What students say

 What last year's volunteers said

"the class and teacher made me feel very welcome in their lesson and therefore made me comfortable helping the children and asking if they needed any help ... I would definitely recommend it, my only regret is not doing it in my first year as well!"

"my advice for future volunteers would be to make sure that you are as prepared as possible before each class, even if that means occasionally reading over some of the material that the students will be covering"

" I have gained more confidence and I now know that I'd like to pursue a career in teaching"

"you need to be committed, show respect for the school by turning up regularly, but most of all make sure that you have fun and treat it as a recreational exercise that is something different to normal Uni life. I guarantee that if you put the effort in you will enjoy it"

"it was great to see how the students improved week to week and it was lovely to see how excited they were to see me when I arrived"

"Student tutoring was the most fun thing I did this year. It has made a huge difference to my year here in the UK and really enjoyed it"

"I have developed more patience and better communication skills, my advice your be not too worry too much about it, the children love to see a new face"

"the young boy I was helping began to gain courage to answer the questions posed by the teacher and was so proud to do so. Being able to see the marked improvement in his work and mathematical skills made it very worthwhile"


Read our full student reviews for more in depth information


Jun Yig WongJun Ying Wong Postgraduate Accounting and Financial management student
volunteered to help in a secondary school Maths class

Madaline WilsonMadaline Wilson 3rd year English students
volunteered  in a special school for boys excluded from mainstream education

Ellis MurleyEllis Murley Ist year Business and Management student
volunteered to help in a secondary school music class










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University of Reading


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Students in Schools co-ordinator

Judy MacDevitt
Students in Schools

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