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English Tutor Volunteers support migrants and refugees in their transition to life in Australia, by building self-reliance through the development of their English language skills.

About The Role:

  • Assisting a student to learn English in their home or a suitable meeting place, like the Library
  • Sessions generally last around one or two hours a week, at a time negotiated between the Volunteer and student
  • Tutoring sessions are aimed at practicing conversation and other activities to help students focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • English Tutors often play a broader role of providing friendship, cultural information and assistance with the students settlement needs
  • Record the students’ progress into a database after each session
  • New Tutors complete a free training program over 4 sessions, totalling 16 hours
  • Once trained, Volunteers are matched with a student according to gender and location
  • Volunteers are closely supported by the English Program Coordinator

About You:

  • Aged 18 or above
  • A minimum of one year residency in Australia
  • Competent in spoken and written English
  • Must obtain a Working With Children Check and Police Check
  • Willing to complete Volunteer Tutor training course
  • Commit to a minimum of 6 months tutoring for 1 – 2 hours per week
  • Respect for the cultures and religions of different communities
  • Willingness to travel to local area or client’s residence
  • Students come from all over the world: China, Europe, South America, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, South Korea, Vietnam and Myanmar, to name but a few. A second language is therefore a definite advantage, but in no way essential to being an English Tutor

Arriving here with no understanding of our language or culture, can be a daunting experience and can lead to feelings of isolation from the community. If you would like to stand with those in need until they can stand for themselves, we would love to hear from you!