How Can I Help?

Volunteer tutors and teachers come from a range of backgrounds, languages and cultures.

Volunteers get a chance to get to know and understand people from other cultures living in Merton and Wandsworth.

You can learn a lot about the English language in the process.

It’s fun and very worthwhile and rewarding to see how much learners progress.

Being able to speak English leads to real changes in learners’ lives and their abilities to connect with local people.

Volunteer home tutors need to have an excellent standard of English and have the potential to be able to teach it.

They need to complete our 20-hour training course and be able to travel to the learner’s home.

We obtain DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance for all tutors.

Lessons are once a week and last for one hour, with at least an hour of preparation.

On average, tutors should allow a total of 3 to 4 hours a week and need to commit themselves for at least 6 months following the free training session.

They should also attend regular Update meetings.

VOLUNTEER CLASS TEACHERS NEED TO BE QUALIFIED ALREADY IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES.

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to be a home or class tutor, please fill in our Tutor Application Form.

Or contact Sophie Johnstone letting her know your relevant experience, availability and why you would be interested in tutoring.

Application Form