Academic English Tutor

Asylum Seeker Centre
Provision of academic English tuition to clients seeking to prepare for tertiary and other further studies.
Why us?
We provide practical help for people seeking asylum in Greater Sydney and advocate for fair and humane policies for refugees and people seeking asylum.
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Creativity and Innovation
Community Development
The opportunity:
Opportunity type:
Volunteering
Commitment:
Project / Contract
Experience level:
Location:
New South Wales
Remuneration:
Closing date:
May 31, 2024
Why you might love this opp:

Position: Academic English Tutor

Program Area: Employment Services

Purpose/Objective: Provision of academic English tuition to clients seeking to prepare for tertiary and other further studies.

Reports to: Employment Coordinator - Language and Education
Commitment Period: Minimum 6 month commitment

Days and hours required per week: Based on availability of clients, to be scheduled with the tutor. Up to 3 hours a week plus quarterly team training.

Location: The volunteer must be willing to do a combination of remote and face to face at our ASC Office in Newtown.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance from a people-centered and strengths-based perspective that builds client confidence and skills as independent adult learners.
  • Provide 1:1 tuition to support clients preparing for academic English language testing required by tertiary or other bodies (e.g. PTE and IELTS).
  • Offer tuition in all key areas of macro skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening, to support clients’ preparation for language testing and further study.
  • Set practice activities for clients and provide feedback on the accuracy of clients' work.
  • Identify changes needed to increase their English language usage.
  • Work in collaboration with ASC staff and volunteers to achieve the best outcome for clients and report any teaching or personal issues to the Employment Coordinator.
  • Make referrals to other services for client’s continued language development.
  • Participate in team meetings, information, and any training sessions as required.
  • Maintain accurate activity reports on CiviCRM with client updates, content covered, and material used.
  • Regularly check ASC emails to stay up to date with Centre news and process updates.
Key criteria:
  • Qualification in teaching English as a Second Language.
  • Experience in teaching academic English.
  • Demonstrated capacity to adapt or develop resources/activities to help students learn at their own pace.
  • Experience and capacity to provide tuition online through Zoom/Google Meet.
  • Experience in academic English testing is desirable but not required.
  • Experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep up to date record keeping.
  • Handle confidential information in accordance to the Privacy Act 1988
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on extra tasks as appropriate.
  • An understanding of, or willingness to learn about, trauma-informed practice.
  • Ability to adhere to policies concerning code of conduct, boundaries, and confidentiality.
How to apply:
  • Qualification in teaching English as a Second Language.
  • Experience in teaching academic English.
  • Demonstrated capacity to adapt or develop resources/activities to help students learn at their own pace.
  • Experience and capacity to provide tuition online through Zoom/Google Meet.
  • Experience in academic English testing is desirable but not required.
  • Experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep up to date record keeping.
  • Handle confidential information in accordance to the Privacy Act 1988
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on extra tasks as appropriate.
  • An understanding of, or willingness to learn about, trauma-informed practice.
  • Ability to adhere to policies concerning code of conduct, boundaries, and confidentiality.
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