LSE Widening Participation participants in class

LSE Maths Tutoring: Years 10-11

Trained LSE student tutors help school pupils with their academic work

I have a wonderful, thoughtful and helpful tutor who helps with topics we're struggling with through a friendly approach.
LSE Widening Participation tutee

The scheme aims to:

  • Help raise students’ achievement levels 
  • Raise students’ aspirations and encourage them to consider higher education when they leave school
  • Give LSE student tutors the opportunity to develop their social, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Enable LSE student tutors to gain important work experience and take part in a valuable community programme.

When and where does the scheme run?

Our Mathematics tutoring programme is delivered to targeted pupils in years 10 or 11 at our two partner schools, Barking Abbey School and Harris Academy St John's Wood. LSE undergraduate and postgraduate students are trained as tutors and work with small groups of pupils on a weekly basis each spring term.

What activities are included?

In the 2021/22 academic year, the programme focused on GCSE mathematics tutoring. However, previous tutors have provided provided GCSE and A-level support with other subjects too, including English, economics, science, history, geography, government and politics, sociology and more.

Are there any costs involved?

There is no cost to take part.

Who is eligible?

This tutoring programme is offered to targeted pupils in years 10 or 11 studying at one of our two partner schools.

How can I find out more and apply?

In 2022/23 our Mathematics tutoring programme will again be delivered to targeted pupils in years 10 or 11 at our two partner schools, Barking Abbey School and Harris Academy St John's Wood.

This news article provides more information about the 2020/21 tutoring programme, which was delivered in partnership with Team Up.

Unfortunately, applications to become a Tutor have closed for 2022/23. Please keep an eye on our information for LSE students page for future opportunities.

To find out more please email 

What training do LSE staff receive?

All staff and students involved in the sessions receive appropriate training beforehand. Staff or students working directly and regularly with young people on activities receive specific training on working with children, in line with our LSE WP Team Safeguarding Procedures. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that as a result of circumstances or events outside of our control (known as a Force Majeure event), which includes but is not limited to industrial action, official government advice, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises, we may need to cancel an event at short notice.

In the event of a cancellation, a change of venue or date, we will endeavour to notify attendees wherever possible through the contact details given at the time of booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the School will not be liable for any costs you may incur as a result of any cancellation, change of venue or date.