Enable me to afford transport so that I can work as a tutor to support myself and allow others to learn and achieve their potential.

Hello, my name is callum, I’m 19 and I’m a mechanical engineering student living in Sheffield and studying at the University of Sheffield, but originally I’m from Nottingham.

As you are probably aware, being a student in this day and age is an expensive business. I exhausted my search for traditional student jobs such as shelf-stacking, bar work and fast food work, simply due to the lack of such jobs available and sheer number of students applying for them.

That’s when I decided to take my own initiative and make my education, and my love of teaching and helping others to achieve more, work for me. I advertised myself as a Maths and Science tutor, tutoring abilities from primary school level to A-level. And I quite quickly gained 4 students. Although my first love is engineering, I am passionate about teaching. I firmly believe that if you can nurture the love for a subject into a student through allowing them to realise their potential, and giving them confidence in their ability, then the possibilities for that student to grow and develop are enormous. Further to this, my tuiton rates are very reasonable so that my services are affordable to those who may not be able to afford to go through traditional home tuition agencies.

My problem comes with that I have no transport, as I can’t even begin to afford a car, so I have to use public transport. This means that a one hour tuition session for a student that lives just a few miles away can easily become a 4 hour expedition. Couple this with my university commitments, and this seriously limits how many students I can take on board. I am having to turn students away as I simply don’t have the time to travel between them.

This is why I am reaching out for the help and support of this community. To enable me to, firstly, earn a better wage for me to support myself through my university education and, secondly, help those struggling with their secondary or A-level education achieve higher grades and a better love for their subject.

The money pledged would enable me to buy, insure, and tax a small car so that I can reach out to more students.

Thank you so much for your time and please feel free to message me if you have any queries or suggestions.