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The details:

The Brilliant Club have been selected as a Tuition Partner for the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) and have launched their Brilliant Tutoring Programme which will re-engage and rebuild pupils’ confidence in core curriculum subjects by working with a PhD subject expert tutor.

As well as being a brilliant opportunity to give back by supporting our learners, this programme provides extremely valuable (and paid!) community engagement and professional development opportunities to PhD researchers. The PhD researchers will provide tutoring to pupils in small groups, in core subjects (English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry & Physics) as part of the national catch up effort caused by school closures.

Qualifications: Currently studying for a PhD or holds a doctorate (no time limit on when PhD was completed) and a relevant undergraduate degree (relating to English, Mathematics or Science).

How is the programme structured?

  • Pupils will be in groups of 3, and each placement will be made up of 6 pupils
  • 15 hours tuition per group – 2 x 1-hour weekly sessions per placement (30 hours total)
  • Tutors will be paid £550-650 per placement.


Time and Resource Management
• Able to plan sessions in an organised and efficient manner and adhere to agreed deadlines.
• Excellent timekeeper, ensuring prompt arrival to sessions; well organised within sessions.
• Capable of adapting quickly to new systems/ processes.


• Confident in using digital systems for delivery of online lessons.
• Experience of creating resources/work for others; ability to map out a series of sessions in a coherent and logical manner.

External Stakeholder Knowledge and Management
• Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
• Professional approach to problem solving with range of stakeholders involved in placements.
• Awareness of role as a visitor within a school community; understanding of the other commitments held by professionals within a school.
• Understanding of The Brilliant Club mission and the Widening Participation agenda nationally.


• Understanding of the barriers young people face to university access and some of the ways these might be overcome.
• Understanding of the current climate in the UK school system and some of the challenges young people might be facing.

• Awareness of how to engage pupils and adapt university style learning for a school setting.
• Able to communicate in a timely and professional way with The Brilliant Club staff and teachers.
• Able to adapt teaching approaches to meet the needs of all learners.
• Able to explain research accessibly to non-expert audiences (The Scholars Programme).

• Able to identify strengths and areas of development, open to feedback.
• Desire to develop tutoring/ teaching skills


How to apply: The Brilliant Club welcomes applications at any time of year and have a rolling application process. To apply directly to The Brilliant Club, go to https://thebrilliantclub.org/brilliant-tutoring/

General information:

Salary: £550-650 per placement (30 hours of tutoring)
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Role Type: Teaching
Division: Teaching


Tutors working on the Brilliant Club’s Brilliant Tutoring Programme (BTP) are conducting tutoring online and therefore can work remotely from anywhere within the UK.

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