Implementing effective tutoring

Tutoring may be one of the strategies your school is using to support pupils' learning recovery, following the pandemic.

To enable you to maximise the impact of tutoring, our Research Bites guides provide practical, evidence-based tips across all aspects of tutoring implementation, from session delivery through to how it can most effectively be used to support closing the attainment gap.

Based on the latest independent evaluations of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) by NFER and our partners, these research-informed resources are ideal for school leaders and teachers in the classroom.

You can find the latest guides below, which are designed to work alongside one another, along with two key tips posters to display in staffrooms.

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Guide: Tutoring - What's next for schools? (November 2023)

Find insights and practical, evidence-based tips on key aspects of tutoring delivery based on our latest, independent research in this short guide.
NFER Classroom Tutoring Guide For Schools Nov 2023
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Poster: Summary of the latest key tips (November 2023)

Perfect for sharing or putting up in your staffroom, this poster summarises the latest evidence-based considerations for effective tutoring delivery.
NFER Classroom Tutoring Poster For Schools Nov 2023
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Guide: Implementing effective tutoring (January 2023)

Find out all the answers to your tutoring questions here. Our easy-to-use guide has been structured into seven key themes and actions to support maximum impact in the classroom.
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Poster: Discover our handy top tips for tutoring (January 2023)

In a rush? Check out our top tips for tutoring poster here. Share it with your colleagues or download the poster to put up in your staffroom!

We were delighted to partner with Kantar Public and the University of Westminster on the evaluation of the first year of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), which was funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. We were also pleased to carry out the evaluation of the second and third years of the NTP on behalf of the Department for Education. We are grateful to ASCL and NAHT for supporting the first Implementing Effective Tutoring guide.