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Volunteer English Tutor for Migrants and Humanitarian Entrants

  • Location: Bankstown NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Migrant Services
  • Time Required

    1-2 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months

  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Tutors are provided with training, support and resources by the Volunteer Tutor Scheme coordinator. New Tutors complete a training program of around 16 hours over 4 sessions. During the training, most Tutors are matched with a student.

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

     Proficiency in the English language, including speaking and writing
     A minimum of 6 months commitment to tutoring
     Awareness of professional boundaries and the philosophy of empowerment whilst working with migrants and humanitarian entrants
     Knowledge of community agencies and services
     A minimum of one year residency in Australia
     Willingness to travel to local area of client’s residence (close to tutor’s residence) or community place –eg. library
     Ability to work in accordance with Navitas English policies and procedures including privacy and confidentiality

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

The position of Volunteer Tutor is designed to support migrants and humanitarian entrants in their transition to life in Australia by building self-reliance through developing English language skills.

Tutoring involves a volunteer assisting a student to learn English in the student’s home or suitable meeting place.  Tutoring sessions generally last around one hour a week.  Tutoring sessions are aimed at practicing conversation and other activities to help students focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through helping the student with their English, the Tutor often has a broader role of providing friendship, cultural information and assistance with a student’s settlement needs.

Locations for tutoring: Sydney Southwest region: Canterbury/Bankstown, Fairfield, Cabramatta, Liverpool and Campbelltown council areas.