Friends of GT Scholars – Can you volunteer as a mentor with the NEW Future Leaders Programme?

Friends of GT Scholars – Can you volunteer as a mentor with the NEW Future Leaders Programme?

Friends of GT Scholars

Happy Friday! I hope your week has been great so far? I guess this weekend might be quite an exciting one for you if you’ve been following the Rugby World Cup! I’m not a huge sports fan but seeing that it’s England vs South Africa in the final tomorrow, I might tune into my patriotic side, load up on snacks and be part of the action this time around! But before we get ready for this weekend I’d like to share this week’s newsletter with you.

 

Could you help a young person at risk of exclusion?
The Future Leaders programme is our new programme sponsored by the Mayor of London and will start in January and run until July 2020. This programme will focus on young boys in London at risk of exclusion, between the ages of 12-14. Young boys joining the programme have been identified as having high aspirations but also struggling with some challenging issues in their personal lives. We’re looking for volunteer mentors to deliver monthly face-to-face mentoring sessions in London. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like more information on mentoring and supporting this group.

Develop your skills through volunteer mentoring!
Volunteer mentoring can be mutually beneficial for both the mentor and mentee on a personal and a professional level. One of our recent blogs lists some of the many useful skills you can develop and apply to your career or personal life by volunteering as a mentor with one of our programmes, whilst making a tangible and effective difference in the lives of young people. You can follow this link to the blog.

Volunteer Skills Survey
We’d like to offer you volunteer opportunities that are more aligned with your skills and interests and give you the opportunity to develop and build on these skills. Our Skills-based volunteering opportunity can empower you to become a change-maker, build on your resume and also give you the opportunity to expand your network. If you’d like to become a skills-based volunteer please complete this volunteer skills survey to tell us more about what you’d like to do or drop me an email and we can set up a call to discuss the possibilities. 

Have a good one!

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

 

Friends of GT Scholars –  Do you know any young people interested in coding?

Friends of GT Scholars – Do you know any young people interested in coding?

Friends of GT Scholars

The weekend is almost here! I hope you’re having a great Friday so far and that the day will turn out to be a perfect start to your weekend. Today’s newsletter is really special to me because it marks the 100th newsletter to be published! Thanks for your continued support and for staying tuned! It’s been great getting the Friends of GT Scholars to your inbox every week!

Do you know any young people interested in coding?
For the first time ever, we’ve been able to offer more places on our skill building days by running the workshops on multiple days! We’ve got Google Academy London to thank for that!  We’ll be running a series of workshops next week during October half-term. These workshops will give young people the chance to learn new coding skills or build on their existing coding skills.  There are a few more spaces left for #GirlMeetsCode. If you know of a young girl between 11-16 who’d like to join us on Tuesday, 22nd October please get in touch with me, we have a special Friends of GT discount code she can use!

Event volunteers needed!
We’re looking for a few more event volunteers to help us at next week’s coding workshops at Google Academy. As an event volunteer, you’ll be helping by welcoming attendees, handing out workshop materials and helping with lunch arrangements. The first workshop, on Tuesday 22nd October, is a girls only event, followed by two more workshops on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th which are open to all young people. Workshops will run from 10am to 4pm and you can support for a full day or half day, depending on your availability. Please let me know if you can help on any of these days!

Kick off your first tutoring session with a bang!
This week marked the start of our second intake of scholars on the mentoring and tutoring programmes for this term. Out of over 250 applications that we received, we’ve been able to give 22 places to young people to some extremely talented and ambitious young people. If you’ve confirmed your availability you’ll soon hear from us with more information on scholar matches this term. If you’re already thinking of ideas to make your tutoring sessions fun, then this blog will definitely have a few ideas you can use and add to your tutoring sessions. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

Friends of GT Scholars – Can you volunteer your time as an English Tutor?

Friends of GT Scholars – Can you volunteer your time as an English Tutor?

Friends of GT Scholars

Yay! It’s finally Friday! Over here we’ve been picking up the pace a bit as we move out of summer mode and into gear for the new term starting in just a week. As we plan for the new term, I’d like to tell you about some volunteer opportunities you might like to get involved in this term.

We need Volunteer English Tutors!

I’d like to give a huge shout out to everyone who confirmed their availability this term! We’re still a bit short on English tutors, so we’re looking for volunteers to tutor English up to GCSE level for 1 hour a week for 12 weeks. Please let me know if you can help or forward this email to someone you know of that could help. They can get in touch through the contact page on the website!

Upcoming Event volunteering opportunities
We’re looking for volunteers to help out at our next event. The annual #GirlMeetsCode workshop and will take place at Google in Central London during the October half term. This 3-day event will run from Tuesday 22nd October until Friday 25th October, between 10am-4pm. Please let me know if you can volunteer on any of these days and I’ll fill you in on the details!


Getting ready for your first tutoring or mentoring session this term

If you’ve already confirmed your availability or thinking about volunteering with us this term then this blog will definitely be worth reading. It lists a few ideas on how you can effectively manage your time as a volunteer tutor or mentor and make the most of your volunteering experience.

Enjoy your weekend!

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

Friends of GT Scholars – Can you help us reach more volunteers?

Friends of GT Scholars – Can you help us reach more volunteers?

What's new?

Friday is here! It’s definitely one of my favourite days of the week, especially if it is a sunny one like today. The weather forecast for the weekend also looks very promising so I hope you’ve got something fun planned! But before the weekend officially starts, take a minute or two to read this week’s newsletter!

Volunteer English and Maths Tutors needed!
We’re looking to recruit more volunteer Maths and English tutors to be matched with our new intake of scholars. We provide all the training needed, the tutoring is all done online and you’ll need to be able to commit to 1 hour a week for 12 weeks! If you know of a friend or colleague that would make a great tutor, please forward this email to them or refer them to our contact page

Can you volunteer next term as a mentor?
Mentors can help build their mentees’ confidence to pursue their aspirations, especially when it comes to young people who need to make decisions about their future, shedding some much-needed light on subject choices, university and different career opportunities. You’ll need to be available for 2hrs a month for at least 6 months. Please get in touch if you’d like to apply or you’d like to know more!

What will the future of education look like?
In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of education is ever-changing and needs to adapt to the way every new generation thinks. New innovative methods are needed to help young people learn effectively. One of our recent blogs talks about what education might look like in the future and how we can help young people prepare for it. Click here to read the full blog.

Have a great weekend!

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

Friends of GT Scholars – Thank you for your help this term!

Friends of GT Scholars – Thank you for your help this term!

What's new?

Happy Friday! The week has finally come to an end and it’s time to get ready for the weekend. I hope you have some exciting plans lined up or perhaps you’re getting ready for a well-deserved summer holiday? But before the week ends, I’d just like five minutes of your time to share a few things with you. 

It’s been a great term!
The end of term is here and we’ve been receiving really good feedback from our scholars and parents. We would like to thank everyone for their dedication and hard work and for making this term a successful one. Your support is valued and doesn’t go unnoticed. We’ve got a bit of time before the next term starts, but if you’re thinking about volunteering as a tutor or mentor in the new academic year, starting in September, please let me know by sending a quick email.

Short term volunteer opportunities!
We also have some great one-off volunteer opportunities, that won’t take up too much of your time, that you to get involved with over the summer. Some of these include writing a guest blog, sharing our page on social media platforms, participating in our spotlight series and suggesting potential venues for our meetups and workshops. If you’re interested in getting involved, please send me a quick email and I’ll give you a call to fill you in on the details.

Opportunities with Bright Network

We’ve recently partnered with Bright Network – a careers platform that helps you discover opportunities throughout university and connects you to world-leading employers, including Google, Monzo, Teach First, J.P. Morgan and more. Their upskilling and networking events are considered some of the best around, especially the Bright Network Festival, you can check out the highlights from 2018 here. It’s completely free to become a member and you can sign up with this exclusive link for GT Scholars.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

Friends of GT Scholars – Could you feature in the next Volunteer Spotlight?

Friends of GT Scholars – Could you feature in the next Volunteer Spotlight?

Volunteers What's new?

I hope your week has been great so far? The end of term is almost here and we’re just wrapping up a few last things before school closes for the summer. Why not take a short break and read through this week’s newsletter?

Feature in the Volunteer Spotlight series!

If you’re currently volunteering or have volunteered as a tutor or mentor sometime during this year, we’d love for you to feature in our upcoming volunteer spotlight series! This is a great way for us to celebrate the difference you’ve made and give others an idea of what it’s like to volunteer with GT Scholars. Please let me know if you’d be interested and we can schedule a short phone interview!

Become a volunteer English Tutor!
The current term is coming to an end which means that we’re already thinking about September! The next term will be starting in late September/early October and will run until December 2019. I know September seems like a long time away but feel free to let me know if you’ll be able to volunteer next term. Last term we were a bit short on English tutors, so if you’d like to tutor up to GCSE Maths or English for one hour a week, please get in touch with me!

Why volunteer mentoring?

Mentoring is so much more than just helping your mentee grow and reach aspirations. A mentoring relationship is mutually beneficial and can be very rewarding. Not only can you make a noticeable difference in a young person’s life, but you can also develop your skills as well. Follow this link to one of our latest blogs where we’ve listed 7 useful skills that you can gain from volunteer mentoring.

Have a fantastic weekend!

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

 

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars – New term, New opportunities!

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars – New term, New opportunities!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

We hope you’ve had a great week! As one term ends and a new one begins we’d like to give a special shout out to all the volunteers who were active last term and those that signed up this term. Read on for more details about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Can you support us on 18th or 29th May?
We need volunteers, workshop facilitators and event coordinators to help us at our upcoming workshops in May. The first workshop will be on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Goldsmiths University from 10am to 4pm. The second workshop will be on Wednesday 29th May 2019 at the Rio Tinto offices in London from 10am to 4pm. Please let me know if you’re available to help on one or both of these dates and I’ll get in touch to share more details with you.

Do you know of a great space for our Volunteer Meetups?  
Time spent with our volunteers is time well spent! We are planning our next Volunteer Meetup for this Summer and in search of the perfect venue. If you have a great space in mind, then please feel free to email us so we can get in contact with them. Keep an eye out for more details about the meetup in future newsletters. We look forward to seeing you there!

How undergraduates can boost their CV
There are many short-term and long-term benefits that volunteer tutors receive. One of these benefits is how a volunteer tutor role can boost your CV, especially if you’re an undergraduate. This latest blog post delves deeper into how you can leverage your volunteer tutoring experience into CV-boosting qualities and skills. You can read the full post here.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

7 Ways Undergraduates Can Boost Their CV By Becoming Volunteer Tutor

7 Ways Undergraduates Can Boost Their CV By Becoming Volunteer Tutor

What's new?

When it comes to volunteer tutoring, it is often thought that only those on the receiving end of the volunteering service are being benefited. However, there are many short-term and long-term benefits that volunteer tutors receive when they choose to take on this role. One of these benefits is how this volunteer tutor role can boost your CV, especially for undergraduates.

When a potential employer is going through your CV, they will always assess what extracurricular work you have done during the course of your studies. When they see that you have previously taken on the role of a volunteer tutor, it reveals a few things about your character and the kind of person they would be bringing on board to work for them.

It shows initiative
Taking on the initiative to be a volunteer tutor is a great way to get your foot in the door to the working world. Potential employers will see that you are not primarily driven by money and that you are willing to put in work when it is needed without being prompted to do so. It shows that the betterment of others is something you take into consideration and that you are also able to think beyond yourself. It also shows that you are proactive and willing to go the extra mile.

More exposure for you
By becoming a volunteer tutor you create more opportunities for yourself to be seen. It makes your CV more captivating to potential employers and gives them an insight into how you spend your time outside of university and an overlook of your skills and capabilities. The opportunity to be a volunteer tutor also puts you in an environment you may not usually be exposed to, and in doing so, it allows you to meet other undergraduates and professionals who may be able to pass your CV to other people. This creates a platform for you to network with different peers your age who may also be volunteer tutors, as well as potential organisations you may want to work with in the future. Taking on the role of a volunteer tutor can also expose you to different potential career paths that you can look into.

Improved skills and experience
In as much as you are helping someone else improve their skills through your volunteer tutoring, you are also improving your skills and experience in the process. You have to find ways to be able to relate to the scholars you teach and find ways to relay the information you know to them. This improves with every tutoring session you have and helps to sharpen your communication, leadership, interpersonal, and performance skills. Being a volunteer tutor also helps with improving your thinking skills and personal development. In doing this, it gives you the right skills and experience for the workplace and under different conditions and environments.

Time management
Becoming a volunteer tutor requires you to have good time management in order to balance your academic career and personal time as well as being a tutor. It shows potential employers your organisational skills and how well you are able to manage the demands of studying and tutoring while working under pressure in some instances. Employers like to see that their potential employees have good time management skills and are able to allocate their time accordingly and prioritise different tasks effectively. Taking on the role of a volunteer tutor is also a good way to utilise spare time and learning how to manage that.

Preparation for the future
Being a volunteer tutor helps to prepare you for working environments and other future roles you may look into pursuing. Even though you have the free will to undertake your tutoring sessions in times that work well for both you and your scholar, you still work under a specific structure and you must still meet the required hours as well as produce certain results with regards to your scholar. You also have to maintain a standard of integrity and abide by the rules that govern the volunteers within that organisation. This shows potential employers that you have the ability to follow instructions and how well you are able to fulfil designated tasks and work independently.

It shows that you are reliable
Becoming a volunteer tutor is one thing, but doing the job that is required of you is another. When taking on the role, you have to ensure that you will be able to fully apply yourself to the role. This is an aspect that potential employers look at – how reliable you are and how well do you perform in your role? The more reliable you prove to be, the higher your chances of growing professionally are and the more people trust you to do things that require greater responsibility.

An opportunity for personal enrichment
Lastly, being a volunteer tutor creates room for your own personal enrichment. It helps you discover strengths or interests you may not have known that you had, and it provides you with a different perspective on how you can approach your career and personal life. There are always lessons to be learnt and growth to be experienced when you open your mind to new possibilities. You also learn some of the things that work and don’t work for you and also leave having acquired some self-enhancement through the whole experience.

If you would like to boost your CV and become a volunteer tutor, then feel free to get in touch with us. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programmes are designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about GT Scholars and how you can make a significant difference in the lives of young people.

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars – Volunteer opportunities to look forward to!

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars – Volunteer opportunities to look forward to!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

We’ve come to the end of another week and I hope that you’re looking forward to an exciting weekend. It’s sure been a busy one for us here at GT Scholars. We’ve been getting ready for our Ready, Set, Go workshop tomorrow and we also have a new programme that we are launching next week. Read on for more details.

Would you like to volunteer at our workshops?
We’ve got a couple of workshops lined up for March and April and we are looking for volunteers, workshop facilitators and event coordinators to help! The workshop dates are both Saturday the 16th and 30th of March, and Monday and Tuesday the 15th and 16th of April. All events will run from 10am to 4pm. Please get in touch if you’re available to help on any of these dates.

Would you like to be part of our new programme?
Our new Career Insight Programme will start in Summer 2019. This programme will focus on helping young people aged 14-16 to get an insight into the working world and learn more about competitive careers in Finance, Law and/or Technology.  The programme consists of 5 enrichment days that will take place at universities and top-tier companies. If you are interested in getting involved in this new and exciting programme, please email me and we can set up a time to discuss the details.

Thinking about becoming a volunteer tutor?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor or if you’re already volunteering as one, then our latest blog post is definitely worth the read! This blog shares 7 useful tips for making online tutoring sessions more productive and impactful, so that your tutee can reach their academic goals and get the most out of their tutoring. You can read the full post by following this link to our blog.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.