Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring & Impetus

We value the funding Impetus provides. However, their unique approach in providing management advice and pro bono consultants gives a huge amount of added value.

– Susannah Hardyman, CEO, Action Tutoring


The need: Good GCSE grades are gateway qualifications for further study and fulfilling work. But only 40% of young people on free school meals pass their English and maths GCSEs, compared with 68% of all other pupils.

Our charity partner: Action Tutoring works in eight cities providing trained volunteer tutors to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to pass their GCSEs.

Our impact: We’ve helped Action Tutoring to make their tutoring programme even better during our five-year relationship. They have a stronger curriculum, a longer programme and new performance management processes. Last year, Action Tutoring’s pupils matched the national GCSE pass rate, after the equivalent of just two terms of weekly tutoring.

Read our impact story: Backing the best: Our work with Action Tutoring.

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