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Homework Support Tutors - Online & In Centre

Craig Family Centre

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of Craig Family Centre.

Craig Family Centre provides free homework and study support for local students in Years 1-10. Our primary focus is to provide academic support to local children from refugee and migrant backgrounds in a fun and safe learning environment.

We currently require more Volunteer Homework Tutors to help us provide this much needed service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, sessions are currently delivered online via Zoom.

We are looking for friendly individuals with excellent communication skills and a desire to help young people build their confidence to learn and problem-solve.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. The position may be particularly relevant to students who study teaching, education support or a related discipline or have recent subject knowledge.

Study topics often include early years' literacy, essay writing (e.g. descriptive, narrative and persuasive text), beginner and advanced mathematics (e.g. fractions and decimals, place value, ratios, multiplication and division), exam revision and science.

Tutors are required each Wednesday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm; this includes session planning and debriefing.

Training and ongoing support is provided. This is a rewarding role, working amongst a friendly and community-minded team.

You will require the following:

  • Computer efficiency
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An interest in working with and empowering children
  • Current study/background in teaching, education support or a related discipline (or have recent subject knowledge)
  • A calm, friendly & non-judgmental approach

The volunteer role could suit:

  • Youth/school volunteers (aged 17+)
  • University students
  • Gap-year students
  • School community services
  • Working professionals
  • Retirees

Note: You will need to be a resident of greater Melbourne to express interest in this role.