A TEACHER is helping pupils struggling with school closures to get into university.

Brighton entrepreneur Lucy Aditi set up The Life Tutor last year to help children enjoy their education.

Now the 47-year-old is offering a free five-day “challenge” course to pupils considering going to university but hit hard by school closures during the coronavirus pandemic .

“I love the idea of helping people who’ve been disadvantaged through lockdown to have a fighting chance of getting a university place,” Lucy said.

“Normally, we’d start working with Year 12 pupils on their university applications in the summer term but this has not been possible.

“It’s been widely reported that students at state schools have received less face-to-face teaching than their peers at independent schools, so I want to rectify this in some way.”

She plans to work directly with pupils’ parents and carers to get them started on the Ucas application process, helping students find suitable courses with the support of their parents and carers, who will be guided through each stage.

“I am passionate about making opportunities like higher education accessible to all, rather than just the elite,” Lucy said.

“Anyone who wants to go to university should have that chance. There is an ideal course for almost everyone.”

Those interested in taking Lucy’s challenge should email lucy@thelifetutor.uk.