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Stone King partners with Tutors United

Law firm Stone King has teamed up with Tutors United this academic year to support its work and help boost the employability of the charity’s tutors.

Tutors United (TU) is a social enterprise that hires, trains and supports undergraduate students to deliver small group tuition to primary aged school children from low-income and migrant backgrounds. The charity works with housing associations and primary schools and their tutors deliver attainment-raising tutorials after school across England.

Over the academic year, Stone King will provide careers support and work placement opportunities to the tutor cohort as part of the charity’s employability programme. Volunteers from Stone King will assist in the tutor recruitment process and provide training sessions to give tutors insight into particular professions as well as ‘soft skills’, such as presenting, teamwork, time management, leadership, and communication.

These sessions aim to support TU tutors’ transferable skills and career progression opportunities for once they graduate. The firm hosted an induction session for the new tutor cohort at one of its offices in September [pictured] and will also reserve places on its annual Insight Scheme for tutors with an interest in law to get an insight into the legal world.

Steven Greenwood, Managing Partner at Stone King, said: “We’re excited about this partnership and the opportunity to support these dedicated tutors who are making such a difference to their tutor groups. Their work and that of Tutors United is so important and resonates with our commitment to being a socially responsible firm that supports the community around us wherever we can.” 

Many TU tutors are law students and the majority are from low-income households and almost 80% are from Asian and Black backgrounds. The charity also runs a Family Learning Programme which includes small group tuition with sessions for parents and carers. 

Sam Speer, Tutor Recruitment and Development Officer at Tutors United, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Stone King for this academic year. As a leading law firm in the charity and education sectors, our tutors will gain invaluable experience in the legal field through this partnership. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Stone King for their commitment to boosting diversity and accessibility in their sector and we can’t wait for our wonderful tutors to benefit from this opportunity.”

Stone King operates nationally with offices in Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge Leeds and London. The firm has built a reputation for excellence amongst both private and commercial clients, whilst its strategic focus has made it a national leader in the charity, faith and education sectors.

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