Bridging the gap: UK university students tutor disadvantaged pupils

Network of 4,000 volunteers across UK have given up their time to tutor pupils during pandemic

Every Monday, after a long day of college, Fardowsa Ahmed logged on to her computer to take a night class in GCSE biology. She was exhausted, but she needed the qualification to start her nursing degree in the autumn. In two hours, her teacher covered material that GCSE pupils spend four to five classes on, with no time for questions.

Ahmed quickly found herself struggling to cope, but paying £25 an hour for private tutoring was out of the question.

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