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Charity expands free homeworking groups across Glasgow

31st July 2017 by Georgina Harris 0 Comments

A charity that provide free tutoring to teenagers from disadvantaged areas is seeking volunteers to help with four new groups in Glasgow.

Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) is providing Homework Groups to cover basic English and numeracy to help young people achieve their National 5s.

Four new Homework Groups are being created in in Glasgow West (Scotstoun), the Kelvin College Campus in Springburn, Dennistoun and Parkhead.

These will be run in addition to the eight existing groups, which helped eighty children during last year’s academic session.

Barbara Oliver, Link Worker at VTO, said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our programme and reach more children.  Of the pupils we helped last year, 79% improved academically with 80% showing improved confidence in their approach to work or belief in their own abilities, enabling them to try new things and attempt new work.”

The programme is supported by Trades House of Glasgow and BBC Children in Need funding.

Barbara continued; “We are able to create these new groups with the support of the Trades House of Glasgow and BBC Children in Need funding, to whom we are extremely grateful.”

VTO is currently recruiting volunteer tutors. Tutoring is for 1 hour per week and no formal qualifications are required.