Are you a Master's student, PhD researcher or doctoral graduate who could support young pupils attain their academic potential?

Join the Club as one of our Brilliant Tutoring Programme Tutors

If you’re a Master’s student, PhD researcher, or doctoral graduate, the Brilliant Tutoring Programme can offer you a paid professional development opportunity to help less advantaged pupils rebuild their confidence in core curriculum areas following the disruption caused by COVID-19 lockdowns.

Through our training and your delivery of our pre-designed, curriculum focused courses to pupils, you’ll enrich your understanding of the UK education system, pedagogical theory, and gain first-hand teaching experience.

As one of our tutors you’ll: 

  • Support less advantaged pupils whose learning has been disrupted by Covid-19
  • Receive expert training ahead of your teaching placements 
  • Gain real experience to develop your teaching and other transferable skills. including content creation, communication, and digital competency
  • Be paid a stipend on a monthly basis (See FAQs for more details on payment)
  • Join a nationwide community of researchers making a significant impact on pupils’ learning
  • Develop competencies compatible with Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework

We’ll support you:

  • Through a series of training modules ahead of your placements
  • By offering constructive feedback following tutorial observations
  • By assigning you a Programme Officer, who’ll support you throughout the delivery of your placement.



What does a Brilliant Tutoring Programme placement look like? 

Step One: Training. You’ll complete a series of our training modules to prepare you to deliver tutorials.

Step Two: Logistics. We’ll confirm your placement school, introduce you to your Programme Officer and the school’s Lead Teacher.

Step Three: Tutorial Delivery. You’ll begin delivering 15 hours of tutoring to two groups of 3 pupils over 8 weeks (a total of 30 hours of tuition per placement).

  • Tutorial 1: Introduce yourself, your area of research or study, and tell pupils a bit about the topic.
  • Tutorials 2-13: In these tutorials you’ll teach around three modules based on the school curriculum
  • Tutorial 14: A refresher session to revisit a topic from one of the previously covered modules.
  • Tutorial 15: The final tutorial is for you to give feedback to pupils and help them to reflect on their progress.

Step Four: Payment. You’ll be paid for every placement you deliver.