Looking Back at One Year of Our £5 for 45 Programme


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In April 2020 we launched our £5 for 45 programme to help young people earn money during lockdown. 12 months later, there’s been over 3,000 transactions on the platform and over 1,000 teenagers have earned money and gained experience on MyPocketSkill at a time when opportunities for young people have been few and far between.

To mark one year of £5 for 45, we are looking back at the impact achieved by the programme and chatting to some of our brilliant and capable teens.

Aki has been tutoring piano and violin on MyPocketSkill for over a year, helping many students with music exams such as ABRSM. Now 17, Aki is a highly talented musician who has won multiple gold medals at North London Music Festival and performed at Royal Albert Hall and Royal Birmingham Music Conservatoire. He says “I have been tutoring using MyPocketSkill for quite a while now. It’s a wonderful feeling having money in my wallet which I can use on anything I want. I was even able to buy a really nice computer for myself which my parents would never have got for me. I think MyPocketSkill is a wonderful platform for teaching and learning!”.

Thanks to our Levelling Up system, Aki started out earning £5 for a 45 minute music tutoring session and quickly became a Level 6 Teen. This means Aki can name his own price for lessons and currently earns £15 for every 45 minute session.

On the platform, young people can offer tutoring in all academic subjects (Maths, English, Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Music, Design, Technology and Art), and at all levels (KS1, KS2, GCSE, A-Level). Teen Tutors can help with ongoing home work and with exam preparations (11+, 13+).

We are proud of the success of the £5 for 45 programme in helping thousands of young people like Aki to earn money, build skills and keep busy through a tough 12 months. As ever, we are so impressed with the driven, capable and talented teens who use MyPocketSkill.

Going forward, there are plenty of exciting opportunities coming up on the platform. Make sure you’re signed up and don’t miss out!

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