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First Tutors partners with Potential Plus to help disadvantaged children reach their maximum potential

September 8th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

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First Tutors puts you in control to choose private tutors you like at hourly rates you feel appropriate. Tutors write their own tutoring profiles so you can get a strong sense of how they approach private tuition. Our platform enables you to arrange lessons, and if your tutor doesn't meet your requirements, leave feedback to tell us why and we'll connect you to another one free of charge, giving you peace of mind in your tutoring.

We, at First Tutors, firmly believe that all children should be given the best tools for ensuring a better education regardless of their backgrounds. That's why we have teamed up with Potential Plus, to help children from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds find a tutor should they feel they need one.

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A recent article in The Telegraph states:

...the growth of private tuition matters. Nobody would deny that parents have a right to do what they can for their children. But as a society we have a duty to make sure that those without the means to exercise that right don't lose out.

Subjects that are most tutored for are Maths, English, Sciences and Languages as children can fall behind and schools do not offer the support these children need to catch up. The same article states:

more enlightened tutor agencies are developing their own programmes to support disadvantaged pupils.

First Tutors hast been trying to set up this kind of charity work for years as we understand the important effect private tuition can have on a child's education. We have many tutors willing to offer free tuition to children that would otherwise not have had this opportunity and would be happy to hear from other charities looking to help disadvantaged children.

Potential Plus is an independent charity which was established in 1967 that supports the social, emotional and learning needs of children with high learning potential of all ages and backgrounds.

This includes children and young people:

  • who have been identified as gifted and talented
  • who have the ability to achieve; but who, for whatever reason, are not achieving their potential
  • who are dual and multiple exceptional (gifted with a disability or learning difficulty)
  • who are profoundly gifted

First Tutors have formed a partnership with Potential Plus that aims to find a volunteer tutor for children who have a specific learning disability or who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. These children fall under the category of 'dual and multiple exceptional'; children that do not have the means or the funds to hire a tutor. Our partnership was formed through a common want of enabling these children to grow and learn in confidence and to achieve their full potential.

First Tutors has provided tutors willing to help these children learn. There will be no fees included from either parties. Potential Plus has provided the details of the children in need of a tutor and First Tutors has matched them to a suitable volunteer tutor in their area.

Parents want the best for their children and both First Tutors and Potential Plus have found a way to ensure parents that do not have the means to ensure their children reach their maximum potential, have the same chance of success as their peers.

Post By: Anna Michaelidou

Anna has been a private tutor of both English Literature and English Language for fifteen years having taught all levels from nursery school right through to university level. She has a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature & Modern Languages, is a writer, content marketing executive and a busy mother of four lovely children.