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Educational Mentor (Tutor)

  • Location: Canberra ACT
  • Category: Young People
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Education & Training
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    1-2 hours/week during school term

  • Training

    Induction training (2 x 3 hours), on-going support and training opportunities

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    Reliable, patient, understanding. Able to relate well to young people. Tertiary educated (in any discipline), experience assisting with learning /tutoring.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Barnardos Australia Mentoring Programs cater to boys and girls aged between 6 and 16 from vulnerable families who require additional support with regard to educational and/or social and emotional needs. Educational Mentors (Tutors) provide educational assistance, one-on-one for 1-2 hours a week during the school term to support literacy and numeracy and break the cycle of poor educational achievement through homework assistance and other educational activities as well as supporting the child or young person's social and emotional well-being, aiming to build self-esteem and resilience.

The mentor, child/young person and their family commit to the mentoring match for a 12 month minimum. Tutoring can take place in the family home, the mentor's home or in the community (e.g. public library), usually on a weekday evening. Volunteer mentors are matched Canberra wide.


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