Yes. The Brilliant Tutoring Programme is designed to be run virtually and in person. For tutorials running from home, we recommend a parent/carer is present to ensure safeguarding needs are met.
We recommend running sessions before or during school hours, as our data shows this leads to higher attendance and impact. However, tutorials can also run after school if schools are able to encourage high attendance at this time.
In their first session, pupils meet their tutor, take part in some ice breaker activities and complete their first Knowledge Check – a short formative assessment so tutors and schools can see pupil progress.
For tutorials 2-13, the pupils are taught by their tutors. Tutorials last one hour and tutors will cover approximately three modules. Further Knowledge Checks happen at the beginning and end of each module.
The penultimate session is for re-capping or revising topics.
For the final tutorial, tutors provide pupils with feedback and suggest areas for future progress.
Tutorials are mainly delivered online with in-person delivery available in limited geographic locations. All placements can be switched to online in the event of school closures.
The Brilliant Club mobilises the Masters and PhD community to select subject experts who can share their knowledge through tuition. Our recruitment process consists of three main stages: 1) application form, 2) assessment centre and 3) pre-employment checks. We assess all candidates against the skills and values that we believe are crucial to the delivery of excellent tutorials, and cross reference this against relevant guidelines from OFSTED (schools). All tutors are subject to a DBS check, Right to Work check and TRA check.
Every tutor is required to attend training before they are allocated to teach. Tutors are trained in pedagogy practices to deliver high-quality and age-appropriate tutorials.
Yes, tutors are paid for the work that they do. As such, we expect them to always act as professionals, both in terms of adhering to appropriate codes of conduct and maintaining a sense of professional pride in the work that they do.
The Brilliant Club is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 1147771) and Scotland (SC048774).
The Brilliant Club is a non-profit organisation and has a range of funding streams. Schools and universities both contribute to the cost of delivering a programme, which is further subsidised by contributions from grant-making organisations.
Yes. The Brilliant Club has public liability insurance (to the value of £10,000,000) for Brilliant Club employees and tutors.
Yes. The Brilliant Club has child protection and data protection policies. If you would like to see these, please get in touch or ask your Programme Officer for a copy.
Yes. The Brilliant Club has a GDPR statement and data protection policy and has processes in place to comply with GDPR rules. If you would like to see these, please get in touch or ask your Programme Officer for a copy.