- Mark Logan MP has launched a ground-breaking tutoring scheme in Bolton to provide extra support to school students to help them catch up, level-up and thrive.
- The first-of-its-kind scheme matches sixth form students with University undergraduates, providing quality tutoring for FREE.
Mark Logan MP has been working with a ground-breaking new charity, Tutor the Nation, to launch a pilot scheme in Bolton.
The MP for Bolton North East personally insured that Bolton students were at the forefront of the UK launch, a national first.
Schools across the borough are spearheading the exciting initiative designed to connect students with security-vetted undergraduates from our top universities.
The charity connects tutors to students who need extra help, through the school’s Local Education Authority. Each match is based on the tutor’s skillset and the student’s needs.
The initiative will give disadvantaged children more educational support, helping them to catch up on important lesson time missed due to the pandemic, as well as promoting soft skills such as confidence and motivation.
Commenting Mark Logan, MP for Bolton North East, said:
“For me, this is more than just a project – it's tangibly, materially giving students the opportunity to fly, and as a current sitting MP I think that's vital.
On a personal note, after a very tough few months for people in my constituency it's nice to see something positive to start the year.”
The MP for Bolton North East caught up with students at Thornleigh Salesian College two months into the pilot to talk about their experience of the scheme.
“It is extremely encouraging hearing first-hand from students that they are already achieving higher grades.
Notably, all the students I spoke with mentioned a boost in confidence levels. Something extremely important as the pandemic has disrupted the livelihoods and wellbeing of young people.
I am extremely pleased that Bolton students are in the driving seat with this initiative and will be able to enjoy the benefits long after they finish sixth form.”
Following the successful completion of the pilot, the project plans to expand to include more local authorities and universities, before becoming a national initiative in the future.