Innovations for Learning
About Innovations for Learning
Innovations for Learning (IFL) is a charity that uses technology to improve the early literacy skills of young pupils. IFL's flagship programme (which originated in the USA) is used by schools in London, Leeds and Bradford. A helpful introduction to TutorMate is this brief video.
TutorMate is a unique online reading tutoring programme which pairs disadvantaged, struggling six year old readers with reading support volunteers who are working professionals from businesses like John Lewis, Mastercard, KPMG and Salesforce. The volunteer ask is very focused: readers commit 30 minutes a week to read with a child using a bespoke digital platform with a voice connection. TutorMate is the perfect volunteering opportunity for those who want to make a direct impact but find it hard to leave the office.
From a school perspective, TutorMate can provide direct, meaningful literacy support for up to 10 pupils per class. It is particularly suitable for communities where it might be challenging to find parents and other volunteers who can commit to physically visiting schools to boost reading.
Struggling young readers are falling behind. Support our crowdfunding appeal to provide online tutors for disadvantaged children.
5 jobs with Innovations for Learning
Doncaster location, 13-15 hours per week London location, 24-30 hours per week Both are term time only.
You will have the responsibility of ensuring that we provide an excellent technical service via our chat and phone helpdesk to our volunteers.
Help ensure volunteers have everything that they need to make a success of their reading sessions with pupils.
Can you help retain, grow and unlock corporate partnerships for the benefit of disadvantaged children?
Can you use your fundraising skills to have a direct impact on the lives of disadvantaged children?