- Location: Flemington VIC
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Education & Training
At least one hour a week, but longer can be negotiated. This is usually in the middle of the day, between classes.
- Wheelchair Access
Type of work
- Education & Training
- Tutoring & Coaching
We offer guidance and access to resources.
We are interested in people above the age of 25. As our students are mostly over the age of 35, we like to match them with mentors who have some life experience.
Most of our English as a second language students do not have access to the wider community. They lack confidence to engage with native English speakers and rarely speak English outside the classroom. To help develop their confidence and encourage them to extend themselves, we have a mentoring program whereby students are paired with an English speaking tutor/mentor for one hour a week. As most of them are over the age of 35 we would like our volunteers to be a bit older too. No experience is necessary, just wanting to help is enough. You would not be expected to actually teach your student, but you can if you and the student are agreeable. The relationship with the student is what is most important, as many of them associate only with their own community and engage with the mainstream community only when necessary.