Voluntary Tuition Programme

VTP cake sale

The Voluntary Tuition Programme is a partnership between St. Andrew's Resource Centre, Trinity students, parents and volunteers from the local communities of Pearse Street and Ringsend and Irishtown. Every year over 300 Trinity students, graduates and staff-members are matched as tutors with children and teenagers studying in local schools. The tuition takes place in four different venues: St Andrews Resource Centre; Goldsmith Hall; and Ringsend College.

Each pair spends one hour a week, getting to know each other and working together on homework and other educational activities. This is an important initiative and is a great resource for the children of the local area. The programme also fosters a close bond between the local community and Trinity College Dublin. As part of the programme registered VTP pupils can avail of art and drama classes and sports activities. In addition there are oral language classes available in Irish, French, German and Spanish. The programme is currently funded by the Trinity Acces Programme (TAP), the Students Union, and a number of targeted and private donations in cash and in kind. For more information contact Lisa Kelleher at 01 6771930 or see Trinity College's information page for the Voluntary Tuition Programme, click here.