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Tutor The Nation

Our founder, Nathaniel McCullagh, is a trustee of Tutor The Nation, a charity that strives to reduce ‘learning gaps’ for disadvantaged children.

About Tutor The Nation

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Launched in 2020, Tutor The Nation is a charitable platform inviting teachers, undergraduates, postgraduates, and recent graduates from the UK’s top universities to volunteer to provide online tuition for disadvantaged young people in the State sector.

Christian, one of the tutors helping children who are at risk of being left behind

Nathaniel has taught children of a wide range of ages and abilities, from Eton scholars to children facing challenges, such as dyspraxia and Asperger’s syndrome. He believes passionately in the effectiveness of carefully managed one-to-one tuition, which has inspired him to be involved in bringing Tutor The Nation to life. Volunteers are encouraged to tutor for just one hour a week aiming to give their tutees the confidence and tools they need to perform better academically and to nurture their future aspirations.

Areyan, a young pupil being helped via Tutor the Nation

The charity has grown rapidly as undergraduates from Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group Universities offer their tuition services, joining the growing cohort of full-time teachers and tutors nationwide. Says Nathaniel, “Unlike many other catch-up initiatives, Tutor The Nation follows a purely altruistic model, whereby both students and tutors benefit from their experience and there is no cost whatsoever to the schools. We have created a ‘giving back’ movement that we believe will continue to grow exponentially. The charity is funded by philanthropists. Corporate partners provide a first port of call for ambitious volunteers to send their CV’s as they approach graduation, or are looking for work experience.

Tutor The Nation is currently working with over 600 matched pairs of students and volunteer tutors across fifty state schools in the UK. All have put forward the pupils they believe are most in need of tuition.  We know from experience the benefits that tuition can offer; volunteer tuition will be a massive step in right direction to begin narrowing the gap in opportunities for British school children.

Please visit if you would like to get involved as a volunteer tutor.