The problem

By the end of primary school, pupils from low-income backgrounds are on average 9.4 months behind their peers in English and Maths. By the time they are set to sit their GCSEs, this doubles to an average of 18.4 months behind. Sadly this means that those furthest behind, are less likely to be able to afford supplemental tuition to narrow this attainment gap.


The perfect match

We pair planet Earth’s coolest primary school pupils with the brightest up-and-coming university students we can find. The result? Confidence, ability, and smiles raised through small group tuition in core subjects. The energy in every class is powered by well-trained tutors and a specially devised curriculum designed by expert teachers.


Tutors United - Then to Now


Our founder, Joel, went to a local North-London state school and grew up in a free-school-meals household.


He started tutoring his 10-year-old cousin who needed extra support for his dyslexia. Private tuition was not an option.


His cousin jumped from a level 3 to a level 4 in Maths and English in just a year and showed him the power of tutoring.


He finished school and college with great grades, including A*s at GCSE level.

Late 2012

Despite his success, university aspirations were dampened by high fees and a requirement of 2 years work experience.


Joel looked back on the huge impact tutoring had made for his cousin. If such an impact could be made for one child, what could be achieved if bright university students could do it for thousands? This sparked the idea for Tutors United.


Since then, the organisation is 7 members strong, has hired and trained 200 tutors and been enjoyed by 800 pupils.

Take a look at our amazing achievements below:

Winner of Teach First Innovation Award 2013

Winner of Big Venture Challenge 2014

Winner of Living It Enterprise Award 2014

Winner of A2Dominion Project of the Year 2017

Finalists for Small Charity, Big Achiever & Charity of the Year at Third Sector Awards 2018

Winner of Rising Chief Exec & Finalist for Charity Partnership of the Year (Metropolitan Thames Valley) at Third Sector Awards 2019