Notting Hill Genesis helps young residents prepare for exams

Published - 7 August 2019

Notting Hill Genesis (NHG) has been helping young residents aged between nine and eleven improve their maths and English skills and help them prepare for their SAT exams.
The 51 residents along with 359 other pupils also attended a graduation event in East London for the after school programme overseen by NHG’s partner, Tutors United.
Photo showing all the Tutors United graduates

Tutors United offers group tutoring in core subjects with a specially devised curriculum designed by teachers, and is aimed at helping primary school children from less privileged backgrounds. Pupils receive one hour of tuition each week, alternating between English and maths for an entire academic year. All lessons cover a multitude of topics in English and maths and help to prepare pupils for their SATs tests and the transition into secondary school. 

NHG aims to support residents in its communities, especially where there is long term change and deprivation. Nearly two thirds of pupils from low-income backgrounds are not ‘secondary ready’ by the end of primary school.

Samantha Cheadle, Social & Economic Regeneration Manager at NHG, said: “We see this project as helping to close the attainment gap by providing free English and Maths tutoring service to those who would otherwise find this provision financially inaccessible. Supporting our young people to be able to have the best start in life is at the core of what we do.

 “The graduation event was a chance to celebrate the amazing achievements of our pupils and recognise all of their hard work over the past year.

“It was an afternoon full of awards, special speeches and even videos starring our incredible pupils!”

Joel Davis, CEO at Tutors United said: “We deliver confidence-boosting, attainment-raising tuition to primary school pupils, ensuring socio-economic background doesn’t hinder how much a child can achieve in life. We do this by hiring, training and paying university students to deliver after school group tutoring in core subjects. We are the affordable option for families and housing associations who want to see fantastic results for primary school children from less privileged backgrounds.”

“A big congratulations to all of the pupils who participated in this year’s programme.”

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Suzanne Godfrey
Communities Communications Advisor, Genesis Housing