A homework club tutor assisting a student.

The Homework Club supports students from year 9 to year 11 at both ends of the ability spectrum to help them reach their potential.

About Homework Club

From supermarket shopping to space travel, mathematics is a critical skill and many qualities are nurtured through the ordered thinking that maths promotes – reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking and problem solving.

Anyone can do maths with suitable training and guidance.

The Homework Club helps students from year 9 to year 11 at both ends of the ability spectrum – those who struggle with or who could excel at maths – to help them be the best they can.

Local students will be given priority, but if places are available, we will consider students who can travel to our Invention Rooms in White City from further afield.

What to expect

The weekly tutoring sessions include homework, coursework and revision support for students, as well as extension tasks for more able students.

  • Where: Imperial Invention Rooms, White City
  • When: Every Wednesday during term time, from 16.00 – 17.30

Each session is supported by Imperial student tutors - ensuring that all students receive close personalised support - and includes a hot meal. The curriculum content is overseen by Dr Philip Ramsden from the Department of Mathematics.

Applicant information

Academic requirements

There are no academic requirements to join this programme, we only ask that you commit to attending the sessions available and bring your maths homework with you.


Eligibility criteria

This programme aims to support students from backgrounds under-represented in higher education. We will assess your eligibility for the programme by asking if any of these circumstances apply to you:

  • You are entitled to receive free school meals or pupil premium
  • Your family income is below £50,000/year
  • Your parents/guardians do not have a university degree
  • You have been in care or are a young carer*
  • You are studying in a school in the UK that has below average attainment or with a high percentage of students receiving free school meals**
  • You live in a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (we use IMD and POLAR4 data to assess this)

Eligibility will be verified separately by your parent and teacher so please ensure you have their current email address ready before you start the application.

*A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability long term, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. Young carers do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone to get dressed and move around.

**If you are studying in an independent school in the UK on a full bursary, we will consider your application.

How to apply

We have 16 spaces available for local studentys in Y9-Y11 and expect to start sessions at the Makerspace in October.

Our regisitration of interest form for 2023/24 is now open. Please fill in your details here and we will contact you in late September with further infromation. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about this programme, pease email us at homework.club@imperial.ac.uk.