OUR MOTIVATION: One of the biggest gaps in social mobility to children, teenagers and adults, especially those from low social economic background is the lack of skills, knowledge and opportunities to unlock their talents and realise their full potential.
For example, when a student does not have the required GCSE/A-LEVEL grades in Maths, English or IT and a mentor to provide guidance and support, he or she may find it challenging to secure an admission at his/her college, university of choice or an apprenticeship.
Therefore, that student or individual cannot achieve his/her goal to move to the next academic level or to earn,
learn and acquire lifelong employable skills - critical in facilitating his/her movement from a lower to a higher social-economic level.
GOAL: Hence, social mobility can only become a reality when these gaps in knowledge, skill [both technical and soft”], awareness and social capital are closed. Therefore, at A&F Tutors, our goal is to close these knowledge, skills and mentoring gaps through our private tutoring and mentoring services; with the goal of making a positive and lasting presence to the knowledge, skills, prospects and life of all children, teenagers, adults or professional [be it academic, professional or personal in the UK. In effect, helping them to acquire social mobility using education as tool to facilitate the process.
RESEARCH EVIDENCE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL MOBILITY: Research studies by the Equality Trust shows that children of highly paid people are more likely to be highly paid and children of low paid people more likely to be low earners. Also, these findings reveal strong evidence that education is a strong driver of social mobility.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Our services and products are for primary school pupils from Year 1 to 6; Secondary, Sixth Form, College and University Students, including Adults and Professionals.
Colay - Mentee's feedback
Sometimes, my tutor, Mr Aloys makes me do more work than I will like to, especially when I was preparing for my Year 6 SATS. But I like him because he was/is always there to support, advise, and encourage me. Because of his continous support, advice and help, I did well in SATS, and doing well now in Maths and English in Year 10 than before.
Colay - Year 10 Student
After a 2 years scholarship at Sutton United to become a professional footballer expired at Sutton United F.C, I was very confused about what I wanted to pursue as a career. However, with an interest in property, I turned to A & F Tutors for help. My mentor from A & F Tutors [Aloys] advised me to do an apprenticeship, provided full support with sourcing opportunities, CV, personal statement and coaching me in preparation for interviews. Thanks to this support I have secured an apprenticeship with Southwark Council in properties.
Kofi -Trainee Administrator,
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1-2-1 PRIVATE TUTORING:
1-2-1 TUTORING AND MENTORING FOCUS AREAS: ALL SUBJECTS INCLUDING
o MATHS, ENGLISH AND SCIENCE FROM YEAR 2 TO YEAR 6 SATS, 11+ EXAMS,
o SECONDARY, GCSE, A-LEVEL, COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
o INTENSIVE SPECIAL GCSE AND A -LEVEL PREPARATION AND REVISION SESSIONS IN
MATHS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE AND OTHER SUBJECTS FOR YEAR 10 STUDENTS, 11+ AND
PRIVATE SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM PREPARATION
EMPLOYABILITY AND ADVISORY SERVICES:
o APPRENTICESHIPS, UNIVERSITY PLACEMENTS, PROFESSIONAL CV, COVER LETTERS,
PERSONAL STATEMENTS FOR JOBS AND ADMISSIONS
o CAREER MENTORING, FACILITATING TRANSITIONS E.G. PRIMARY TO SECONDARY,
SECONDARY TO SIXTH FORM, SIXTH FORM TO UNIVERSITY, STATE SCHOOLS TO
GRAMMAR OR INDEPENDENT
o FINANCIAL EDUCATION: PERSONAL FINANCE TRAINING, HOW TO PAYING OFF DEBTS/MORTGAGE, HOW TO BECOME A STOCK MARKET MILLIONAIRE, AND BUILDING AN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TO ACQUIRE FINANCIAL SECURITY AND FREEDOM, STOCK MARKET TRADING, BUILDING AN “ALL WEATHER INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO” TO MEET YOUR SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONG TERM FINANCIAL GOALS; HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST PROPERTY WITH YOUR STUDENT LOAN
o REFLECTIVE WRITING, RESEARCH PROJECTS AND NURSING VALIDATION, EMPLOYABILITY
o APPRENTICESHIPS, UNIVERSITY PLACEMENTS, PROFESSIONAL CV, COVER LETTERS, PERSONAL STATEMENTS FOR JOBS AND ADMISSIONS
o CAREER MENTORING, FACILITATING TRANSITIONS E.G. PRIMARY TO SECONDARY, SECONDARY TO SIXTH FORM, SIXTH FORM TO UNIVERSITY, STATE SCHOOLS TO GRAMMAR OR INDEPENDENT
o FINANCIAL EDUCATION: COMPLAINT LETTER WRITING, PERSONAL FINANCE, PAYING OFF DEBTS, HOW TO BECOME A STOCK MARKET MILLIONAIRE, AND BUILDING AN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TO ACQUIRE FINANCIAL SECURITY AND FREEDOM