REUK's Educational Mentoring team

Would you like someone to help you every week with your education? 

Get an educational mentor.

Educational mentoring is for people who are all of these things:

  • 14–25 years old.

  • from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds (including refugee status, humanitarian protection, asylum seekers, UASC leave etc). If you are not sure if this is you, then you can ask your social worker or teacher to find out.

  • living or studying in London, Croydon, Oxford, Birmingham, Cambridge or Peterborough.

  • going to school or college and would like extra help with homework and English practice.

  • learning English at any level (even if you've just started).

Who is it for?

Educational mentoring is extra support every week to help you with:

1. English practice.

2. The work you are finding difficult at school or college.

 

You will meet for one hour each week with a person who will help you with your English practice and homework.

 

They are called a mentor.

What is educational mentoring?

'My mentor helps me with assessments and homework that the college gives me and she’s very helpful. I’m doing Public Services Level 2 and I passed for Level 3 and I’m doing level 1 English and Maths. Sometimes having lots of work without any one to help you is very stressful. You're going to think to give up, but if there is someone to support you, you will have courage to make your dream come true.'

- young person in REUK's Educational Mentoring programme

How does educational mentoring work?

Who are educational mentors?

How do I get a mentor?

We will talk to you about what you are finding difficult at school or college, and what you would like to get better at. We will then introduce you to an educational mentor who meets with you every week to help you with your education. You will meet your mentor in a library once every week for one hour. You can bring homework that is difficult and they can help with practising English.

A mentor is a person who meets with you every week to help you with your homework and English practice.

REUK trains them - They are a volunteer and are giving their time for free.

Tell your teacher or social worker that you'd like a mentor and ask them to contact us.

"If you are in South London or Croydon and would like a mentor, please ask your teacher to email yvie@reuk.org"

Yvie Younane, Senior Educational Mentoring Coordinator – South London and Croydon

Giulia Clericetti, Educational Mentoring Coordinator – Oxford and West London

"If you are in Oxford and would like a mentor, please ask your teacher to email giulia@reuk.org"

Becca Torrance, Educational Mentoring Coordinator – East of England

"I'm Becca and I work in Peterborough and Cambridge. I'm currently on maternity leave so please contact Rachel instead."

Ayesha Williams

Online Learning Transition Project Manager

Head of Educational Mentoring

Andrew Cooper

Amy Ashlee

Research Officer

Becca Torrance, Educational Mentoring Coordinator – East of England

"I'm Becca and I work in Peterborough and Cambridge. I'm currently on maternity leave so please contact Emily instead"

"I'm Emily and you can get in touch with me about educational mentoring in Peterborough and Cambridge"

Emily Roper, Educational Mentoring Coordinator – East of England (maternity cover)

Giulia Clericetti, Educational Mentoring Coordinator – Oxford & West London

"I'm Giulia and you can get in touch with me about educational mentoring in Oxford and West London"

Rachel Sears, Educational Mentoring Coordinator – North London

"If you are in North London and would like a mentor, please ask your teacher to email rachel@reuk.org."

"If you are in East London and would like a mentor, please ask you teacher to email susanna@reuk.org."

Susanna Epling, Senior Educational Mentoring Coordinator – East London

Rosy Cockburn, Senior Educational Mentoring Coordinator – Birmingham

"If you are in Birmingham and would like a mentor, please ask your teacher to email rosy@reuk.org"

"I'm Andrew and I manage our Educational Mentoring team."

Andrew Cooper, Head of Educational Mentoring

Rachel Sears, Educational Mentoring Coordinator – North London & East London

"I'm Rachel and you can get in touch with me about educational mentoring in North and East London"

"I'm Becca and I work in East London. I'm currently on maternity leave so please contact Rachel instead"

Susanna Epling, Senior Educational Mentoring Coordinator – East London

Rosy Cockburn, Senior Educational Mentoring Coordinator – Birmingham

"I'm Rosy and you can get in touch with me about educational mentoring in Birmingham"

Yvie Younane, Senior Educational Mentoring Coordinator – South London

"I'm Yvie and you can get in touch with me about educational mentoring in South London and Croydon"

"I'm Andrew and I manage our Educational Mentoring team"

Andrew Cooper, Head of Educational Mentoring

To refer a young person to the educational mentoring programme, please email the mentoring coordinator for the relevant area .