Who Is A Learner?

Our learners are adults and most of them are women whose previous opportunities for education and life experiences differ widely.

Our learners come from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey and Venezuela.

Merton Home Tutoring Service Learners Class Countries Map

ANYONE WHO CANNOT GET INTO FORMAL CLASSES CAN BE A LEARNER WITH US

Reasons May Include:

Having young children

An inability to travel to classes

The cost

A disability

No previous/minimal schooling
less than 6 years at Primary School

Little or no experience of formal education, cultural reasons and lack of confidence may all be significant barriers.

Immigration status may not allow people to be eligible for fee-reduction and may prevent them from attending formal classes.

We prioritise the people with the least English, in greatest need with fewest options, or who have particular difficulties with literacy in English

SIGNING UP

We take learners who are referred to us through education and health services, Children’s Centres, other charities, friends and families.

The Home Tutor Coordinator and the volunteer tutor will visit each learner at home and assess his or her level of English and then the tutor and learner will agree on a day and time for the first lesson. Volunteers give their lessons free.

Sometimes, the Coordinator will signpost the learner instead to another, more appropriate service.

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to refer someone to us, complete our Referral Form with relevant details about the person you referring. Please include your own contact details, because we may need to contact you.

Referral Form