Recruiting Volunteer ESOL home tutors

Student receving home tutoring

Edinburgh College recruiting volunteer ESOL home tutors

Edinburgh College is inviting volunteers to teach English one to one in students’ own homes as part of a scheme to support people who cannot get to a classroom.

Edinburgh College’s Home Learning Scheme opens up public life for refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers by giving them a better grasp of the English language and UK culture. Volunteer tutors will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience by giving weekly lessons over nine months to students who cannot get to classes the college runs in other community settings. Attending community-based classes is not possible for some people for reasons such as health, childcare or the need for additional support.

The Home Learning Scheme is run by the college’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department, which provides English lessons at all levels within the college and out in the community.

The teaching opportunity will involve four to five hours per week for nine months including travel, preparation and tutoring. Each volunteer will have a support worker who will offer guidance and advice on teaching, and travel expenses are paid Students come from a range of countries including Sudan, Syria, Pakistan and Turkey.

Anyone interested can attend information and selection sessions in August at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill Campus. These will be followed by a training course for all successful applicants.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer and to gain more information about the information and selection sessions please visit the Edinburgh College website.

To apply please email Agnieszka.Waszak@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Information and selection sessions will take place on the following dates:

Information and selection sessions 

It is only necessary to attend one information session, then if you are interested in continuing you must attend the selection session.  The sessions last for the full two hours and are not drop in.

 

Date

 

Times

 

Type of Session

 

Venue

Thursday 24th August 9:15 – 11:15am Information

Session

Sighthill Campus
Or  
Thursday 31st August 9:15 – 11:15am Information

Session

Sighthill Campus
Plus  
12:15 – 2:15pm Selection Session Sighthill Campus


Course Dates

If you are selected to do the training you should ensure that you can attend on all of the dates below. It is necessary to attend both morning and afternoon sessions on these dates.

Thursday 7
September
9:15 – 11:15 am
12:15 – 2:15 pm
Sighthill Campus
Thursday 14
September
9:15 – 11:15 am
12:15 – 2:15 pm
Sighthill Campus
Thursday 21
September
9:15 – 11:15 am

12:15 – 2:15 pm

Sighthill Campus
Thursday 28 September 9:15 – 11:15 am
12:15 – 2:15 pm
Sighthill Campus
Thursday 16 November 9:15 – 11:15 am Sighthill Campus

 

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