Tutor Trust.

The project was funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), the SHINE Trust and Manchester City Council. A separate evaluation of the impact of the Tutor Trust on the GCSE results of pupils in Years 10 and 11 is available on the EEF website.

Project type:Efficacy Trial
Key stage:Key Stage 2
Cost per pupil:£185